Lil' Blonde Darling: Joanna Lumley! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lil' Blonde Darling: Joanna Lumley!

Blonde Beauty Icon Joanna Lumley

I love Joanna Lumley SO damn much I just can't handle it!!! Although she started her career in the 60's as a mod fashion model in London, she soon got roles in films and became a Bond Girl in 1969's James Bond: On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 

Turn to the left!

Turn to the right!


Bond Girl!

Her first major role was on TV as the globe trotting, karate chopping super spy Purdey in 1977's The New Avengers, a revival of the hit British 60's spy series The Avengers. Featuring a chic bowl cut hairstyle and lots of mid-70's UK fashion, she high kicked her way into popular british culture.

Judo CHOP!

pre-American Apparel dancewear!

Easy breezy floral prints!


I have this dress!

 a blonde bob w/ bangs....classic!

It was her portrayal of the chain smoking, alcoholic, drug addicted nymphomaniac ex-model turned executive fashion magazine director Patsy Stone on Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2005), that rescued her career from a 10 year slump. Her performance and comedic timing is GENIUS and I nearly pee my pants every time I watch her on the show. Always sporting an Ivana Trump-esque blonde beehive and never seen without a champagne glass in one hand and a coke straw in the other, Patsy makes being a functioning addict look oh so glamorous! Her chic high paying, do nothing job at the magazine was received by sleeping with the publisher; what's wrong with fucking your way to the top if it gives you more time to drink, sweetie?

A little Stoli. sweetie?

Champs sweetie, dahling!

Hot mess! Haven't we all been there?

 I've DEFINITELY been there.

 Some light reading.


Don't be a drag.


Sweetie, Sweetie, Sweetie!

Don't worry Pats....I can't do "no fringe" either.

and now......Boobarella!

1 comment:

  1. hey
    i've been following your blog for awhile and thought i should finally comment. i love it!! this post just made me wanna say that i think your blog is awesome and patsy is one of my mega blondespirations of all time!
    ps love that amazing youtube tribute haha