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How many captains of industry moonlight as models, and vice versa

Statements of the bleedin' obvious, Swedish branch:

"Having attractive employees doesn’t necessarily add to a company’s bottom line, according to a new study from Karlstad University in central Sweden".

The research, such as it is, is not exactly blind, noting 'Companies in the hotel and restaurant branch have among the highest demand for employees with good looks'. One might note that fashion victim stores, hair salons, parfumiers etc etc do not go out of their way to employ those tapped to a greater or lesser degree with the ugly stick either, having noted that are appealing to folk making aspirational purchases. I doubt the average department store would shift much scent if the spray gals etc were wearing house coats and curlers. Perhaps the seat of learning would have come up with some rather harder data if they had persuaded Johansson & Nilsson or whatever Karlstad's department store is to try my little test.

Meanwhile, I am struggling to think of any chief execs who are likely to appear on the front cover of Vogue - as clothes horses - any time soon. Given that the average 'mo-dell' appears to have an IQ equivalent to a centigrade room temperature, I suspect that the boards of FTSE 100 companies will not be despatching the head hunters to Models R Us either.
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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 8:54 am

They might not add to the bottom line, but they make shopping an altogether more pleasant experience

:)  



Anonymous Verity said... 7:44 pm

What about that poor trendy hairdresser in London who has been ordered to pay £4,000 "compensation" for turning down a burqa-clad Muslim?

She said it was necessary for her business to employ people who looked pretty and trendy, and fatty in the tweed overcoat and burqa didn't fill the bill, but they fined her anyway. She's just a small businesswoman. How is she expected to find £4,000 to give to a woman who had obviously applied knowing she would be refused and could make an issue of it. If you saw her photo, you would see that she has no place in the beauty industry.  



Anonymous Verity said... 8:45 pm

If anyone else has followed this case and knows a phone number or email address for this salon, I would be obliged if you would pass it on to me.

I'd like to write to tell the owner that wearing a burqa is not - repeat NOT - a religious requirement in Islam. (Otherwise, one intuits that the wife of King Abdullah of Jordan, Queen Rania, would be wearing one instead of fashionable hairstyles.)

Nowhere in the Koran does Mohammad proffer fashion tips. All he says, reasonably enough, is, women should dress modestly. He also gave the same instructions to men. In other words, don't go flaunting your bits around and causing problems.

The burqa is desert gear for keeping the blowing sands out of noses, mouths and eyes. Men wear a keffiyah, worn as a mask across the nose and mouth and folded above the eys to protectthem from the glare. It's an intelligent solution to the environment of desert nomads. It has nothing to do with Islam.

That hairdresser should not have to pay that manipulative woman a penny. In fact, she should sue her for harrassment.  



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