INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

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Every LUXTRA style is named in honour of an electrifying woman from modern history. 

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.FRIDA 

 

Frida Kahlo is one of the world's most famous artists. Her iconoclastic style is instantly recognisable the world over. She is best known for her striking self-portraits, her pain and her passion, all of which she depicted using bold and vibrant colour and radical imagery.

Why is she a LUXTRA muse? 

Frida was the embodiment of passion. She was a feminist, a radical, a romantic and completely outspoken. Physically she was broken, yet her willpower and determination was strong beyond belief. She channeled her physical and emotional suffering to create a legacy. 

Our favourite Frida quote:

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
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MAYA 

 

Maya Angelou was one of America's most beloved and celebrated authors and poets, earning her a rightful place as an American icon. She is best known for her memoir "I know why the caged bird sings" in which she relays traumatic events in her young life whilst also illuminating economic, racial and sexual oppression.

Why is she a LUXTRA muse? 

Maya once said: 

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style." 
With this Maya has said it all. 

Our second favourite Maya quote is:

" If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude?"

 

ROSA

 

"No".

When Rosa Parks uttered this tiny word in 1955 on board a bus in Alabama, she set in motion events that would change the world. Rosa refused to relinquish her seat on a segregated bus in the American South and her defiance became an important symbol of the civil rights movement. 

You can read more about Rosa Parks and her legacy here

"No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

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YAYOI

 

Yayoi is an inspiration because she keeps fighting despite having battling mental illness for a large part of her life. Oh - and her work is simply stunning. 

Yayoi is an avant-garde Japanese artist. She's a feminist and uses her work to provoke and scandalise. 

 

Her creativity is out of this world and many people will recognise her work

You can read more about Yayoi here.