jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 9th August 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 138 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Friday 7th August 2020
Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones features alongside the Queen, Rihanna and Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in Vogue’s list of this year’s most powerful women.
The fashion bible’s annual list selects “the women of the moment” who are leading us through 2020 with “prescience, power and poise”.
This year’s edition of Vogue 25 seeks to highlight how, during the coronavirus pandemic, “as priorities shifted so did the spotlight”.
The magazine describes Edgar-Jones as “the star of the lockdown must-watch Normal People” and notes that the BBC Three show’s release during Covid-19 “accelerated” her “rise to fame”.
NewsNight’s Emily Maitlis was named among the 25 most influential women of 2020 (Chris Williamson/Getty Images)
It also suggests the pandemic “deepened” the Queen’s relevance.
Pop star and businesswoman Rihanna and 2019 Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo features on the list, as does Labour MP Dawn Butler.
Newsnight presenter Maitlis, June Sarpong, the BBC’s first director of creative diversity, and Michaela Coel, the creator of hit series I May Destroy You, also appear.
The list also includes transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf and Maria Balshaw, the director of the Tate galleries.
Also featured are vaccinologist Professor Sarah Gilbert and domestic abuse commissioner Nicole Jacobs.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the Duchess of Sussex have appeared on previous editions but did not make this year’s list.
The Vogue 25 list in full:
– Anne Mensah, vice president of original series, Netflix
– Asma Khan, chef
– Bernardine Evaristo, novelist
– Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council
– Charlotte Tilbury, beauty innovator
– Daisy Edgar-Jones, actor
– Dawn Butler, Labour MP
– Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer
– Emily Maitlis, broadcaster
– Emma Revie, chief executive of The Trussell Trust
– Florence Pugh, actor
– Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress
– June Sarpong, director of creativity diversity at the BBC
– Liza Bilal & Naomi Smith, Black Lives Matter activists
– Maria Balshaw, director of Tate
– Michaela Coel, writer and actor
– Munroe Bergdorf, model and activist
– Nicole Jacobs, domestic abuse commissioner
– Pippa Crerar, journalist
– Prof Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist
– Rihanna, businesswoman
– Rosh Mahtani, designer
– Silvana Tenreyro, economist
– Steph Houghton, footballer
– The Queen
Just one query from me: Why isn’t Mamma on the list. Big mistake. Huge mistake!
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.”
— Steve Carell
Happiness is…a Powerful Woman
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Ladies, some advice, if he doesn’t appreciate fruit puns… You need to let that mango.
Love is…when he gets his hands dirty for you.
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time for Daisy Edgar-Jones…A time for Rihanna
- A time for – Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer…A time for Prof Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist
- A time for Liza Bilal & Naomi Smith, Black Lives Matter activists…A time for Nicole Jacobs, domestic abuse commissioner
- A time for Bernardine Evaristo, novelist…a time for Pippa Crerar, journalist
- A time for Emily Maitlis, broadcaster…A time for Mamma
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 125 16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 18,603 Feet
SUMMER PLAYLIST 9th AUGUST
- Sun Is Shining Bob Marley Vs. Funkstar De Luxe 3:53
- Summertime Sam Cooke 2:23
- Island In The Sun Harry Belafonte 2:49
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