It is now, to my great regret, imminently clear “Femmes” magazine — mission statement “for the woman 40 and over” — has gone the way of all such glossies that don’t have the courage to honestly speak to its audience on the outside, i.e. newsstand exposed cover of its product.
I always thought: We’re in France, surely this is the one place on earth where a magazine could truly show how extraordinarily stunning and fascinating women of a certain age are and can be.
(I think before “Femmes” discovers how many times I’ve dissed the mag I’ll see if I can get an interview with the editor to see what’s up. I’ll report back.)
For the third month in a row, the women on the cover have been well under 40, Inès Sastre was born in 1973. And curiously, snugly hidden beneath the covers is an interview with Isabelle Huppert, born in 1953. Why didn’t the powers that be put her on the cover?
Just to prove my point I thought you might like to see some of the swimsuit suggestions for us from “our” magazine. I’ll bet you can hardly wait to ripe out your credit cards for a couple of these show-stoppers. Certainly jaw-droppers.
The blue maillot from DNuD with the belt is definitely doable and in my unwavering quest for balance and fairness. . . I thought it only reasonable to show you the only one among the collection that is remotely possible for anyone over thirtysomething.
For your shopping convenience, from the top: Hervé Leger by Max Azria (can you still your beating heart?); Jean Paul Gaultier (in leather [!] yep, makes you want to dive right in, n’est-ce pas?); the double-rings by Aqualexa and finally from Louis Vuitton — and I quote, “maillot embroidered with rivets and pieces of metal.”
(The swimsuit photos are by: Mary Rozzi from this month’s “Femme” of course.)