All about the sisterhood: Atterley Road’s #ARWOMAN campaign

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Instagram has been all over a new initiative by Atterley Road called #ARWOMAN.

In a nutshell, it’s all about the amazing women in our lives and celebrating those who inspire us.

The brand asked me who my #ARWOMAN would be and as a total girl’s girl, I struggled to pick just one.

My mum is the most important woman in my life and as she lives back in my hometown of Birkenhead, I miss her not being  just down the road. She’s ALWAYS the person I want to tell first.

My daughter is – obviously – the most precious lady in my life and I’m totally inspired (and often terrified) by her daily, growing language, knowledge and independence.

And I love all my friends, some old, some more recent kindred spirits I’ve met since having children.

But two of my oldest friends are Jeannie and Catherine, neither of whom I get to see as often as I’d like because one – selfishly – decided to emigrate to New Zealand and the other – selfishly – moved out of London. But I know that even if we don’t speak as often as our lives permit, we are totally there for each other.

But I couldn’t choose just one person from my own life, so looked to the celebrity world for my #ARWOMAN.

Growing up I was a total black and white movie nut and so in the end I decided on someone whose style, class and ageless beauty has always epitomised chic to me – Lauren Bacall.

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Because why wouldn’t you want to look like this at any point during your life? How fabulous does she look in that bottom right picture with Yves Saint Laurent?

And I LOVE this old hair and make up test image I found, back when she was (not so) plain old Betty Joan Perske and screen testing for roles.

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Who would be your #ARWOMAN? I’d love to know.

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