Today I interviewed twin sisters, and two of my closest girlfriends; Fashionista Anna- May and Law and order Loving Becky. With uncanny ‘twin intuition’, where they report can feel when the other is happy or sad when they aren’t together, these two couldn’t be more different in what they are passionate about.
Anna-May, the older sister by half an hour, is passionate about everything 1940’s. This includes the fashion, make-up and hairstyles. Here she is pictured (left) in one of her 1940’s inspired hairstyles. She volunteers as a vintage model at her friends car show, and hopes one day she can turn her passion into a career.
To Anna-May, the 1940’s was a time of femininity, in both dress and the way women carried themselves.
“I am inspired by Joan Crawford, and Christian Dior of this era,” she says.
You can’t go wrong with a 1940s tea dress.” she laughs. “But seriously, it is inspiring to me that even though the hardship of WWII was looming, this couldn’t deter women clinging to their femininity, through the figure hugging designs.
“It says a lot to me about the power of women and that by dressing girly is a symbol of strength.”
To her this labour intensive pastime is a calming ceremony for her. Rolling out of bed and going doesn’t register with this lady!
Her younger sister Becky (pictured right – sporting one of her sister’s ‘basic hair and makeup ensembles’ after much coaxing), on the other hand is passionate about Criminology, and hopes to work in law. Proud owner of every Law and Order, Criminal Intent, CSI related DVD collection, is fanatical about justice being served. Becky’s passion was borne out of her incredible humanitarian side, and is relentless in sticking up for those that don’t have a voice.
“I remember watching news with mum and dad when I was little, and I would see the hunger of third world countries, and thought I would pick them all up and take them down to Woolworths, because there was so much food there.
“Although the logistics would have to be worked out, I have always being passionate about coming up with solutions.”
Despite appearances, they share the similarity of wanting to make a difference, and are two of the most unselfish people I have ever met; one just does it in lipstick, and the other under the guise of the Constitution. I feel good knowing that these two powerful women exist in my life.