The Future is Female



I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, as this is a theme which has been playing on my mind a lot of late.  Firstly, it’s something which has become more and more apparent the older I’ve got.  Secondly, it never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved when we pull together and support each other.  In addition to this, there’s a fashion trend developing which underpins this message and I think it’s a movement we should all be part of.



I want to talk about the female empowerment and the strength of being a woman.  There is no doubt women still face adversity, whether it be in the workplace, out on the street or in the daily choices we have to make.  The inexcusable gender pay gap is just one example of how being a woman isn’t easy, but let’s be the generation that makes that change.



Women in Business

Working in a predominantly female industry means I see first-hand the best and worst parts of us.  Hands down, the best bloggers are the ones that support each other.  I’ve come across a few who’ve resorted to underhand tactics to get ahead and let me tell you, it’s never gone unnoticed and it’s never been forgotten.  However, rather than focus on the negative, I thought I’d highlight a few women who are leading by example and showing us all how it should be done.



London Road Jewellery

London Road Jewellery is a London based, family run jewellery brand.  It’s a brand that has resonated with me for a number of reasons which you can read about HERE and HERE.  Today I wanted to talk about its Creative Director, Suzanne, who in conjunction with her brother has taken over the reins of this family business.

Suzanne is a triple threat.  She raised a family, runs a successful business and is constantly striving forward.  She’s the perfect example of being able to do it all.



Aside from overseeing the daily running’s of the business, Suzanne is responsible for designing each collection.  This means she has to be ahead of the trends, forward thinking and incredibly creative.

Jewellery designed for women by women, should always be the obvious choice.  The other thing I’m a strong believer in is, when it comes to fine jewellery, why wait for a man to buy it for you?!  Treat yourself instead, as nothing speaks volumes more than a woman who gets what she wants, when she wants it by her own means.



Coloured stones and diamonds are something London Road is recognised for and it’s no surprised Suzanne caught onto the red, green and gold trend early on.  Red is a colour you would never have seen in my wardrobe 18 months ago, but now I can’t get enought of it.  The Ruby Raindrop necklace, which I’ve layered with the Gold Kew Serpent Pendant and the Tsavorite Meridian Circle Pendant, is a personal favourite of mine (find it HERE).  It’s not only timeless but also still manages to be right on trend.  Talk about the best of both worlds!



Wonder Woman

I use to live in LA where I was subjected to “film talk” on a daily basis.  One of the themes which constantly came up when I spoke to female writers, directors and producers was the lack of strong female leads in big budget films.  I particularly remember being at a panel discussion where Jurassic World was being heavily debated.  They were questioning why the female character needed to be so highly strung and the need for her to be running around in heels and a tight skirt.  They argued it’s these sorts of characters that play into negative gender stereotypes.



Therefore, I can only imagine their delight at the arrival of Wonder Woman, a blockbuster which finally puts a strong and modern female character as its lead.  Also, given the astronomical box office takings, it suggests it’s not only women in Hollywood who are craving these sorts of characters.


Maria Grazia Chiuri

Maria Grazia Chiuri is a woman I’ve spoken about before on the blog (catch it HERE if you missed it).  She is the first female Creative Director of Christian Dior and is currently taking the fashion world by storm.



Her first collection put feminism and female empowerment at its heart and she has single-handedly bought about a revolution in fashion.  Next season expect to see a lot of tees on the high street with strong female messages, such as the one I’m wearing from Peacocks’ A/W17 collection.



To conclude I thought I’d finish off with what I want to see more of in the future.  Don’t forget to share your comments below on what you’d like to see more of in the future:

  • I want to see more women like Suzanne running businesses and demonstrating first-hand the strength of the next female generation.
  • I want to see more blockbuster films, like Wonder Woman, where strong female characters are given central roles.
  • I want to see brands from the luxury end right through to the high street putting female empowerment at the heart of their designs.
  • I want to see women continually supporting each other in business so we can all reach our full potential


Outfit details: Tee – Peacocks (find HERE for £10!!) | Jeans – Topshop (find HERE) | Jacket – HM x Balmain (similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes – Chloe (find HERE & HERE) | Bag – Dior (find HERE) | Sunglasses – Gucci (find HERE) | Jewellery – London Road (find necklaces HERE, HEREHERE, rings HERE & HERE & bracelets HERE & HERE)


Thank you to London Road Jewellery for sponsoring this post.  All thoughts, opinions and feminist stance remains my own!

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  1. Kim July 21, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Suzanne sounds amazing! I definitely want to strive to be like her. Love all your accessories! Also, I agree that bloggers should support one another 🙂

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      She is and she’s so modest too which makes her even more amazing xx

  2. Janea July 21, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I’m so with you on wanting to promote women’s empowerment! Like you, I am also looking forward to Dior’s next collection to see what’s in store. That jewelry is gorgeous, by the way!
    xo, janea

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      The Creative Director at Dior can do no wrong in my eyes! xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Haha, yasss! Plus it’s only £10, bargain! xx

  3. Colleen July 21, 2017 / 4:04 am

    I love this post! I want to see Wonderwoman so badly…and I must say that it’s awesome that there are so many more popular movies these days that are female-centric. Have you seen GLOW yet? I think you’ll really like it!

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Oooh no, I want to see it! Thanks for the recommendation doll xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks doll, this jacket is an oldie but goodie! xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you Shivangi xx

    • thatnewd August 22, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks hunny xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks xx

  4. Roksana July 21, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Love this post, it’s hard out there for us women (I’m a software engineer and I’m surrounded mostly by men in my workplace I’ve experienced aversion towards women in tech which is absolutely ridiculous ). We should always have each other’s backs and encourage each other to reach higher and dream bigger. Because we can achieve whatever we want and be whomever we want 🙂

    Roksana |

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Damn right girl! Couldn’t have said it better myself hun! xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much lovely lady xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      I’ve wanted these booties forever, I’m so happy to have them finally xx

  5. Paula July 22, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I love this post! It’s so important for us as women to constantly support our fellow woman and not be constantly bitching or trying to discredit each other. It’s so disheartening and I see it very often. Men tend to just get on with it while women have a tendency to gossip.

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      So true, I’m sooo over women who don’t support others. It’s such a shame xx

  6. Comfy Cozy Up July 22, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Cool outfit! Great topic…I think equal pay is still a struggle in the workplace. And, I agree that more movies like wonder woman is need to empower the younger generation.

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Isn’t it shocking there is still such a huge gender pay gap in this day and age!!?? xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      You’re so lovely, thank you xx

  7. Desires In Style July 22, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Great points, especially the last one, we want to see more women supporting each-other!!!
    By the way you rock in this outfit!!
    Have a great week-end
    Agnese & Elisa

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Definitely! Us women need to support each other! xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      You’re so lovely, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you Jessica xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much hunny! xx

  8. Demilade July 22, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Love your tee, it’s something I would wear! I agree with you, women building other women up is always so wonderful and it’s something we should all try to do! xx

    Coco Bella Blog

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Isn’t it fab?! I’m totally obsessed with it at the momemt! xx

    • thatnewd July 26, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Kris xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you Violette xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      So sweet, thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks darling xx

  9. Laura July 23, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    The jacket looks cute and I love how you styled it x

    Pink Frenzy

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  10. Nikki July 23, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Such an awesome and inspiring post, D. Thanks for reminding me to keep striving forward for what I want, when I want it, and how I want it. I feel stronger and more empowered every day. My dogs and business are better for it And that outfit… TO DIE FOR!!!

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Yay, so glad you liked it hunny! Absolutely, when you’re strong everything is better!! xx

    • thatnewd July 24, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      So sweet, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd July 29, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd July 26, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Awww I’m so glad you agree we need to reminded of how powerful and strong we all are xx

  11. March July 26, 2017 / 1:27 am

    Love your outfit 😉

    • thatnewd July 26, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  12. Lorna August 5, 2017 / 1:36 am

    I completely missed this one! YAY boot twins! So happy you have the velvet Chloe too! They’re literally AMAZING! You styled them perfectly!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd August 6, 2017 / 2:55 am

      Haha love that we are boot twins! I just need it to be autumn so I can wear them more! xx

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