1. She can sing!
I just adore her voice! In Mary Poppins, my favorite song is "Feed the
Birds" followed by "A Spoonful of Sugar". In The Sound of Music, I love "My Favorite Things," I think because my mother used to sing it to me when I was little. Her voice is so elegant and she can put so much emotion into her singing.
2. She always looks elegant and sophisticated
Isn't she just gorgeous? Her style is slightly vintage, always very put together, and reminiscent of another time. She's one of a very small number of people that I like short hair on. In recent years, she has become a role model of sorts for actresses that want a more mature style of dressing, as well as ones that want to learn her grace and elegance. Her signature look involves well-tailored pieces, long dresses, empire waists, and timeless jewelry.
3. She has a regal air to her
In everything she does, she's been described as "practically perfect in every way." And it's true! She always holds her head up high and seems confident every time I see her on TV. She adopted two kids and had three of her own. She was married to Blake Edwards for over 40 years before he died. She's a wonderful mother and now grandmother. She does work for charities such as the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and Operation USA in California, known for it's aid to foreign countries in times for crisis. Most recently, she helped raise money and awareness for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. She writes children's books, she has directed a few musicals and has been giving more concerts recently. Indeed she is "practically perfect in every way."
She's my Lolita idol for these reasons. Whenever I wear Lolita, I try to emulate her grace and elegance. Even though she's not a Lolita herself, or even reminiscent of the style, she still has the basic principles of what I think makes a good Lolita, and more generally, a good person. And while I do like Mana and Kaya and Kana well enough, I don't think of them as my personal idols. Who is your Lolita idol? Tell me in the comment section below! And as always, if you have questions or suggestions for me, you can send them to me via my formspring.