Amelia Earhart loved freedom and independence. It was for this reason that she dreamed of becoming a pilot. At that time it was not very popular. But she was not afraid to reach for her dreams. In 1928, she became the first woman in the world to fly over the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger, and 4 years later as a pilot. It is to her that numerous records for altitude and airspeed belong. Her star dimmed unexpectedly in 1937 when she was declared missing. Introducing our “Portrait: Amelia Earhart” series.
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Freedom above all
Amelia was a woman who, through her persistence and against the odds, achieved incredible global success. I’m not talking about fame and money, which came as if by the way. I mean her unplanned impact on thousands of women, for whom her way of being, her decision-making and her courage especially in such “unfeminine” times was an extraordinary driving force for action, an example to follow – both in the world of aviation and in everyday life. She voiced her views loudly, urging women to educate themselves and boldly pursue their plans and dreams.
Above all, this unusual personality displayed a ruler to do extraordinary things, rather attributed to men. This made it all the more controversial. Flying alone around the world gave her what she wanted most – a sense of independence and freedom. She wanted to preserve this freedom in every area of life, including human relations. By getting married, she made her position clear – the possibility of having deeper relationships with other men.
In light of this, then, it is strange that she agreed to marry the unfortunate-George P. Putnam at all, who, incidentally, agreed to her terms without a stammer.
Fashion icon of the 1930s
Amelia Earhart did not crave fame, but at some point she had to come to terms with the fact that in order to pursue her sky-high travels, she needed considerable money. With her husband’s encouragement, she agreed to promote her activities in the media, which resulted in the creation of a sportswear collection for active women and travel suitcases that every fashion enthusiast wanted to have in her closet.
Women loved it. She had her own style, which was eagerly copied. Her slim figure, tall stature and manner resembled a movie star. Leather jackets so-called. Bomber jackets, pilot hats, goggles, pullovers paired with pants were Amelia’s trademark. Nevertheless, to such a masculine set she liked to add a bit of femininity in the form of scarves. Moreover, she was also able to create a very feminine styling. Her long flowing tresses and elegantly styled hairstyle revealed her very sexy face. For she knew that there are situations in life that require a little more elegance.
Amelia in the lead role
We can admire her creation in the remarkable 2009 film adaptation, “The World’s Best Picture”. “Amelia Earhart”, where the main role was played by the phenomenal Hilary Swank. The unique physical resemblance and perfectly recreated personality fully capture the restless spirit that was the heroine of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Beautiful cinematography, great music, Richard Gere by his side – these are more reasons to lean on this extraordinary personality and learn about her extremely interesting biography.