Platoon, stay with your pedestals.
Polish your altruism and prepare to climb aboard and worship yourself again.
This time by royal decree – by special order from the Duchess of Sussex herself.
For our girl, the guest editor of the September issue of Vogue is an honor that she has thought carefully about in terms of beautiful, glamorous exposure versus inevitable accusations of hypocrisy – but decided to continue.
Throw a hundred miles of cordon around Frogmore Cottage! The duchess is ready for her close-up.
You have to wonder how a woman, whose shocking demands for privacy make the ultra-mysterious Bilderberg group look like a desperate boy band, can suddenly spread over a magazine and a website that is read and devoured by millions.
Platoon, stay with your pedestals. Polish your altruism and prepare to climb aboard and worship yourself again. Depicted is Meghan Markle at fashion charity Smart Works – which helps underprivileged women dress for job interviews
I'll tell you how. Standing on it is all about good deeds, not about ego food. By claiming it's not about her, it's all about you.
To begin with, the first thing Meghan did was to withdraw from the cover of Vogue – a little strategic duchy game that you should admire if you're prone to a bit of bitchiness.
"She felt that in some ways it was a & # 39; boastful & # 39; thing was to do, & # 39; editor Edward Enninful of the magazine explained, who invented the royal liaison.
Boasting? If this was a cat pie labeled with the Duchess of Cambridge – who appeared on the cover of Vogue in June 2016 for his centenary edition – well, it landed blow on the target of the tiara.
Instead of her humble self, Meghan & # 39; s Vogue cover contains 15 so-called game changers – women she finds inspiring and wants to bring them to the attention of the public.
You have to wonder how a woman, whose shocking demands for privacy make the ultra-mysterious Bilderberg group look like a desperate boy band, can suddenly spread over a magazine and a website that is read and devoured by millions. Shown is Meghan & # 39; s Vogue cover
They range from a little-known campaigner named Jane Fonda to various international models, multi-millionaires and high-profile BAME women (Black, Asian and Minority Ethinic); almost all beautiful, well connected and absolutely fantastic in that shiny magazine way.
The duchess insisted that the 16th space on the cover contains a mirror, because she wants you to look YES, YOU – in it and "be inspired by yourself."
Isn't that darling? Let's try. Meghan Mirror on the wall, who is the most unfair of all?
Could it be me? I certainly find myself super inspired by the latest wacko-public venture from the Duchess of Sussex, perhaps just not as she had hoped. She and Vogue have grouped the women as representatives of something they call "Forces for Change," and claim that these individuals influence and reform society in radical and positive ways.
To begin with, the first thing Meghan did was to withdraw from the cover of Vogue – a little strategic duchy game that you should admire if you're prone to a bit of bitchiness. Meghan is pictured at Smart Works
Their number includes & # 39; activists for artists, poets for provocateurs & # 39 ;. Like who?
There is Adwoa Aboah, a top model that once had an addiction problem, but now has a website to help young women with problems. Then there is Salma Hayek Pinault, who describes Vogue as a "lawyer for women's rights, actor and producer" without mentioning that she is married to billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault, whose collection of luxury goods companies is one of the most important advertisers of Vogue .
Ramla Ali? A beautiful boxer who used her social media accounts to display all the free labels she wore for business hospitality, even at Wimbledon this year, including Victoria Beckham and Jimmy Choo.
Meanwhile, Adut Akech is another delightful model and former refugee. Her recent Instagram accounts reveal a single Pray For Sudan publication amidst a cloud of smoke for her new perfume campaign and several selfies in a neon bikini, so she's in.
Her chosen 15 series from a little-known campaigner named Jane Fonda to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 31 (right). Nigerian novelist whose 2012 TEDx speaks & # 39; we must all be feminists & # 39; has been viewed more than five million times
It is hard to see how the young campaigner Greta Thunberg may approve of all these gas-sucking super models who fly all over the world to fly in pants, but she is also in it.
All of these women are indeed inspiring in their way, but they are not exactly running refugee camps or shifts in their local hospice over the weekend as millions of less glamorous but unsung heroines quietly toil in communities up and down the country.
Jane Fonda does not need the Duchess of Sussex to shine a light & # 39; on her good works, while certainly raising eyebrows about the inclusion of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the list.
Her claim to fame in game change is that she was wearing a hijab to meet members of the Muslim community after 50 people were killed in the shooting at the Christchurch mosque last year.
It was the kind of inclusive gesture that went well in & # 39; awake circles & # 39; although some critics pointed out that women in conservative Muslim countries are forced to hide because of modesty, and that there is nothing liberal or wonderful about it
My main point is that most of these & # 39; game-changing women & # 39; have been chosen because of what they are instead of what they do. Vogue and Meghan may be desperately sincere to promote them and herald this brave new world, but it's still hard to escape the abundance of gluttonous self-esteem that marries the entire project.
Neither the persistent feeling that the cause mainly supports the Duchess, is the Me, Myself & I Foundation.
Mrs. Markle has also chosen to include Jameela Jamil (left) 33, the Hampstead-born children's TV presenter became an actor and activist advocates & # 39; body positivity & # 39; through its I Weigh campaign. And Salma Hayek, 52, actress, producer and activist
Maybe that is not entirely her fault, because the Sussex people are such a hot ticket the moment they have to be inundated with similar offers from those who want to cherish or take advantage of their prestige.
Mr. Enninful can hardly hide his joy about bringing Meghan on board. The enthusiastic editor even describes her as & # 39; the most influential beacon of change in the country & # 39 ;.
Honey, she's fireworks! Certainly there seems to be no end to Meghan's philanthropy, nor to her desire to improve the world, raise awareness, and clarify the experiences of the less fortunate.
Only as long as it has no influence on her velvety royal life or where a disgusting audience talks to her, takes her photo, asks baby Archie if her dog is stroking.
And in the end, even her royalty is not enough. Vogue insists that she is also a kind of visionary with her finger on the pulse of modern life. "She is willing to wade in more complex and nuanced areas," the magazine said in a press release announcing the coup, "whether it is about women's empowerment, mental health, race or privilege."
Excuse me? Call me a more privileged woman than the one who ordered people not to photograph her in Wimbledon. Despite her desire to do well and, more importantly, to be seen doing well in the most glamarama way possible, the duchess runs the risk of simply becoming another celebrity who wants to be a private individual in public but who is tempted of a platform to sustain.
And the public won't tolerate that – especially if her pet is nothing but a gaseous ball of fashionable hot air
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