For those of you who don’t know her, she presents Tabatha Takes Over and uses her sound advice and savvy expertise to help turn around a wide variety of struggling businesses.
I’m personally addicted to any show that I can learn from to further my own entrepreneurial persuit as a designer and find Coffey, and Australian native, both charismatic and inspiring.
She has a depth of knowledge from management style to marketing and I love watching her literally whip failing business into shape.
“Brian has the emotional capacity of a spreadsheet.”
“The management in Sweetgrass is absolutely f—ed.”
“She’s a crap employee. And when I come back in six weeks, I hope she’s gone.”
But one dictionary definition of a bitch describes a woman who is malicious, spiteful, selfish, and overbearing, and Tabatha is none of these things.
She’s just a strong woman, who expresses what she thinks and feels, holds people accountable for their actions, has high standards, a great brain and believes in herself.
So I loved how Tabatha redefined the word in a recent Huffinton Post interview
“If people want to call me a bitch for having standards, passion, and expectations, being honest, standing up for what I believe in, and having no problem saying what I think, then I will own it on my terms.”
And I think Tabatha is a modern day style icon.
It’s so hard to define exactly what a style icon is, but this lady knows what suits her, rocks an edgy hair-style, creatively uses black as her signature colour and always looks fashionable with a unique ‘Tabatha’ edge.
Tabatha said “A bitch finds his or her creative outlet and never gives up using it to express himself or herself. This expression could inspire others and create something that affects the world in a small or large way, or it could just bring you happiness, whether you go out to your garage and start fiddling with computer components or jot down your favorite story… and you don’t have to be Steve Jobs or J.K. Rowling!”
So even though I still can’t say the Vagina Monologues ‘c’ word out loud, thanks to Tabatha Coffey, I can proudly proclaim myself a ‘bitch’.
So do you think Tabatha Coffey is a style icon?
Who are your style icons of today?