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WANTED: Real women to reveal all!

22 Mar

The search is on. We’re looking for other “real women” to take it all off, figuratively speaking. To share their stories. No, we’re not putting together some kind of old chicks’ nudie calendar or organising a bit of womanly Full Monty action. Sorry. We’re prudes from way back. Especially Alli. Not getting nude anytime soon.

Calendar Girls - raw & exposed! But we're not getting nude

Anyway, back to the task at hand. We created the world of Alli & Genine to inspire and entertain women everywhere struggling through life, facing challenges and issues every day. Normal stuff, but tough stuff, all the same. And while we could (and do) bang-on about ourselves and our worlds incessantly, we’re well aware that when it comes to inspiration, we’re a little light-on.

In our “other” world of magazine publishing, we meet amazing women every day, women who have the most inspiring, encouraging and honest stories to share. And thankfully, we’re really bloody good at banging-on about other people too (i.e. not just ourselves). Actually, it’s what we do best.

So, we’re on the hunt for real women who want to share their stories with us and the world. If you head over to our website (www.alliandgenine.com) you’ll see that we have a section called Real Women (creative, we know!). And when we say real, we mean average, every day chicks. But that’s each and every one of us, including celebrities, supermodels, billionaires, mums, career women, single gals etc etc. Because deep down, we all hurt, we all have fears and we all have issues to overcome, no matter how rich or famous we are. Even Oprah!

Even Oprah has issues!

The next step for us is to use the fabulous platform you have helped us create to share the thoughts, fears, challenges, triumphs and issues of others. This is where you come in.

Do you know of an especially inspiring woman with a story that simply must be shared with the world? Or would you like to share your own journey and experiences with others?

Perhaps you have views on being a working mum to enlighten and educate? Alli sure could do with a few tips.

Perhaps you have overcome a major tragedy or serious illness and want to give hope to other women going through something similar? We’d love to help.

Perhaps you have been through a particularly nasty divorce and have a few funny tales to tell, in hindsight?

Perhaps you have faced financial ruin, have made it through to the other side, and now have bucket loads of cash?

Perhaps you have lost a baby and want to help other ladies struggling through the darkest period of their lives?

Or perhaps you have a few embarrassing secrets to share with the world. After all, Genine confessed to being a bossy bogan and Alli to being a cougar on her second marriage with a thing for short men. Laughter makes the world go round, and we like to laugh at ourselves and at others (in a good way) often and loudly.

Over the next few weeks we will start populating our Real Women section with a wide range of stories on a wide range of very real women. So, get your nominations in. All we need is a brief overview (a few short paras or dot points is fine) – the woman, the angle, the challenge, the story. We will take it from there.

Email alli@alliandgenine.com with the words REAL WOMEN in the subject line, and we will collate the responses and start locking in lovely ladies ASAP. Exciting times ahead!

Do you have a story to share or do you know of someone super inspiring who does?

Alli & Genine


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Toast an inspiring woman this International Women’s Day!

26 Feb

Make a toast to a special woman in your life to go in the running to WIN two cases of delicious [yellow tail] bubbles. Cheers!

Alli & Genine
Alli & Genine

In the spirit of celebrating the achievements of amazing women the country over, real, raw and honest duo Alli & Genine, together with [yellow tail] bubbles, are calling for you to make a toast to a real woman who inspires you this International Women’s Day. She could be your sister, mum, best friend, colleague or someone you aspire to be (even Alli & Genine!) … it’s your chance to acknowledge a special woman who makes a difference.

HOW DOES IT WORK? In 100 words or less tell us why you would like to ‘toast’ your nominated inspiring woman (before March 8, 2012, 8am EST)

WHERE DO I SEND MY ENTRY? Send your entry to genine@alliandgenine.com. Ensure you include your address to receive your prize!

WHAT CAN I WIN? Three entries will receive two cases each of delicious [yellow tail] bubbles to enjoy that weekend with the women in their lives special to them. Cheers! 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN? These three winners will also appear as the first REAL WOMEN stories on Alli & Genine’s blog, with national exposure. [yellow tail] will post out the winning cases of bubbles that day to arrive for that weekend!

BONUS! Be quick – the first 25 entries will receive three [yellow tail] Piccolo’s (two white and one pink)! 

So go on and raise your glass to someone special, and make a toast with [yellow tail] bubbles.

Terms and conditions
1. One entry per person
2. Entrants must be aged 18 years and over
3. The first 25 received entries via email to genine@alliandgenine.com will recieve three bottles of [yellow tail] bubbles (strictly one pink and two white) in the mail. Postal address must be submitted but will not be used for unsolicited materials. Phone numbers are handy and we promise not to prank call you at midnight.
4. By entering this competition you agree to receiving email updates from both Alli & Genine and [yellowtail].
5. The three entries considered the ‘best’ will win two cases of [yellow tail] bubbles (750ml). One case will be white and one pink
6. The ‘winning’ entries will be judged by Alli & Genine on International Women’s Day and announced on here! You are very welcome to try and bribe Alli & Genine with [yellow tail] bubbles (just kidding!)
7. All entries will be published online at Alli & Genine, [yellow tail] and related social media
8. Did you actually read the terms and conditions? Did you know 99.9% of people don’t! Well, we made that up but we think that would be about right!
9. Entry is open to Australian residents
10. All entries will be displayed online on International Women’s Day March 8, 2012

Competition courtesy of [yellow tail] wines and Alli & Genine

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