Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ambassador Anna.


Have you heard the whispers?
Anna may, or  may not, be in the running as a future ambassador to Britain.
Here are my reasons for:
1. If an Austrian bodybuilder can become Governor of California and a cowboy actor President, a successful magazine editor can surely become the new bf for Britain.
2. Like the Queen, Anna Wintour is seldom late, punctuality should be rewarded.  
3. When threatened and attacked by PETA, she stands sure. Like America, she doesn't negotiate with terrorists. 


Pamela Harriman
British born socialite, famous for her creamy white shoulders who became the American Ambassador to France.

Here are my favoured candidates for British ambassador to America.



His Royal Schmoozness: Bryan Ferry, could there ever be More Than This?



Britains' Brain: Stephen Fry, the tweedy, charming,  Oscar Wilde for our age.



Nigella - sex and supper and home comforts.

Who would you choose as an ambassador?

53 comments:

  1. There is a certain trepidation is being the first to comment but here goes...

    Anna Wintour by a mile. Who would dare argue with Madame? I'm sure she could achieve peace in the Middle East with just a glare. The Taliban wouldn't stand a chance.

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    1. Ann, I know her glower is infamous.

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  2. How often does she get her hair cut, is what is love to know *shy*

    B

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    1. Daily, shortly after her tennis match.

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  3. Stephen Fry, absolutely. He can charm his way in or out of every argument and make the other side feel warm and fuzzy. Definitely ambassador material.

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  4. excellent choices......if Boris is our Mayor then why not??!!

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  5. Just imagine Anna having to socialise with the peasants!
    Pamela Harman -talk about the apple falling not far from the tree, have you read the biograpy of Jane Digby?
    Love your choice of British schmoozers - I would choose Nigella, she could dine them, and then they all would die from their clogged arteries.

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    1. Claire - oh Anna wouldn't but she might send out cake.

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  6. I have a weekend girl crush on Anna, so I am all in for that choice! She has certainly gone above and beyond serving President Obama and deserves something for all of that hard work! And she is not even surpassed by the Queen for her imperiousness...

    As for the Ambassador to the US - I would personally pick Stephen Fry as I adore his wit and charm. Hugh Grant needs to be rehabilitated as well.

    Do not forget Canada!!!

    Who do we want? I want Prince Harry!!!! Canadians know what to do with a chap like Harry! Saving his unavailability, we would take Russell Brand. We canucks have odd senses of humour, as you well know, adore irony above all else, and would feel quite at home with the fellow making an arse of himself. We have a few of them here already....

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    1. My daughters have my permission to marry Harry.

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    2. I'd rather have Bryan Ferry, thank you very much. :)

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  7. Nigella ... how do you beat her combination?

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  8. Anna Wintour, Fashion Terrorist as an Ambassador? If they're sending a cold glacial front our way,they can have Gwyneth Paltrow back in a heartbeat. Permanently. And I'll tie the ribbons and bells on her myself.

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    1. Sulky, coffee sputter. She'll have to take off her sunglasses and eat a spring of endive at embassy dinners.

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    2. Has Anna ever been seen eating? I don't think she does that.

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  9. Fry, much better dinner speeches and he can bring in sidekicks. As for what WMM said about Canada, we are exporting all our best, brightest and well spoken to your Royal Mail, Bank etc. Please send us someone entertaining, sharpish.

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    1. Yes we're sending our movie star central banker over to the Brits, we deserve Stephen Fry!

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  10. I suppose it makes sense to send a British born US citizen to be Ambassador, (like Pamela Harriman, Churchill's daughter). An ambassador's role is fairly unimportant these days, with instant communication, but diplomatic skills are probably still a valid requisite. I have no idea whether Anna Wintour qualifies. I always assumed some background in the diplomatic corps would have been helpful, but perhaps it is as I suggest, a somewhat irrelevant post, a thank you gift from the president, and I think she supported him in his re-election.

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  11. Columnist - it's absolutely a thank you gift - it goes to those who raise a lot of money. I think the last one to Britain was a car salesman - at the billionaire end of the spectrum.

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  12. Anna Wintour scares the crap out of me. A make believe power like editing a magazine is plenty. The Brits should put their collective foot down and insist she stay stateside. Only let her in for fashion week.

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  13. I've heard that she doesn't want it but I don't believe it, she is quite dismissive of the fact that she ended up working in fashion, I can imagine the wheels turning!

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  14. One of my ebay consignment clients lived in Europe for many years as the wife of an ambassador to a fabulous country. She is very glam and has the best clothing and accessories that she gives to me to sell for her. She says that her years there (I don't want to say the country as I like to keep my client list private but it is a very neutral, non-dramatic country) were so much fun and she met so many amazing people.

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    1. Japolina oh I'd be up for 'the wife of position' I think you might have found my dream job.

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  15. Anna-- I think editing is a perfect skill for this job; watching which words and images are put out. Fry could be a deputy and mingle-- he looks larger than I recall from the old Bertie and Jeeves series.

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    1. Lane, he's lost about 5 stone and he almost looks sexy now.

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  16. Haha I love reason number 3 for Anna!!

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  17. Morrissey - that is all we need really ..

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    1. Send him with Clunes, please,,,,,I love watching the two of them (a guilty pleasure).

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  18. I love the idea of Anna Wintour as an ambassador! Think how smartly turned out the embassy staff would be...

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  19. Ah, good old Nuclear Wintour. I think she'd do fine as an ambassador, she knows freaking everybody. Plus, maybe the editorial spreads in the US Vogue will get more interesting if she's occupied somewhere else. If I have to see another picture of Caroline Trentini jumping in front of a plain background....

    Stephen Fry can have whatever job he wants, I love that guy.

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  20. Ms. Wintour would just stare down opponents until they acquiesced. :)

    xox P

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  21. Yikes, Ms. Wintour seems more tyrant than diplomat.

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  22. I've become dull and sort of speechless since the shootings on Friday. Not an ounce of wit left in me. The only opinion I have is that I think you should get a dog. Recommend a dachshund. I have two and they are so sweet and comforting. Nothing would surprise me these days, even Anna Wintour becoming Ambassador to the Court of St. James. It's all about money raised in the US for politics. I'll spare everyone my tirade of disgust.

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    1. Kathy - I have a folder of dachshund pics, I love them, hubs isn't so sure he thinks they're a tad too small.

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  23. Anna Wintour might actually make a good ambassador. I love watching "The September Issue" - she is as tough as nails! But my favourite will always be Nigella. No one can top her combination of sexiness and good food.

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  24. I've always found Anna Wintour quite interesting, extremely sexy, and the best dressed woman on the planet. As noted above these prestige posts are mainly ceremonial but there is the possibility of very public failure which I'm afraid likely awaits her. The Daily Mail and other such sites will manufacture a 'scandal' out of some minor incident. I'll be very interested in seeing her operate among grown-ups after a long stint with the world of 7th Ave. Her skill set seems lacking as she ran a puff piece on the 1st Lady of Syria as her husband began massacring dissidents by the thousands. She faces very long odds but I'm pulling for her.

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    2. ...never mind that curmudgeon bit, my spirits have brightened of late and want to be the first to nominate Tabitha as next editrix of Vogue!

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    3. Brilliant idea. Tabs gets my vote too!
      And can I be the new Grace Coddington?
      Sulky interviewing celebs, and FF on home styling...What a team!

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    4. Curator - love it, let's get it up and running, GSL I would love to be a 'trix.

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    5. Right. I'm on it.
      New Year, new job!

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    6. Tabs/Curator et al would make a dynamite team. I'll offer my services as contributing editor in a 'Man About Town' segment.

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  25. there's an idea, Grace for ambassador !

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  26. Nigella gets my vote, but I don't have to live with the consequences.

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  27. Oh I love Nigella...but Anna would have every i dotted and T crossed. It would be efficiency 24/7.

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  28. Stephen Fry, hands down. ...And re: C is for Claridges, for me C has always been for Connaught.( Plus it's around the corner from Scott's.) I like the smaller country feel and my mother always loved Claridges ( a grand dame like her) which becomes a generational/ Oedipus issue. BTW, I love the closeness you have with your mother.

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  29. Oh I just love Stephen Fry to bits. He'd be perfect.

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  30. Wintour is a serious person and would represent us well, I am sure. I almost crashed into her scurrying across the Fifth Avenue. Jaywalking. She is tiny and looks exactly as she looks.

    Bryan Ferry would be an excellent choice for the US although he would need more striped shirts.

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  31. Hmmm... I vote for Jamie Oliver. I have a weird fascination with his lisp. Or lets make it really interesting and go with Russel Brand. Now that would be naughty.

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  32. Out of that group, Stephen Fry.

    I would also take Prince Harry as long as he could keep his clothes on. Wait, he's going to Washington, so it wouldn't really matter. ;-)

    Too bad Wills can't train for his eventual kingship by first being an ambassador. I know it's a bit unheard of, but he would be great at it.

    Just please don't send Prince Charles with his appendage. We are Diana lovers over here.

    Elizabeth

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