My definition: The one’s they tell you and him to stay away from, the ones who know what they want and are not afraid to go after it.
Dictionary definition: a seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations.
The beginning of a new series here on the blog! I have been feeling very inspired and recently there is a lot of girl power in the air.
My dear friend recently launched a website, dedicated to educating the masses and having the very important conversation of Feminism and why its important here’s the link to a truly enlightening experience brag-aboutit .
So this new series is me redefining the definition of ‘Femme Fatale’ the popular definition is basically another way of saying women are responsible for the actions grown men take and I do not agree. It could also mean women are powerful and can make their dreams come true and I like this definition more.
The fact that women are seemingly more liberated in several ways is a good thing. I think it is important that women have the choice to be and ‘Femme Fatale’ should be another way of saying free.
This series is hereby dedicated to my dear friend for starting something bigger than herself and for being true to her beliefs.
My first few pieces will be on the iconic women in history, I want to start from way back when.
First up is my favourite,the woman I have come to admire and maybe should examine more closely. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.
I remember stumbling upon her biopic when I was about ten. That was something I’ll never forget, because even at that age I was amazed by how she overcame the struggle and how used her femininity to progress; but despite this she never compromised her standards and worked hard for everything she got.
I loved that she believed in practicality and comfort, but not at the expense of looking good. She redefined what it meant to be feminine and showed that black wasn’t a colour anyone should be afraid of. Although I am taking a path far away from hers,she is the very definition of Femme Fatale for me. She did it her way and was unapologetic in her ambitions.
Coco Chanel inspires me daily to be bold, seek more and put myself out there. I am failing miserably at all this but I am trying and I’m realising that’s all that matters.
So this week when you remember Femme Fatale, remember to be unapologetic and remember that your dreams are meant to be big!