Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspiring People: Gloria Steinmen

One of the reasons why I started this blog was to "force" myself to have a place where I jotted down things, places and persons that inspire me. As such, I decided to start a new feature called "Inspiring People", which really came about when I read about this documentary on NPR. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch it, but ever since hearing about it, I have been reading more about Gloria Steinmen and her role in the women's movement and beyond.

I highly recommend taking a look at her official website and reading up on her contributions. As the founder of Ms. magazine, an activist and a profoundly honest human being (her discussions on self image are very illuminating), Gloria Steinmen is definitely an inspiring person. So as a tribute to her I leave you with some of my favorite quotes by Ms. Steinmen, along with a couple of outfits inspired by her iconic 1960's style.

1. Geo Mod Shades, Anthropologie.
2. Silk Blouse, Anthropologie.
3. Mustard Mini Skirt, modcloth.com
4. Wooden Platform Wedges, modcloth.com
5. M Missoni Natural 60's Box Print Dress, via fashionologie.com
6. Topshop Oversized Wavy Bangles, via fashionologie.com
7. Eddie Bauer, via fashionologie.com

Do you have any suggestions on inspiring people? If so, please share on the comments.



  1. I adore the quotes. Think I need to learn to unlearn;-)

  2. i was reading some of her quotes and articles not too long ago actually. yes, she seems a groovy chic.

  3. oh i love these quotes. i don't know a whole lot about her, but i would love to read more. thanks for those links! a couple months ago i blogged about my she-hero, katharine hepburn. she was a feminist, hilarious, wise, adventurous, and definitely a fashion icon. she would be my top suggestion.

  4. Great idea and great dedication. I saw her interviewed a few years back after her husband passed away. It was very moving. Her devotion was inspiring and completely unexpected to me. We all can learn (and unlearn!) fom each other, that's for sure!

  5. i saw a documentary about her the other day and was so amazed at what an amazing job she's done for all of us!

  6. Definitely love the Gloria-inspired look. The quotes are oh-so-true. She is definitely someone I'd like to learn more about. Thanks for the links!

  7. what a great post! I love Gloria Steinem! Also Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers -- lots of great ones who have paved the way for us in different ways.


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