These two women are outstanding inspirations of mine; they have achieved incredible things, building upon and striving to achieve their childhood dreams. These Little People books clearly illustrate the women’s stories in an easily digestible way – the visuals make the different elements more memorable for me.
Hepburn proved that no matter what anyone says to push you down, by never giving up you can succeed. I admire how modest Hepburn remained throughout her success; becoming a UNICEF ambassador, finding happiness in helping people across the globe. This is something I aim to do on a daily basis; I, like Audrey, gain more satisfaction from doing something for others, rather than I do from my own achievements. Audrey did whatever she could to help others because she remembered how she had felt when she was a child in need.
Chanel proved that being different allowed her to achieve so many more incredible things, compared to if she had followed the norm of the era. She also demonstrated the power of simple and elegant styles, stressing that comfort is the way to dress. She brought the new style of simple and straight, freeing women from the restrictive corset typical of wardrobes at the time. Chanel showed that women can look and feel amazing without the corset; her easy to wear styles changed women’s clothes forever.
These two quotes are two I try to live by:
“Dance as though no one is watching. Sing as though no one can hear you. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on Earth.” – Hepburn
“To be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Chanel
Both women came from a fragmented childhood, but their determination and diligence made them grow in to be two of the most influential women of all time. They showed that being different and stepping away from the norm can inspire others to think differently too.