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International Women's Day: 8 March

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year to inspire and recognise women’s achievements around the world, while raising awareness on the struggles and issues that women still face today. 

Here we celebrate three Australian women whose achievements are complimented by their great sense of style. 

Samantha Harris
Born to Aboriginal and Dutch parents, Samantha Harris started modeling at 13 and has since changed the face of Australian beauty. She has walked the runway for many top Australian designers like Dion Lee, Ellery and Rachel Gilbert, and has been the youth ambassador for David Jones.

Though she has graced the cover of Vogue Australia, Samantha is acutely aware of her status as an indigenous role model and works with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.  

Steal Samantha's style:

Naomi Watts
At just 46, Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts has had a long career in show business, from making her film debut on Australian movie For Love Alone, to starring in major Hollywood movies like King Kong, The Impossible and Diana. Her acting oeuvre is vast with roles in various movie genres, from drama to comedy to indie films, but Naomi’s talent lies in her ability to make her characters appear genuine and relatable.  

In addition to being a mother of two, Naomi was also recently named the face of Australian brand Sportscraft. 

Shop Naomi's look:

Pictured above: Suzie knit tunic, Michelle pants. Shop Sportscraft in-store at David Jones.

Carla Zampatti
In today’s world of fast, disposable fashion, 50 years in the fashion industry is no mean feat. Carla Zampatti celebrates this milestone this year with her success owing to her ability to cater to the changing lifestyle and fashion needs of Australian women. Carla has been awarded the Order of Australia and Australian Fashion Laureate for her contribution to fashion and design.

Read more about Carla Zampatti in our recent interview

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