I’m really inspired by Elizabeth Arden, the namesake of the brand and company that continues her legacy. In 1912 Elizabeth Arden marched down Fifth Avenue, handing red lipstick to the suffragettes a as symbol of solidarity. She had so much female power and a legacy that the company continues to carry down to their choice of spokeswomen. How fabulous is Reese Witherspoon!?!? Their latest #TogetherWeMarchOn initiative is really amazing and I could not be more in support. They designed the perfect red “March On” lipstick in collaboration with Reese as part of their March On campaign. This initiative is designed to celebrate women’s achievements, encourage women to support each other and they have pledged to donate 100% of the proceeds of the ‘March On‘ lipstick, that’s $1 million dollars to the UN Women in support of their work to advance women’s issues worldwide.
Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Arden are both women that have personally inspired me. They stood/stand for something greater, they aren’t boxed in by what they can do. I remember an interview with Reese Witherspoon where she talked about funding her own film company and how everyone discouraged her from putting in her own $$$. And of course it’s wildly successful now. That interview was a turning point for me when starting my accessories line and turning down investors to create it on my own. So much of my charity, events and now product line has been all about women supporting women so I’m so proud of what they are doing and continue to inspire.
Also if you ever need some good motivation, google “Elizabeth Arden quotes”, they are the best! Some of my personal favorites: “I pick good women, but I haven’t had any luck with my men”, “I don’t sell cosmetics, I sell hope”, “It is remarkable what a woman can accomplish with just a little ambition.”
Check out the limited edition March On lipstick on elizabetharden.com