Aretha Franklin’s life is grand case study in how to command respect, take charge of your destiny, and live with swagger and soul!
The meteoric rise of current belle du jour, Cardi B., is being cast as a modern day fairytale. But is her astonishing come-up from dancer/Instagram fame to the A-list the work of a fairy godmother, or a woman on a mission? That’s the thing about women, people are always underestimating us, and that almost always […]
“Do whatever it takes. This is a hustle.” I’ll never forget the woman who christened my TV career with those frank words of wisdom. She was the head of on-air talent at NBC Universal– the woman responsible for turning the likes of Tamron Hall and Brian Williams into household names–and I was a plucky 21 […]
The term femme fatale literally means deadly woman, but the only thing she usually bludgeons is the male ego. As you’ll soon discover, she much prefers to outsource her dirty work. She is a beguiling figure of film noire, the gritty, crime-driven genre born of widespread disillusionment following the Depression and World War II. Who is she? At first glance, […]
From Josephine Baker, to Jacqueline Kennedy, Cleopatra and even Erykah Badu… Throughout history, we find a dazzling pantheon of seductive women who refused to behave and wait patiently for a hero. These women, seductresses as we’ve come to call them, instinctively recognize their innate power and exercise it with aplomb. They break barriers and hearts, […]
Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade is a smorgasbord of decadent imagery flush with stunning cultural references, from a gloriously terpsichorean Serena Williams to the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. But as a seduction devotee, the evocation of Oshun emerges as one of the film’s most beautiful, “teachable” moments. Oshun, an archetypal symbol for the feminine principle, serves as a meaningful guide. Through her […]
I’ve been curating a list of the greatest seductresses of all time for several months now, and today I finally published it. To view the gallery, click here or scroll below. The final list contains 103 irresistible women whose exploits span thousands of years. From Cleopatra to Amal Clooney, some names will ring a historical bell, while others […]
Forget everything you know about the feminine ideal. Forget the images that confront you daily of pouting, bikini-clad sexpots, Stepford wives and sweet girls who live next door. Forget the fairytales where a hapless female waits for a prince to choose her and change her life. Forget the rules and the dating coaches telling you how […]