I absolutely love Lisa Wilkinson, I think she’s a fantastic role model for any girl/woman at any age, she comes across as being authentic, grounded, fair, intelligent and so much fun … so I am totally loving her front and centre for February 2010 front cover for Australian Women’s Weekly!
The colour yellow just really makes this cover pop … I’ve long been a fan of Channel 9’s Today Show and even more so with Lisa (and Georgie Gardiner) she’s right up there with my round table of inspiring of Aussie women such as Sarah Wilson, Caroline Overington and Erica Bartle (I have a long list) … it’s my dream to interview Lisa for this blog!
The cover story, ‘Being Lisa’, is written by author Lee Tulloch, who describes her as “the golden girl of the moment”, and details how Wilkinson, who recently turned 50, has forged a 30-year media career, culminating with “the best job in television”. Tulloch says Wilkinson is representative of “a growing acceptance by audiences of older women in key roles in TV news and current affairs”, though Wilkinson herself is determined not to be pigeonholed because of her age.
She talks of the schoolyard bullying she endured as a teen, which caused her to lose focus on her studies but ultimately saw her strive harder to succeed to make good on her academic shortfall. She’s humble about taking credit for improvements in Today show ratings (“I’m just one piece in a thousand”) but says, “you’ve got to be your own harshest critic”. Admirably, she accepts that she can’t be perfect at everything: “If you try to juggle kids and a career, and keep your marriage together and do the housework, and make good meals and do all the things that go with all that, you never get it 100 per cent right. You can’t stress about it. You just have to try and do the best you can and not set your standards so high that you make yourself sick. I don’t want to control everything.”Â GWAS
Other Australian covers I love lately and particularly a hot favourite, the January 2010 issue of Girlfriend magazine with Jessica Mauboy, Samara Weaving and Indiana Evans (who incidentally wore my clothing range on Home & Away), on the front, it’s just so real and inspiring for young teens I think. Read what GWAS thought.
I also love the two Taylor Swift Australian covers we have going with the February & March 2010 issues of Girlfriend Magazine and Dolly.Â Also included in the sweet covers round-up that I love are:
- Mariska Hargitay for February 2010 More Magazine as TV’s Sexiest Cop.
- Nicole Richie for Fashion Trend Magazine March 2010 (sporting very dark long locks) and wearing Winter Kate clothing and House of Harlow 1960 jewelry
- Lonneke Engel for French Marie Claire February 2010 issue – just because it’s pink 🙂
- Jennifer Garner for Parade Magazine
- Eva Mendes for Spanish Marie Claire January 2010 issue.
- Lily Donaldson for EVA Magazine in Slovakia for their February 2010 issue
- Ashley Judd for Redbook Magazine‘s February 2010 issue
- Isabeli Fontana for Vogue Nippon’s March 2010 issue (via)
- The O Magazine with Oprah for her February 2010 … read GWAS!Â Love it!
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