A Whole New Meaning for WWJD?
From the introduction to What Would Jackie Do?--An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living, a not uninteresting exploration of style, grace and poise for the average person. At least it's more interesting and indicative of the state of the culture than anything that's ever appeared under the Martha Stewart brand:
'What was it about her, dammit? Almost from the moment she made her debutante turn at Hammersmith Farm in 1947, it was obvious that the elegant sylph known simply as Jackie possessed something enviable, intangible. A true American Idol, she represented a standard that many women have tried to copy from her clothes to her gestures. But it was her cloak of unusual dignity that earns her the greatest admiration. You can't help but want to like her. Who can
resist such effortless, multilingual poise? People the world over have long
marveled at how she handled the jagged, painful turns of the Kennedy legacy and the Onassis years. And how, beneath those iconic pillboxes, she never seemed to sweat.'