Any Other Name

Monday, March 05, 2012

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet..."

When Norma Jeane Baker changed her name, a 20th-century icon was born. Today, an equally monumental name change* will take place. Brace yourself, ladies and gents (okay, mainly ladies)...

Today, my blogging buddies over at Any Other Wedding will become:

Woo hoo! I was lucky enough to get a sneaky peek at the new Any Other Woman site before it went live this morning and I am blown away by the amount of passion and hard work that has gone into creating it. The new concept makes perfect sense; for a long time, AOW has been venturing beyond its original remit of weddings and marriage and discussing everything from feminism to friendship, body image to books and the men we would if we could (phwoar). Clare, Aisling and Anna have fostered an amazing community of "smart, flawed, real women", of which I am proud to call myself a part, and I can't wait to see where they take us next. Congratulations, guys.

This week on the blog, to celebrate the happy coincidence of Any Other Woman launching today and International Women's Day on Thursday, I'll be writing about - for want of a better word -Womanly Things, starting with that awesome picture of ol' Marilyn up there. Tummy rolls? Check. Imperfect skin? Check. Wild, untamed, breathtaking beauty? Check check check. You show 'em, Norma. 

Now, what are you still doing here? Go and visit Any Other Woman immediately! I'll meet you back here tomorrow. 

*Possible slight exaggeration.

Marilyn Monroe shot by Andre DeDienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island in 1949. I don't need to tell you where the quotation's from, right?

6 boats moored

  1. Love that picture of Marilyn - so so gorgeous.
    Was going to say that I'm looking forward to your Womanly Things but that just sounds all kinds of wrong...

  2. That's a gorgeous photo of her!

  3. Wow, wow, ten kinds of wow. So beautiful.

    And thank you for this post...we cannot wiat to post your Womanly Things on Thursday!

  4. God she's gorgeous isn't she? My second thought was... beach! Because that's how blooming long it's been since I've been on a sun holiday!

    And yay to AOW... that's pretty cool considering I was saying to you that I felt like a non wedding blog person now :)

    p.s. Emma... your comment totally made me laugh!

  5. Looking forward to your post on Thursday. I love the new site and I feel less crazy for still reading a wedding blog three years after my own with the new name!

  6. This is such a gorgeous photo. I'd never seen this one before!