Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vintage Icon: Helen Gurley Brown

The Queen of Cosmo, Helen Gurley Brown, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. While interning at Hearst in the summer of 2007,  I had the great pleasure of seeing her step through the giant glass revolving doors in beautiful leopard stiletto heels.  She strode through the entrance with a modelesque man hooked on each of her tiny arms, both of them carrying an array of shopping bags from the boutique stores on Madison Avenue. Even at 85, she was nothing short of fabulous. Upon taking over as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan in the sixties, she transformed the magazine into a revolutionary publication that made single women embrace their sexuality at a time when it was considered shameful. Rest in peace, Ms. Brown, you sassy lady, you!

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