Yep. That's an orchid on the table. Nick Olsen is right.
My fiance, who works in advertising, brings home all kinds of random magazines for me (includng Architectural Digest, which I roll up and use to scrape dog shit out of Rickey's litter box... yes, my dog uses a box, don't make fun of him...).
Anyhoo, so I am deaf.
Ok, not really deaf, but I am actually a little hard of hearing (I go get a big fancy test TOMORROW, actually. I hope I get a hearing aid so I can just turn it off and ignore everyone just like my grandfather did pretty much his whole fucking life).
So, the fiance calls out to me from another room (something I hate since I can't really hear and I generally need to look at a person's mouth to understand every word) and says, "Do you want Coors Light Executive Woman?" And I am thinking, "What the fuck?"
Immediately I think he's brought home some random Coors Light Executive Woman calendar or something. Of course I am thinking, this is a bad idea, Coors people. How can you be so 1970s? THANK GOD you have hired my brilliant fiance to fix your ad campaign.
And then I walk into the front room and see that he has brought home Forbes Life Executive Woman.
WHICH IS ALMOST AS BAD AS THE COORS LIGHTS BABE EXEC CALENDAR I HAD IMAGINED when I was busy being half -deaf.
This whole magazine is all about fashion, really. NOT women in business. They actually profile "The world's most stylish executive recruiter." Um, ok. So?
Here's a newsflash: most women working in fashion (or design or magazines) don't make any fucking money. Most are not "executives." If Forbes wants to feature female movers & shakers, most aren't going to be hot. At all. Hasn't Forbes met Meg Whitman??? (Sorry Meg, but admit it... you don't even try to be hot. At all.)
We all know what the "executive woman" really looks like. She wears moderate shoes, ill-advised haricuts, bad turtlenecks (are there any good ones?) and probably a dumb work bag. And because she isn't wasting her time trying to pre-order the next Balenciaga jacket, she's getting shit done for her company.
Executive life isn't that sexy. Forbes made a pretty good fashion/lifestyle/decor magazine with this Executive Woman issue. But why did they ruin it with the pretense of actually covering the topic of woman in business? Surely they weren't serious about the topic anyway.
I hope the publisher comes out with Lady Lawyer Magazine or Woman Doctor Digest real soon.