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Random quotes from the Bombshell Manual of Style, just because.

(I'm not a bombshell, but boy can I relate to certain aspects of this!)

Bombshells don't sit exactly. They perch, curl, curve, and occasionally fling their legs up over the arm of the chair of back of the sofa. This also goes for seats on airplanes, cars and trains.

Bombshells always exit with an inhalation as if something wonderful is about to happen.

No matter how mundane the occasion, the Bombshell has an outfit in mind. She plays dress up every day.

Bombshell footwear always looks like it's about to be kicked off or as if it's been hastily slipped on after getting out of the tub. Any peekaboo sandal will be the first choice of a Bombshell, even in the coldest of weather. The Bombshell favors an open toe - she does this, confident people will take care that she is warm. (The Bombshell prefers bare legs, of course, to stockings of any kind, despite the cold.)

Most of all, the Bombshell enjoys her own company. She is not afraid to be alone.

Any Bombshell will tell you that she eats, not out of unhappiness, but out of joy.

When the Bombshell tries to be grown up ... she goes for a classic martini. Never a twist, she wants the olive. ... She would never order a Manhattan, but she'll pluck the maraschino cherry out of yours.

All the cliches are true. A Bombshell enroute is ready for anything and has the luggage to prove it. A Bombshell doesn't know the meaning of traveling light. The Bombshell travels with what might seem an excessive amount of luggage, not because she is a prima donna, rather she has no idea what may happen and has brought everything.

The Bombshell gets a kick out of life.

Date: 2011-04-28 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mattiescottage.livejournal.com
As I read this, it all fit with the classic "bombshell" of the 1940's movies, but when I skimmed a bit from Amazon, it sounds like the intention is a more modern version? Your take on this?

Does the book discuss the origin of the term "bombshell"? I was wondering if it was from the WWII era.

Date: 2011-04-28 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eattheolives.livejournal.com
It doesn't go into any detail on the origins or even what type of bombshell is meant... it's really just a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek (and wonderfully illustrated) little book. A bit of fluff reading. :)

Now you've got my interested in the subject, however! I shall have to investigate.

Date: 2011-04-28 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mainemilyhoon.livejournal.com
I love that book!

Date: 2011-04-28 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chestnutcurls.livejournal.com
I sort of relate to these too! That's encouraging. :) I have no fear of ordering girly drinks though.

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