{Girl Crush Tuesday} The fantastically powerful Lisa

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place.

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Lisa Wilkinson epitomises girl power at its absolute best. She is powerful, intelligent, beautiful and opinionated.

She is a girl next door who everyone can imagine inviting over for a barbecue but on the same token she is a fiercely smart business woman who led the rise of a new magazine empire when she first edited Dolly, then headed Cleo. In fact, Lisa guided Cleo to such heights that it became the number one selling women’s lifestyle magazine per capita in the world. Simply extraordinary.

She is a journalist, motivational speaker, Today Show host, and media personality. More than that though, she is a wife, mother and friend.

Lisa is the type of lady who little girls everywhere can idolise, she shows that power, intellect and strength really are the most important things to becoming a beautiful person.

Thank you Lisa for being a fantastic role model to my daughters.

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{Girl Crush Tuesday} The supremely talented Kristy Withers of Incy Interiors

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place.

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This local lady is creative, determined and friendly. She is talented, innovative and smart.

If you are a regular reader of The Central Nest, you will know our ongoing addiction to all things Incy. Even as I type this, I can hear the tiny snores of my one year old from the comfort of her ‘Jemima Cot’ that was purchased from Incy a couple of years ago. Today’s girl crush is none other than the remarkable Kristy Withers of Incy Interiors.

Kristy is an absolute rockstar when it comes to all things interior design. Her fabulous style and eye for detail makes her a front runner in the competitive market of little people furniture and design.

Kristy offers a fresh take on interior design and produces good quality products that are functional, beautiful and timeless.

What we love about the delightful Kristy is that she not only manages to run a fantastically booming business but you will often find her personally behind the counter of her local store. Plus, somehow she manages to make time for her true loves, her husband, children and rest of the family.

Kristy is a true businesswoman with a background in marketing and a desire to create good quality, practical products for little humans.

She shows little girls everywhere that with a dream and plenty of hard work you can definitely stamp your mark on the world. Who says you can’t have it all?

Kristy Withers

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The powerfully talented Torah

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place.

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This gorgeous lady not only imprints her authority all over her sport, but stands up for what she believes in and shows that with hard work you really can achieve your dreams.

Torah Bright is an Australian snowboarding champion. She is single-handedly re-writing the record books and was the first and only person in the world to qualify and compete in 3 snowboard events at the 2014 Winter Games. She is a world champion and absolute star.

Torah is tough, powerful and strong. She is friendly, passionate and fun. Torah is a real life superhero.

Thanks Torah for being an absolute Australian superstar that gives my little girls someone to admire.

Images: SMH. Newscorp. Onboardmag. Roxy. Telegraph.

Images: SMH. Newscorp. Onboardmag. Roxy. Telegraph

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} Local superstar Jennifer Stocks

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is a very special one, she is someone who I not only professionally admire, but more than that, I personally love.

Local superstar  Jennifer Stocks is quite possibly the Central West’s most admired photographer. She is undoubtedly stamping her authority over the photography landscape of Australia. She is talented, innovative and quite simply a creative genius.

Last week she was named the 2014 Australian Institute of Professional Photography NSW Professional Photographer Year. That is MASSIVE!

Jennifer is an absolute star. She is energetic and clever, smart and enthusiastic – she really epitomises girl power at its finest.

Plus, not only is she professionally successful but on a personal level she is an absolute champion. She is a wife and mother to four children. She has three growing and busy boys and one deliciously perfect daughter.

We salute you Jen, you really give all little girls someone to aspire to. Have a dream, work hard and you will be rewarded.

Images: Katie McKay Photography, Kisschasey Photography

Images: Katie McKay Photography, Kisschasey Photography

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The sensationally strong Alisa

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Alisa Camplin is an absolute champion. She is strong and talented, clever and grounded – she really is an all-round Australian superstar.

Alisa is arguably Australia’s best ever aerial skier and she took out gold at the 2002 Winter Olympic and followed it up with a bronze in 2006. She was the first Australian skier to win medals at consecutive Winter Olympics.

The best thing about Alisa is that she is more than that, she is more than an athlete, more than an aerial superstar, she is a champion of a person.

Following the devastating loss of her son to congenital heart disease at just 10 days old, Alisa and her husband founded the Finnan’s Gift Project. Together, they have turned their heartbreaking grief into a way to help other families who are experiencing the devastation that is congenital heart disease. You can find more information about Finnan’s Gift here -> Finnan’s Gift.

On top of all that, Alisa is a power businesswoman who holds her own in the corporate world. She has not only worked for IBM but is an in demand executive coach and professional keynote speaker. Plus she balances work-life balance with her husband and gorgeous little daughter, Florence.

We salute you Alisa. Thank you for showing little girls everywhere that strength and power is not only physical but also comes from within. You really are the perfect role model.

Sources: The Australian. Daily Telegraph. AlisaCamplin.com

Sources: The Australian. Daily Telegraph. AlisaCamplin.com

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The Speedy Sally

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Today we send high fives to the gorgeous Sally Pearson.

She is quintessentially Australia’s darling of track and field. Not only is she an absolute athletic superstar (winning Olympic gold medals and world championships) but she is also a bubbly, lovely, good hearted person filled with passion and determination.

In 2014, Australia formally acknowledged her awesomeness and Sally was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to sport.

Off the track Sally is a huge lover of animals, she donates time to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Welfare League Queensland. She is also a proud supporter of Golden Ark Rescue Australia.

Showing that hard work, perseverance and distinct talent can take you anywhere, Sally really is a role model for little girls everywhere.

Thanks Sally, you really are inspirational.

Images: AWW, Zimbio, SMH, Adelaide Now, Fox Sports, Daily Telegraph

Images: AWW, Zimbio, SMH, Adelaide Now, Fox Sports, Daily Telegraph

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The fantastic Jessica

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Today we send some love to the spectacular Jessica Mauboy.

Not only is she a fantastic singer and performer but she is an all-round good person.

She grew up in Darwin, and became a national darling thanks to her success on Australian Idol.

What we love most about Jessica is that she teaches all girls that through hard work, talent and perseverance you really can achieve your dreams.

On top of that, she is not the type of woman who stands by letting others take over, she takes control and really is the perfect example of girl power at its finest.

Plus, she has such a wonderful style, always looking glamorous and beautiful.

Thanks to Jess for giving my little girls someone to admire.

Images: The Australia, Wikifeet, Markopanzic, Canberra Times, NewsCorp, Vogue

Images: The Australia, Wikifeet, Markopanzic, Canberra Times, NewsCorp, Vogue

As if she is isn’t already cool enough she recently appeared on Sesame Street and performed a brilliant version of 5 Kangaroos. (You know if Sesame Street is calling, you have definitely made it!)

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The powerfully talented Dr Fiona

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Today’s we salute the powerfully talented Dr Fiona Wood (FRCS, FRACS, AM, Winthrop Professor School of Surgery, UWA).

Dr Fiona is a British born plastic surgeon who works in Perth, Western Australia and has completely revolutionised the treatment of burns in Australia. She is the director of the Royal Perth Hospital Burns Unit and is also a clinical professor with the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Fiona Wood Foundation.

Australian of the Year in 2005, Dr Fiona is the ultimate idol for little girls. Showing that nothing gets in the way of hard work, determination and talent she is putting a solid mark on changing people’s lives for the better. Her foundation the Fiona Wood Foundation helps assist in the delivery of scarless healing – in mind, body and spirit – to all injury survivors. She abides by a well-known mantra that “The quality of outcome must be worth the pain of survival”.

Dr Fiona is well known for her patented invention of spray-on skin for burn victims, which has helped many burn victims recover quicker, with less scaring.

In 2002, Dr Fiona was one of the most instrumental doctors in the treatment of the victims of the Bail bombing.

As a person, as a mother, as an human being, I say thank you to Dr Fiona Wood for being an inspiration and for making a difference.

Sources: ABC, The Australian, Courier Mail, Yahoo, The Age

Sources: ABC, The Australian, Courier Mail, Yahoo, The Age

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The Hilarious Ms Swan

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Chrissie Swan is our imaginary best mate. It is as simple as that. She actually doesn’t know it yet, but it’s true.

Being that she is hilarious (and we are into that you know) and doesn’t seem to take much crap, she really is someone we really admire.

A well-loved Australian radio and television personality, she exudes confidence, wittiness and general hilarity in everything she does. She is honest, passionate and thoughtful.

Chrissie is just good people. She lets everyone know that there is not one particular tiny little box that you need to fit into if you want to be happy.

Somehow she balances three children, a husband and a very successful career. She is a perfect example that through commitment, perseverance and pure hard work, you really can have it all.

Thank you Chrissie for showing all little girls that individuality is the new normal.

Sources: SMH, AWW, Mamamia, Newscorp, Watercooler

Sources: SMH, AWW, Mamamia, Newscorp, Watercooler

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The Mighty Michelle

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Michelle Bridges is pretty cool, not only is she a fierce businesswoman and master entrepreneur but she is also funny and smart, clever and beautiful. Plus, she has a rocking bod.

But, the real reason why Michelle is someone who we respect is because she actually helps people change. She transforms lives. She saves people.

Undoubtedly, Australia’s number one fitness identity, she combines support, heart-warming compassion and tough love to help people make changes. Her 12 Week Body Transformation has helped thousands of people to shed weight and find a better version of themselves (myself included!)

Not only is she one remarkable person in the fitness industry, she is more than that. She regularly supports and donates time, money and awareness to the RSPCA,  National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Black Dog Institute.

She makes working out cool. She teaches you life lessons. She gives little girls someone to look up to.

Cheers, Ms Bridges for being a positive influence in so many people’s lives and for spreading the word of good health.

Sources: SMH, Daily Telegraph, Popsugar

Sources: SMH, Daily Telegraph, Popsugar