The other day while running around Manhattan on a day full of shoots, I thought to myself…how amazing is it to be born a women in this era & living in this country. A large chunk of the glass ceiling has been broken by a previous generation of strong women in various industries. The idea of a women having to dress like a man to make it to the top has faded. I am seeing powerful women in their corner offices closing major Wall Street deals while perched in her stiletto Louboutins. The old adage of having to choose between being a mother or a career women has meshed into one. In this time of opportunity and abundance, a woman can do both. I love that the range and options for fashion to express oneself is endless. You can be a hipster in your Tom’s shoes one day and later if your mood takes you to a delicate cocktail dress for the evening, so be it.
In this era, I love that I see more and more career women helping other career women to the top. My photography mentor, the beautiful and talented Inbal Sivan has always said “there’s plenty of work to go around”. I always tell my friends I want to make it to “my top” (as being at “the top” could mean something different for each person) and that I will help as many of my ladies get there with me…why not make the journey fun with peers to share the struggles and successes along the way… so when we all make it there, being at the “top” won’t be so lonely.
So in my random Thanksgiving rant, I want to say I am thankful “…to be a women in this era (& especially in New York City) where the opportunities are endless, fashion rules no longer exist & we can define/reinvent ourselves a 100 times over as we please.” … as quoted in the beautiful NYC Stylist’s Blog of Natalie Decleve: