This year to celebrate International Women’s Day we’ll be featuring some amazing Madame HOS’ on our blog. All of these women are from different walks-of-life - they all have different opinions, different passions and different hopes and dreams. Not only is this what makes each and every one of them great, it’s why we chose them to help us celebrate our day.
Our first Madame HOS is Caroline Vosse. Caroline is a French blogger, dreamer, feminin(ist), believer, passionate lover of life and French style. Caroline believes that style is about self-confidence. She believes in the empowerment of femininity, and she believes in the uniqueness of everyone.
Describe your job in a few lines?
I endeavour to give a deeper sense to style by high lighting confidence and femininity through workshops, public speaking, style sessions and articles on my blog. I really want to share a positive message to women, and maybe even start another French Revolution of style. ;-)
To you, who is your ideal Parisian woman?
Ines de la Fressange, no doubt!
What is it about her that inspires you in particular?
She's just so Parisian lol! The first thing I love about her is her natural elegance. The second, she has this amazing way to say to the world… "I'm feeling good and I'm confident". She totally seems connected to her inner femininity – and this is what I admire the most in a woman.
House of Spring believes women deserve to be seen and represented as they are - with comfortable and chic shoes. Our #EverydayMadame campaign seeks to celebrate strong women who exhibit confidence, tenacity and style in their everyday lives and professions.
We love that you believe in the empowerment of femininity! Please share with us what this encompasses for you?
You know I believe we’re living in a time of confusion. Confusion between femininity/feminism and femininity/femininity - the former being a vulgar version, and the latter an elegant one. There are a lot of different feminist movements out there (I'm ready to be attacked lol)! But I really do think that sometimes we forget - that men and women are different but also complimentary. Our strength and the differences – is what should make us proud – this is our inner femininity. And by femininity, I don't mean dressed up in high heels, a skirt and makeup - I mean an attitude, a creative energy.
I don't believe in equality, I believe in equity - which I know, is slightly nuanced. But what this means basically is the quality of being fair and impartial. So of course, I will always fight to have the same rights as men at work, the same respect... but I don't want to be a man or behave like a man. And most importantly, I do not want to be at war with men - which I believe is a concept that a few feminist movements (and I repeat "a few") spread. I do not like to see a place "only reserved for men", I do not like seeing the #metoo over-used and I do not like the over-the-top fear that can/has been created.
Femininity is becoming a worthless concept, sometimes even superficial - because of magazines etc., and this means it can be confusing and a bit overwhelming for women. We need to redefine this word, look for the deeper sense, the actual essence of each woman. It's by developing this femininity that we will definitely be more confident, spread love and change the world. I believe it’s by me getting older, and connecting with my femininity, that I really started to understand the importance of it. OMG, I have to stop, I have so much to say about it haha ;-) You can definitely see my interest and passion!
If you had to choose one of House of Springs’ shoes to rock your day with confidence, which pair would it be?
Tough choice, but for sure a pair of high heels, I'm so addicted to high heels! You do make a statement with high heels (and red lipstick) ;-). So my choice is your Nino Pumps! They are so classy, and with gold to add a touch of sparkle to my day. I would definitely wear them during the day - all in black for example, or with my favourite denim.