{Girl Crush Tuesday} Divine Delta

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 we salute the fantastically talented Delta Goodrem.

Delta is undeniably Australia’s princess of pop and has one of the best voices that the country has ever heard. She is an actor, a performer, a presenter, a songwriter and even a judge on the Australian version of the voice.

Delta is amazing not only on the stage but more importantly behind the limelight. She is a cancer survivor who regularly supports many charities including even donating a portion of her concert proceeds to the Delta Goodrem Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Trust Fund. She is also an ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Delta also supports RADD (Recording Artists, Actors And Athletes Against Drunk Driving), to help raise awareness of the risks of drunk driving.

Delta is the epitome of a superstar and shows all little girls, that through hard work, perseverance and genuine Australian spirit girls really can run the world.

 

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{Girl Crush Tuesday} The Magnificent Maggie

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.line4Maggie Beer is the queen of Australian cooking talent. She has the simplest food philosophy that is to cook straight from the heart and make the most of each and every ingredient she uses. The reason why I love her is that her cooking is honest and truthful. Plus she has recipes that even I can handle!

Living in the Barossa, Maggie operates a business that has an extensive range of gourmet foods including quince paste (my ABSOLUTE FAV!), icecreams and verjuice. She has appeared many times on Masterchef and is quite the author with 10 cooking books!

In 2001 Maggie was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through cooking and writing and in 2008 won the Australian Publishers Association’s Illustrated Book of the Year for ‘Maggie’s Harvest’. She was awarded Senior Australian of the year on 2010 and in 2012 was appointed a member of Order of Australia. How incredible is she!

In 2014 Maggie created the Maggie Beer Foundation which is committed to improving the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients. Ultimately the foundation wants to influence government policy to ensure the delivery of better food services to those in our community who need it most.

You know that imaginary list of remarkable people that you wish you could have dinner with one day? Maggie is number one on my list. She is incredible and I would love the opportunity to absorb even just a little bit of her brilliance one day.

Thank you Maggie, you inspire me everyday to try and deliver good quality food to my family and to make the best food choices possible for my little ladies.

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{Girl Crush Tuesday} The remarkably powerful Julie

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 brilliant Julie Bishop.

Whether you support liberal, labor, greens or other I believe you would be hard-pressed not to respect Julie Bishop.

She always holds herself with confidence, is aware of her words and rarely puts a foot wrong.

She is a very powerful Australian woman, who shows all little girls that women can make a difference.

Julie was sworn in as Australia’s first female Foreign Minister on 18 September 2013. She has a law degree and was a practising solicitor prior to her entry into politics. She is now the deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Thank you Julie for displaying real girl power in a very male driven industry, I imagine there are plenty of little ladies around the country who will aspire to be like you one day.

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Images: JulieBishop.com.au, ABC, CourierMail, News, Australian.

{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.

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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 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?

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{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 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