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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Diana; Then and Now
I don't know about you, but I am still reeling from Tina Brown's audacious bid to get us all a buzz and a twitter over photo shopping a digitally morphed Princess Diana, strolling beside her new D-I-L, on the cover of Newsweek. Love it or hate it, newly rung in Editor Tina Brown got the job done, and she always does. We are tawking about it, aren't we??? The last time I spoke of a Newsweek cover was hmmmmm...never?! How about you???
The above photo, was taken in 1997. Diana was 36 and at the height of her beauty. She was blonder. Chicer. Sleeker. Sexier. And more confident then ever. This is how I always remember her in my minds eye.
Naturally, I couldn't wait to see how Diana had "aged" and 'fess up, you couldn't either. I looked at this picture with a combination of relief and sadness...Still beautiful, still a tragic loss, for her sons, for her country, for her causes.
Do I think Diana would have embraced all the tools in Madonna's anti-aging kit in pursuit of maintaining her youthful beauty? Yeah, Ido. I think aging is even tougher on those who are iconic beauties, competing with the ghosts of their earlier selves.
Did Tina do Diana justice, in imagining how her life would have evolved over the last 14 years? I think she probably hit the mark in some of her assertions; still a gym rat, still a humanitarian, still involved with her "boys" and yes, I believe IPhone in hand, that she would have embraced technology and social media. The rest? The nuts and bolts of her life? Not mine to say and in my opinion, not Tina's either.