Posts tagged "amelia earhart"

Hitched: On Prenups

When I first read what folks are calling Amelia Earhart’s “prenup,” I was sure it was too good to be true: here is, in 1931 or thereabouts, a woman telling her fiancé in no uncertain terms that she doesn’t necessarily intend to be faithful to him, that her career comes first and that she…
By: Andrea Grimes / December 12, 2012

Amelia Earhart’s Pre-Nup Revealed

The amazing Amelia Earhart -- the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight -- is a feminist icon for many reasons, so I suppose it should come as no surprise that she had an incredibly modern view of marriage for the early 1900s. Earhart, who disappeared during a flight in 1937, wrote the above…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2012

The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart’s Death Might Be Traced To A Jar Of Freckle Cream

Seventy-five years ago, pilot Amelia Earhart went missing while attempting to fly across the globe. Recently, a possible clue to the details surrounding her mysterious disappearance and death was found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. The clue? A jar of anti-freckle cream.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2012

Hillary Rodham Clinton Kicks Off New Search For Amelia Earhart

Today in "two names I didn't expect to see in the same headline": Hillary Rodham Clinton and Amelia Earhart. It's true, though: the Secretary of State met with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery on Tuesday to show support to their efforts. The group, composed of scientists and historians, is launching a new search…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2012

Amelia Earhart Was The First Celeb Fashion Designer?

Before Amelia Earhart became famous for flying, she was all about the needle and thread it seems. What, you didn't know she was a fashion designer? OK, we weren't aware either, but you learn something new every day, right? Amelia learned how to sew as a young girl and made her own clothes while…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 4, 2009

Amelia Earhart—The New Sexy Style Icon?

For Hermès' fall/winter catalog, the high-fashion house has created an Amelia Earhart-themed spread for its Jean Paul Gaultier-designed collection. Inspired by the new movie? Or just coincidence? In any case, the image of Amelia has been brought back—the aviation record breaker, that is, and not our lovely site editor (although she is super…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Amelia Earhart

Amelias are hot s**t right now. There's me, of course, and then there's Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who will be immortalized in a movie starring Hilary Swank later this year. Amelia's style was already super fierce and I love a costume that allows me to buy pieces that I could wear again. Check…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2009

“Amelia” Tells The Story Of The Legendary Aviatrix

Part of the reason my parents named me Amelia was in honor of Amelia Earhart, the female aviator. Earhart broke a bunch of aviation records and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was pronounced dead in 1939, a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009