Dictionaries have various ways of explaining the complexities of the word. The 1913 Webster version is as follows; 1. “A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are” 2. “Witchcraft; magic; a spell –Tennyson” 3.” A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are”. Subsequently dictionaries have been augmented but it is these definitions that best capture the true meaning of glamour; though these phrases only partially define the true qualities of ‘glamour’ and what it takes to possess it.
Currently the bar is placed so low that almost anyone can be ordained as personifying glamour and they seldom deserve the privilege. Lets take the widely vilified Victoria Beckham; I must start by congratulating her efforts for attempting to socially climb out of what are undoubtedly lowly beginnings and yes, it has to be said that ostensibly Victoria Beckham ticks some of the boxes required to enter the ranks of the glamorous, though sadly she has made the mistake that so many bewildered plebeians make; that is to simply look the part.
In her frequently photographed public appearances Victoria Beckham has the deportment of a five year old girl who has raided her mother’s dressing up box, admittedly it is a well stocked dressing up box with garments from some of the most respected designers but sadly she does not inhabit the garb she races to adopt.
Sadly darling Victoria is missing several crucial ingredients of genuine glamour.
To elucidate this point I need only draw your attention to her antithesis, a truly glamorous individual; Erin O’Conner: Erin is haughty, elegant and self possessing, with an air of wit and humour that Victoria Beckham aspires to yet persistently fails to embody.
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But please don’t think I personally dislike the poor darling she is I’m sure a pleasant but mediocre girl who is trying her best in her own version of the never ending torment that we all find ourselves constantly toiling in. She is aspiring to the glamorous and we should all at least try but here I am helping to set the standard. It will be an exhausting process as so many of you are sat, eyes blank, brains sapped by endless inanity; though here my precious Darlings I will prod your flaccid minds and awaken your inner divinity.
Love as always the Astonishing Ms Coco LaVerne.