book portrait - it's in his kissHm… I thought the glasses gave me that intellectual je ne sais quoi, however…

intellectual book portrait, or Smurf with glasses

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  1. June 21, 2013

    Looks like you are trying to follow our govt’s instructions on how to take your own passport photo. Needless to say, I did not.

    • June 21, 2013

      Yep, my glasses are similar to the Messieurs Cain and Hammett, however my gravitas is not 😉

  2. George Kaplan
    June 21, 2013

    “Hello, I’m dooowwn heeerrre!” Those photos are cute, you look like they were shot in zero gravity, as if you took them while floating on the space station. Vickie Lester, Serious Author – and Astronaut?! 😉

    • June 21, 2013

      When a certain young man walked by and saw what I was doing he said, and I quote, “Cut it out. People are going to think your book was written by a twelve year old,” end quote.

  3. June 21, 2013

    You look very cute with the glasses …. congratulations that you’ll publish a book!

    • June 21, 2013

      Thank you – I’m in the “I can barely wait” stage 😉

  4. June 21, 2013

    If I were you, I’d probably answer to that young man, “Be thankful I’m not recreating ‘Aladdin Sane’!” On second thought, my Bowie reference might be completely lost to that young man …

    • June 21, 2013

      Bwahaha! I taught him well — and thank you for making me laugh 🙂

  5. Heather in Arles
    June 21, 2013

    Must admit my first thought had nothing to do with glasses or not to glasses but was similar to that of a certain young man, save that my reaction was something along the lines of, “Holy crap she looks FIVE. There is no way, NO WAY that woman is over fifty.”

    So I even beat the young man by seven years. I bet that there are plenty of us with a camera that would be all too happy to take the photo and as I am on the “wrong continent” *cough, cough* I will demurely decry, “tg, get your derriere over there pronto!” 😉

    And there has been an unfortunate dog incident here that has kept me off the interwebs. Much gratitude to Mr. Kaplan for sending out a search party…
    Bon Weekend!

    • June 21, 2013

      But, Darling – you’ll note you can’t see my neck… 😉
      Derriere to Provence? Any time!
      Hope the dog incident is all better!

  6. June 21, 2013

    Does timing count? Is there a better season (during the year) to publish a book? Today I read a little letter about publishing, although it is an ancient letter, I find there is some truths in it, I will write a brief post on it ….

    • June 21, 2013

      Timing does count in movie releases, but I don’t know about publishing… I have to head over to your weblog and read about the truths in an ancient letter!

  7. June 21, 2013

    Ha! I love this. You clearly still get carded and maybe even asked if you’re available to babysit 🙂
    Have a great weekend, Ms. V!

    • June 21, 2013

      You too, Love! And, I’m going to try one of those mojitos from your post 🙂

  8. beautycalyptique
    June 21, 2013

    reminds me of neil gaiman who likes to look his dishevelled, ardorkable best on any of his portraits.

  9. June 21, 2013

    adorkable! many thanks, and I’ve learned a new word 🙂

  10. June 21, 2013

    Dearest V
    As I find myself frequently saying to myself.. “Where’s Horst when you need him?”…
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • June 22, 2013

      And, some decent light, a bounce card, and maybe some lipstick — oh, for a Horst haunting!

      • June 22, 2013

        Dearest A
        Personally I never allow photographs without full make up and then only in monochrome!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  11. Mr. Lester
    June 27, 2013

    I will give $100 for a video of you singing “The Milton The Monster” theme song from that angle and, of course, with those glasses!

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