Friday Fabü

28 Mar
"Phyllis" by Jason Mecier

“Phyllis” by Jason Mecier

This issue of Local iQ (Women of Culture/Creative Women) is close to my heart. As you might expect, I’m a big fan of creative women. When it was time to start writing this piece, I excitedly typed “creative woman” in my search bar. I highly suggest you try it. What you find might surprise you. The top-ranked result is The Wizard of Bras!
 

There is a bra superstore in Monrovia, Calif., called Creative Woman — The Wizard of Bras. Oh, what a website! They have an online Bra Fitting School, replete with goofy, roughly-drawn cartoon lessons, including “Find Your Cup Size,” “Wire vs. No Wire” and the ever-popular “What to do About Back Fat.” As much as I want to keep mocking them, the selection is fantastic, so I’m giving Creative Woman — The Wizard of Bras — two thumbs up. P.S. I’m in no way affiliated with these bra wizards.

Why are we talking about bras? This is supposed to be about creative women. Oh, right … the web search. Evil Internet distractions. Let’s move on, dahling.

All hail Fabü’s Women of Creative Influence Hall of Fame! Fasten your hairpins and drink in this list, in random order, of some of the creative arts’ finest females.

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Dorothy Parker
1) Dorothy Parker
Poet, short story writer, critic, satirist
This legendary literary figure is best known for her acerbic wit, wisecracks and keen observations of 20th century urban quirks. She wrote for Vogue and Vanity Fair in the early 1900s and was a founder of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, an illustrious group of New York City writers, critics, actors and humorists. A vocal advocate of civil liberties and civil rights, Parker’s estate was left in full to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the NAACP.
Words of wisdom: 
“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

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Grace Jones

2) Grace Jones
Singer, actress, model
She survived Studio 54, walked the runway for Yves St. Laurent, performed onstage with Pavarotti and had an original character created specifically for her in a James Bond film. In a word: ferocious.

Words of wisdom: 
“My husband used to shout at my mother, ‘What is wrong with your daughter? I’m married to a man!’”
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