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International Women’s Day 2017 – A spotlight on Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

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International Women’s Day is a special day for us here at My Friend Alice, as a business run by women, for women. It’s a time for us to reflect on the challenges we face as women, to rejoice in the successes we have had over the years and to celebrate the things that make women great. Something that we like to do here is to use International Women’s Day as a chance to learn more about the things that we as privileged women can do to support other women. So, let us introduce Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, an Australian charity that...

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International Women’s Day 2017 – A woman we admire, Dr Catherine Hamlin

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At 93 years of age, Dr Catherine Hamlin has spent more than half of her life dedicated to changing the lives of women, specifically women who have gone through horrific birth experiences and have been left injured and outcast.   Image: Kate Geraghty 2008 1959, on a trip to Ethiopia with her late husband, Reg, was the first time that this amazing woman came in contact with a women suffering from obstetric fistula, an encounter that changed her life forever. "We were touched and appalled by the sadness of our first fistula patient: a beautiful young woman in urine-soaked ragged...

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Interview: Get to know Binny

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If you come across a woman wearing Binny, you are instantly struck by how effortlessly gorgeous she looks, equal parts comfortable and on trend.  She’s in clothes that could take her from work to the bar or from the school run to a dinner date, with just the smallest change in accessories. It’s for this reason that the brand has developed a cult following that doesn’t waver, season to season.  I had a lovely chat with the brains behind Binny, Belinda Watson, a little while ago and I wanted to share it with you! We chatted about lots of things - I hope you...

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Interview: 5 Minutes with Leina Broughton

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When collection after collection of is full of stunning dresses that feel as though they were made for our bodies (no matter what shape) it comes as no surprise that the woman and namesake behind Leina Broughton is as passionate about wearing beautiful, well fitting dresses as we are. She creates the most perfect classic black, work-to-play numbers alongside brightly coloured, wildly printed party dresses - and, somehow, she gets it right every single time! As hers is one of Alice's absolute favourite labels, I just had to pick Leina's brains about her inspirations, why the perfect dress needs a hint...

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