by Zay A.
We love March for so many reasons. Not only does it mark the start of the new season, the International Women’s Day falls on 8th March every year. A day where we honour all women around the world. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. Yup, you read that right. If you’ve been wanting to start a new business, pursue a new hobby or chase your dreams, this year’s theme is #MakeItHappen! But before that, let’s celebrate Women’s Day in these five stylish ways.
Pucker up for the cause
100% of the L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm ($5/RM15) will go to L’Occitane Foundation to support women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso – where Olivier Baussan first discovered shea butter in 1980s. We love this apricot-scented multi-purpose balm so much it can used to treat lips, hands, body and even nails! Know more about L’Occitane foundation here.
Get empowered with a book
International Women’s Day is about empowering women and one worldwide bestseller which resonates perfectly with that is Sheryl Sandberg’s LEAN IN.
In the book, Sandberg, COO of Facebook, shares her personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice to help women achieve their goals. The book challenges us to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do, and serves as a rallying cry for us to work together to create a more equal world. Find our more here.
Dress to the nine because WE CAN
Net-a-Porter has picked exclusive iconic pieces to ship free globally especially for Women’s Day. Shop iconic pieces at Net-a-Porter here now. These are limited editions by the way.
Dress 1: BALMAIN Crochet-knit mini dress
Top 1: SIBLING Lead Sister intarsia merino wool sweater
Party the night with women rockers
Queens of Noize (6 March, Sydney, Australia) is a female-fuelled rock and roll event which showcases female and female-fronted bands from the local music scene. Featuring Lillye, The Mis-Made, Brace for Whilplash and Tequila Mockingbyrd. Get your ticket here now.
Go on a solo trip
Seventy-three percent of women surveyed say they’re going to travel solo in 2015, according to Yahoo Travel editor-in-chief Paula Froelich on travel trends (source) When it comes to safest cities in the world for female solo travelers, we recommend Scandinavia – Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway – for championing gender equality among the rest of the world (and all these countries are in the top 10 happiest countries in the world) so go and find out!
Did you know… that the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911?
Learn more about International Women’s Day theme for 2015 here.
Zay digs stories on beautiful things. Working at a Swedish firm as a Regional Communication Head for SEA, she dedicates her personal time to writing stories on Wondermika.com. During the past 7 years, Zay has been contributing works to various women’s magazines in Malaysia including the the Women’s Weekly and Harper’s Bazaar. Her work are mostly on beauty, lifestyle and travel. A mother of two based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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