It's Day 2 of our stylnalysis (yeah we made that word up) of women's magazine editors' signatures: Today we've got graphologist Sheila Kurtz's take on charmingly batty Harper's Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey (rendered at left as a Simpsons character from the August issue, the one brilliant idea in the magazine in God-knows how long). After the jump, handwritten evidence that Ms. Bailey and the essentially irrelevant fashion magazine she oversees — Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie on the cover of the June issue? What would Vreeland think??? — may be so stubbornly (and sadly!) clueless that both are beyond the point of professional repair.
This writer shows a presence. The signature is big, clear, and in your face, in a nice way.
The 'e' is very open. She listens carefully to new ideas, lets them percolate in her mind in an analytical (and methodical) way.
There is a long, straight down-stroke of the G, a sign of determination to follow through.
There are tent-like forms in the 'a' in Glenda, and between the 'e' and the 'n'. These are signs that the writer will hold to a position long after she knows she was mistaken, but the signature is too small a sample to say so for sure.
Earlier: 'Vogue' Editor Anna Wintour: Not Exactly Playing Against, Uh, 'Type'
The Harper's Bazaar Index: August 2007
Expert: Paris Hilton Handwriting Conclusive Proof She Is A Retard
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