21 shades of women – a collection of Instagram portraits and Quotes by famous authors 

Women are built for greater sensitivity. Where men see blue, we see majorelle. Our DNA is better equipped to handle ever-changing, ever-evolving scenarios. We are quicker to adapt, better at managing chaos, and making the best of every situation. We are a bit like water – sometimes a mountain stream which charters it’s own course, other times comfortably taking the form of the vessel it resides within. Though it’s best (and recommended) not to confuse this flexibility with weakness.

It may make us complex but never boring. I salute every woman and her every shade – we are awesome and quite frankly L’oreal shouldn’t have to remind us that! This post is enough …

Celebrating woman : International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Bronte

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В пустынном городе Джейсалмере на границе с Пакистаном я решила встречать рассвет на берегу вот этого красивого озера Гадисар. Солнце вставало за горизонтом и отражалось в идеально ровной поверхности воды, как в зеркале. Через Джейсалмер проходил Великий Шелковый путь, благодаря возможности сделать привал около озера Гадисар, которое известно с 14 века. Здесь плавают сомы, которые с удовольствием выпрыгивают за кусочком хлебушка. Сразу вспомнила как на уроках истории заставляли рисовать шелковый путь на контурных картах разноцветными карандашами отмечая разные места – я тогда и предположить не могла, что окажусь в этих краях! Тогда я ненавидела историю и была уверена, что мне она никогда не пригодится – а теперь сама читаю про те места где бываю исторические справки. Кто бы мог подумать☺️ Sunrise in Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer. This lake is known from 14th century not only because it was sacramental but also because it was a part of The Silk Road. #ninelly_india #MyDressStories

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“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind” – Virginia Wolf

Above all be the heroine of your life, not the victim” – Nora Ephron

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For my last post of 2016 I would like to share a photo from a recent editorial for one of my very favourite magazines : @leclosetmagazine . It was my first time photographing ballerinas, and I'm absolutely amazed about the strength and charisma they exude. Loriane, the young lady in this picture is only 16 years old, but with a single gaze she owns the room. • I'm grateful I get to work with people who let me do what I do best but also challenge me and make me do things I'm not sure I can do. The art direction is always on point, and most importantly, no matter the team that's put together for a shoot,  there is never anything other than plenty of good vibes. Thank you Max for a rope-a-dope 2016 and looking forward to more crazy adventures in 2017. • • " Les Ballerines " Le Closet Magazine n° 14 • •Model : @calxdance •Make up / hair : Gloria for @hmcparis •Styling : @zabcocotte • • I want to thank all of my wonderful Instagram peeps for having made 2016 absolutely amazing.  I wish you all a beautiful and blessed 2017. I'm looking forward to seeing what adventures you're going on in this new year and share some of mine with you. 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 • #dance #dancer #instaballet #studio #instadance #instagood #ballerina #photooftheday #love #art #movement #lcm14 #danseuse #ballet #danseclassique #photography #happynewyear #2017 #2017imready #thankyou #gratitude

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A girl should be two things : classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel


“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it” – D.H.Lawrence


“I hate to hear you talk about women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives” – Jane Austen

“No woman really wants a man to carry her off : she only wants him to want to do it” – Elizabeth Peters


“Better to be strong than pretty and useless” – Lilith Saintcrow

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from” – Mae West

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“I like men who have a future and women who have a past” – Oscar Wilde

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it” – Roseanne Barr

“In youth, it was a way I had, 

To do the best to please.

And change, with every passing lad 

To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know

And do the things I do,

And if you do not like me so,

To hell, my love, with you.”

Dorothy Parker


“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence if beauty” – Steve Maraboli

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier” – Diane Von Fursternberg

“Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence” – Virginia Woolf

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Flower power

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“A living poem” had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others – Nicholas Sparks

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir … Mighty scarce” – Mark Twain

“Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.” – Gloria Allred

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale – her infinite variety” – Shakespear 

6 thoughts on “21 shades of women – a collection of Instagram portraits and Quotes by famous authors 

  1. Here’s a small attempt from my side to raise awareness for a more inclusive world for Women. Will you #BeBoldForChange. Click on the link below to reach my blog missshootingstar.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/o-womaniya/


    1. Thank you so much for sharing this post and raising the awareness. I believe the whole idea of celebrating Women’s day is for all of us to come together and make this a better world . Thank you once again.


  2. Some beautiful quotes, by some great personalities (both male & female); accompanied by some equally beautiful photographs!!
    P.S. I posted some quotes of my own, for women’s day; on my twitter page!! 🙂


      1. Oh Thank you, Chanda!! That’s so nice of you!!
        Audrey Hepburn happens to be my all time favourite star!! Not just as a film actress, but due to her philanthropic work as well. One of the most beautiful woman ever, inside out!


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