First things first

International Women's Day

It’s International Women’s Day today, even though for us, every day is women’s day.
Every day we are inspired by the many power women around us. Therefore we asked a number of TopVintage ladies the following question:

Who is a woman that inspires you and why?

Angelique – Mrs Boss
''I received this question from our team and I took my time to think about it… and I come to the conclusion that it’s not just one woman that inspires me, but many! Women I know in real life, but also women I read about online. Women I work with, women I dance with, laugh with and cry with. Women who have discovered our style, embrace their femininity, discover that they’re beautiful and that they are happy with themselves, wow! Women who stand up for better living conditions, wow! Women who tell their stories, even if it’s really difficult, wow! My desire is to be an inspiring woman as well, whether it’s to inspire many or just a few. Let’s aspire to inspire, everyone in their own sphere of influence. Happy International Women's Day! Celebrate your femininity!''

Anick – Fashion Editor
''Lady Di with the following quote: "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
Even though she’s perceived as a style icon, she was so much more! She had a heart of gold and she stood up against global injustice… don't we all need a little bit of Diana in our lives?''

Laura – Manager Marketing & Communication
“Who inspires me the most? My mother! I appreciate that my upbringing plays a major role in the decisions that I make. Life lessons my mom taught me: stay true to yourself, follow your heart, recognize your mistakes, be helpful, put your own house in order first and don't be deterred by setbacks! Her lessons will help me through many events in my life.”

Fleur – Lovely Linguistic
''One of the women I admire is the French singer-songwriter AND style icon Émilie Simon. With her own unique style, she has not only released great albums in French and English but she also composed impressive soundtracks to films. After having lost her significant other to the H1N1/09 virus, the heart-breaking album “Franky Knight” is her way of paying tribute to him. Currently, she’s back with the soundtrack to the film “The Jesus Rolls”. I truly have great respect for her.''

Sandra – Social Chatter
''Aretha Franklin inspires me because the moment I hear her voice, she touches me and moves me so profoundly, while making me so happy at the same time. What a (power) woman!''