Celebrating Women in History through Sewing

Did you know that the Month of March is Women's History Month? Influential women are celebrated throughout the month, recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life - science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine. This has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women. 
"Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less."
- Myra Pollack Sadker
We've decided to participate and pay tribute to 3 women who have influenced the world not only by their accomplishments, but with their style too: Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
 
 

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day. ( source Wikipedia)


We've created this look inspired by Amelia's androgynous style with the Mulberry Tunic, the School Boy Vest and the Morocco Pants

 

 

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits.

Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as "La Casa Azul," the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Mexican culture and tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb". Frida rejected the "surrealist" label imposed by Breton, as she argued that her work reflected more of her reality than her dreams.

Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which were caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." ( source Wikipedia)

 

This look was inspired by Frida's bohemian style and love of colours using the Crop Top Set. 

 
 

Jacqueline Lee "JackieKennedy Onassis (née Bouvier, July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

Bouvier was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Lee Bouvier. In 1951, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature from George Washington University and went on to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an inquiring photographer.

In 1952, Bouvier met Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. Shortly after, he was elected to the United States Senate and the couple married the following year. They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, she aided her husband's administration with her presence in social events and with her highly publicized restoration of the White House. On November 22, 1963, she was riding with him in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. She and her children withdrew from public view after his funeral, and she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968.

Following her second husband's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, as well as for her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon; her famous ensemble of pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat has become symbolic of her husband's assassination and one of the most iconic images of the 1960s. She ranks as one of the most popular First Ladies and in 1999 was named on Gallup's list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th century America.


We created this look inspired by Jackie's classic style and impeccable taste with the Rebel Girl Party Dress. 

Be sure to visit the blog in the following days, we will showcase each look individually as well as explain more in details all the steps to all the modifications we made. 

March 17, 2016 by UpCraft Club
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Comments

Mie

Mie said:

Woooow, this is incredible! I’m kind of speechless! Such a fun post!

Ines

Ines said:

Amazing outfits! And you were right about the floral trim and I was wrong heheh, love how it came out. <3

Gabriela

Gabriela said:

Love all outfits but Frida is perfection!

Esther liz

Esther liz said:

Great, j’adore!!! Hum and that little Frida<3 !

Carina

Carina said:

Oh my goodness – love all of this, so fantastic!

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