{Girl Crush Tuesday} Surfs up and so is our love of this lady..

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 on the fantastically talented Stephanie Gilmore. This girl is pure brilliance.

Not only is she the leader of the pack in her chosen field: surfing, she is tough, happy and smart.

Stephanie is an Australian professional surfer who has been world champion SIX TIMES! She leads by example and has stamped her authority on surfing.

She also has a very successful media/sponsorship career with many of Australia’s most high profile brands knocking on her door.

Steph is an honest and vocal ambassador for good health and encourages people to embrace their own strengths, their own wellbeing and imperfections.

She is a perfect role model for little grommets everywhere and shows all little girls that if you work hard, have dedication and desire then you really can rule the world.

We salute you Ms Gilmore.

steph gilmore

Images: Ripcurl. Roxy. Facebook. ASP. Newscorp. Gleeson.

 

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The impeccable Ms Hay

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.line4

Today’s girl crush is on the superbly talented and ever creative Donna Hay.

Ms Hay is quite possibility my biggest crush! Not a week goes by that I don’t  go straight to one of her fantastic cook books looking for inspiration. Her meals are achievable, delicious and nutritious (and most are completely doable even with a toddler bird on the bench and a baby bird on the hip!)

She makes good, smart food available to the masses. Through well-conceived books she enables even the most beginner of chefs to impress any dinner party guest.

She is more than just a foodie, she is a fierce business woman, who shows all little girls that through hard work, determination and perseverance you really can make your dreams come true. Plus, she does all this while in an industry often dominated by men.

Donna offers a wide selection of products, ranging from her cook books all the way through to utensils and giftware. Her website is a one-stop haven for any food lover. Her style is impeccable and you can spend hours lovingly turning the pages on her magazines just absorbing the colours, the design and overall prettiness of it all.

The wonderful thing about the way Donna cooks is that it is fuss-free but still still chic and a wee bit fancy. Somehow she makes the impossible possible and before you know it  the little birdies want to eat chicken yakitori every night!

Ms Hay will forever be on my bucket list of people to meet, she is an inspiration for how a passion for food can turn into a passion for life. Her empire is constantly growing and we could not be happier.

Images: DonnaHay.com.au; NewsCorp; Femail; Adelaidenow; Foxtel; TempleWebster

Images: DonnaHay.com.au; NewsCorp; Femail; Adelaidenow; Foxtel; TempleWebster

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The fabulous Ms Frank

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.line4

Today’s girl crush is on the fantastically talented and very successful Jackie Frank.

Jackie is the editor and publisher of Marie Claire Australia. She is powerfully smart and epitomises girl power at its absolute finest.

Professionally, together with her fantastic team she has bought Marie Claire Australia to the forefront of any fashion lovers bookshelf and is officially the go-to for any fashion conscious Australian woman. Quite remarkably, Marie Claire Australia in combination with its sister editions are read by thirteen million women in 26 countries each month. As further evidence of the success achieved while being captained by Jackie, Marie Claire Australia was recognised as Magazine of the year in 2001 at the Magazine Publishers of Australia Awards.

What makes Jackie even more remarkable is that she is not afraid to voice her opinion when something just doesn’t seem right. She stands up for women’s rights and is publically known for her stand against models who are unhealthily thin. She is also completely passionate about equal marriage in Australia, and across the world.

As if editing Australia’s most beautiful magazine is not enough, Jackie is also successful personally as a mother to two beautiful children.

Thank you Ms Frank for giving all little girls someone to admire. You show that hard work, perseverance and self-belief are the cornerstone for a successful career. Girls really can have it all.

Images: Newscorp, Daily telegraph, Popsugar, Zimbio, Madworld.

Images: Newscorp, Daily telegraph, Popsugar, Zimbio, Madworld.

P.S You know when people ask you who your dream dinner party guest would be? The remarkable Jackie Frank is my choice.

{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.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

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.

lisa wilkinson

 

{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.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

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.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

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