Celebrating women and flowers

Happy #IWD 2018

By Adam Lourie

Celebrating women and flowers


Happy International Women's Day to all the strong, bold, sassy women out there, standing united and working together to make things better for all, with heart, determination, intelligence and courage.

Today is all about celebrating and acknowledging the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world in every field, occupation and industry.

We decided, what better day than today to share who some of our favourite women are throughout history and who influence and inspire us at DAILY Blooms.

She put her emotions into her painting, and as it were, she wore her heart on her canvas. Her work is a rare blend of true emotion, heartbreak, love, and life, as well as death. They reflect her emotions, the events in her life, changes in her feelings - whether good or bad. Her imagery and style were very original, dramatic, and courageous. She was beautiful, spirited, and bold. "Frida is the only example in the history of art of an artist who tore open her chest and heart to reveal the biological truth of her feelings. The only woman who has expressed in her work an art of the feelings, functions, and creative power of woman."

Malala became an advocate for girls' education when she herself was still a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived and became political activist, continuing her campaign for education, equality and peace for every child, and was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Famous for playing comic 'blonde bombshell' characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Marilyn made only 30 movies in her lifetime, but her legendary status and mysticism will remain with film history forever. The people of Hollywood were absolutely infatuated with Marilyn. She carried herself with class, and stood by what she believed in. "Marilyn’s need to be desired was so great that she could make love to a camera."

The Queen B! Beyoncé is a true Renaissance woman: a musician, a business mogul, a feminist, a mother, and a brand whose cultural gravity seems to emanate not from any one of these talents but from all of them in person and when she is performing. She’s the total package, the central value that Beyoncé represents – across her art, entrepreneurship, activism, and family devotion – is boundless potential. What can't this woman do?!

Kim Cattrall's depiction of the bold, provocative, openly sex-loving Samantha Jones on "Sex of the City" had viewer's jaws dropping throughout the '90s and early 2000s. Outside of her trysts, Samantha was a fierce friend and a savvy businesswoman and never allowed even the harshest of critiques to sway her from staying true to herself and pursuing her goals. Samantha taught us that — just like a fine wine — we only get better with age and that sometimes you have to put yourself first. Samantha's career success was a result of her tenacity in the working world, even when being faced with opposition. In other words, Samantha Jones is one fierce, inspirational female.

Known for her glamour, fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn certainly lived up to her famous quote. She broke rules, she had fun, she set her own agenda. During her long and illustrious career, the legendary silver-screen star appeared in at least 30 movies and took home a record of four golden Oscars for Best Actress.

Love Courtney & the DB team xxx