As we grasp these last few glorious days of summer, not willing to let go like a child’s refusal of bedtime, I think back on the wonderful painted skies that welcomed us during this particular photo-shoot. Whilst there was a crisp and infrequent wind throughout the evening, the slow-setting summer sun put us at ease. Elaine, our forest queen, so politely and willingly danced about in the poses and settings we commanded, but doing so with an undeniable presence and power that translates through the lens. When I review the final edits of our shoot there is a fluent pairing of femininity and vulnerability with independence and influence that seems to be a common theme throughout today’s leading fashion and innovative magazines.
Who are the women inspiring you today? What defines their influence? I am personally motivated to see many amazing women in leadership roles across many different landscapes whether it is technology, design or fashion. All these women share common traits of hard work, perseverance and individuality. Elaine undoubtedly influences me with her genuine kindness and encouragement. She believes in the talents of all people and her optimism is joyfully contagious. She is our Forest Queen!