11 January 2012
Women With Style
Looking Great, M Magazine, January 1985
I was showing a friend of mine from London the party pictures in Tattler magazine on a north bound Metra train from Chicago one afternoon. We were on the 5:07 express drinking Old Styles and I was pointing to a picture of BBC news presenter, Alice Beer, who was showing major cleavage while holding a drink and a cigarette.
Mutley looked at me and said, "You do know that none of those people would ever talk to you?" Same can be said for the people in M Magazine's Looking Great column. A cute red head at the Surf Club told me, "Sweetie, I did not move to Manhattan to meet a park ranger."
M Magazine was my fantasy back then. Better than Playboy or Penthouse because there was a chance, albeit small, that you might actually run into one of the women in Looking Great. That "chance" brought the fantasy a little bit closer. If only I could've afforded cashmere socks.