This Victorian redbrick in Ranelagh has been refreshed with pops of colour and bespoke storage
This Victorian redbrick in Ranelagh has been refreshed with pops of colour and bespoke storage

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11 cute and quirky wedding venues near Dublin
11 cute and quirky wedding venues near Dublin

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How TikTok is teaching us to hack the menstrual cycle
How TikTok is teaching us to hack the menstrual cycle

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This modern farmhouse in Enniskerry is on the market for €945,000
This modern farmhouse in Enniskerry is on the market for €945,000

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An expert’s guide to treasure hunting for second hand home furniture
An expert’s guide to treasure hunting for second hand home furniture

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Photo Diary: The Irish design I sported at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Photo Diary: The Irish design I sported at Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes
Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes

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From flowers to facemasks, how to pamper yourself this weekend
From flowers to facemasks, how to pamper yourself this weekend

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This innovative Monkstown red brick is on the market for €750,000
This innovative Monkstown red brick is on the market for €750,000

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This Wicklow destination has everything you need for a spring break
This Wicklow destination has everything you need for a spring break

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Kate Parker Proves Strong is the New Pretty


By Jeanne Sutton
08th Apr 2015
Kate Parker Proves Strong is the New Pretty

As has been our tendency in the past, we’ve thought it necessary to clean up our kids and don them in their Sunday best before sitting them down for some professional photographs. But little girls are far more than just ‘pretty’; they’re bold, boisterous, adventurous, playful and after a day spent discovering what’s out there to be discovered, they’ll likely be a little dirty too.

Here, photographer Kate Parker challenges the once traditional clich? that presents little girls as prim and proper with a series of shots that capture her girls (Ella and Alice) and their pals in their most natural, life-living, life-loving states. Now this is what you call beautiful.

Parker’s photo series – which she began work on over 3 years ago as nothing more than a hobby – has now, according to The Stylist, grown into a body of work referred to as ‘strong is the new pretty’. Needless to say, Parker’s work has been warmly received the world over after going viral thanks to CNN last Friday.

Check out the full collection of pics here.