You have to admit, this is lots of fun.
Next week let's attack: elegance, style and my personal favorite, charm.
Some of my best ideas (that sounds like Cherie speaking) come in the middle of the night so I keep a notebook and pen next to the bed just in case. Unfortunately I haven't had any brilliant, life changing ideas. However, I did come up with three more women last night. I wonder if you will agree. Carolina Herrera, Valerie Plame and Jacqueline Bisset. (I always thought Candice Bergen was glamorous, but now I'm not so sure.)
Can you get anymore glamorous than a beautiful spy? And that's it from me.
At 2 a.m. I interviewed My-Reason-For-Living-In-France -- he's absolutely crazy about these nocturnal grillings -- who said, "You. Now go to sleep."
Never one to give up, I said, "No, I'm serious, give me some examples."
He said: "I'm serious too. Go to sleep."
This morning at breakfast he said he thinks generally speaking one sees almost no glamour these days. Maybe I'll have to do the post on the women who were glamorous and set the bar so high few can reach it these days.
Here then are your choices: Juliette Binoche, Diana Krall, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Christy Turlington, and Marisa Berenson.
Anita, Je t'embrasse.
Tabitha, take it as a compliment.
Duchesse, I always find your observations fascinating. I seriously could have added my mother to the list, but I felt to make a point where we could all join in the conversation I needed to choose women with whom we were familiar. How about if any of you are up to the challenge, send me pictures of women -- mothers, friends, aunts, cousins, whomever and tell me about them and voila a post on real women who radiate that magic je ne sais quoi?
Let me know what you think.
Pictures from the top: Valerie Plame, the famous spy; Jacqueline Bisset; Carolina Hererra; Penelope Cruz; Kate Winslet; Juliette Binoche; Diana Krall; Marisa Berenson; and Christy Turlington.