The next inspiration for the Haute Bohemians collection is a group of women who embody the bohemian spirit in many ways, and whose work has been massively influential and impactful.
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are three incredibly inspiring and intelligent, yet relatively unheard of women. They were crucial in leading America to victory in the Space Race, working as “computers” for NASA, which was predominantly white and male at the time. During their time at NASA the women had to be assertive and work for the opportunities, as nobody was going to give them a chance. Katherine became the first woman to have her name on a report in her division, as she pushed for it; if she was doing the work she should be credited.
These women inspire me as they worked tirelessly while others benefitted and were credited for their work. They embody the bohemian spirit as they worked in a male dominated world, but never let that stop them from proving themselves and always pushed forward, doing what inspired them. They followed their passion because they loved it, and not for fame or personal gain. - A x
Photos from NASA
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
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