Long before the book What would Jackie Do? was published in 2006 that title was my mantra. When I was a young teenager and preteen I was obsessed with Jackie Kennedy. I wanted to look like her, dress like her, know everything about her. I had a drawer full of magazines with Jackie on the cover and I became a news junkie just hoping to read or hear some news of Jackie.
No movies star, sports figure, political figure or celebrity of any kind captured my interest the way Jackie did. If Jackie wore big sunglasses, I wanted big sunglasses. If Jackie wore a yellow checked dress, I wanted a yellow checked dress. Jackie was a horse woman and wore beautiful riding habits. I cherished a pair of English riding boots given to me by my aunt. I even applied to Jackie's college, Vassar.
The drama and pathos of the assassination of President Kennedy
only heightened my interest. The Onassis years came when I was
in my early 20's years came and I continued to watch Jackie.
With time and age I still hold an interest in the mystique of Jackie.
A mention of Jackie on the news or a picture in a magazine can still capture my interest.
Who did you idolize when you were young?
Did That person hold your interest as you got older?