This installment of What’s Sexy Now features a fabulous friend from childhood of mine, Corinna Harney-Jones. Corinna is one of the infamous Fighting Foxes, our exclusive, childhood girls-only club of four (Corinna, Shawna, Jennifer and me). But Corinna is also an amazing actress, children’s acting teacher, was Playmate of the Year for Playboy, and is a wonderful wife and mother to a beautiful daughter. You may remember Corinna from this blog post awhile back.
Please join me in welcoming Corinna back to the Haute Shots blog!
- What makes a woman sexy?
I think what makes a woman exude sexiness is all within. Poise, self esteem, (without arrogance of course). The sexiest women I know are completely content with who they truly are as a person. Usually putting others above themselves (mother’s, caretakers, girlfriends, teachers, professionals in a myriad of fields), yet not forgetting about what makes them happy. They have a freedom of expression all their own, and become almost flirtatious with it- because of their own inner happiness. There is power in a woman’s sexuality- and sexuality comes from being genuinely who you are. No pretenses… just confidence with a blend of that perfect humility and poise…
- Famous female that most embodies sexy to you:
One person who immediately pops into my head is Meryl Streep. In every role she plays she brings this certain sexiness as described in my idea of “What makes a woman sexy”. Being an actress myself, I know that you must bring your own essence to each character. She does this so well and does not disappoint, in every character I’ve ever seen her play. And age has nothing to do with sexiness, contrary to what many believe. If you are a woman and you truly are happy with the person you are, your genuine self, you will be sexy until the day you die… whoever you are.
- Favorite sexy film or literature (or both):
I am not a big reader of novels… I do however love a good “self help” book. One of my favorites is “Mama Gina’s School of Womanly Arts”. It’s a whimsical, fun and adorable book that helps women to pretty much “get their sexy on” – doesn’t matter what you weigh or again, how old you are. Say it with me, “If you are female, you are desirable”… (not that males aren’t) but femininity is something to be celebrated. On that note, a film that just surfaced to memory is “Two Moon Junction”… a semi “B” film, yet something about that film got me fired up when I was only a teen! Most recently, a film that I ADORE is “Leap Year”- very sexy. And, to me romance is what is the sexiest thing of all. I LOVE romantic movies!!! From something as adorable as “enchanted” to something as deep and raw as “Officer and a Gentleman”, I also LOVE “Sense and Sensibility” and “Gone with the Wind”… “Bridges Over Madison County”, “It’s Complicated”, so many black and white films – too many for me to list… “Pitcher and the Pin Up” (ha! I just had to say that!).
- Song or Album that never fails to put you in a sexy mood:
Jazz does it for me – especially Brazilian Jazz. The sexiest album of all time for me is Sarah Tavares “Balance” – just amazing. Her voice transports me to Rio and in the arms of my red hot lover (who happens to be my husband of course). But there are a few sides to me, so it depends on my mood. I absolutely LOVE George Straight and the country girl in me can get in a sexy mood just by hearing that man. Truly too many sexy songs to list. But on my wilder carnal side – I cannot help but be a bit turned on by Kings of Leon, and I admit it, damn it!
- Fashion trend, item or designer collection that you find sexy:
I have very eclectic taste, but I have always loved vintage inspired clothing. I love true vintage clothes and coats. Right now being winter I imagine something with a 20’s-40’s flair, fitted like a dress, with pleats and an hour-glass shape. Adorable detailed buttons down the front. Wool, but lined with an amazingly soft satin lining. Warm but elegant. With a pair of Casadei 5096 Platform pumps. Maybe a tiny simple cocktail dress underneath, and the perfect shade of deep satin garnet lipstick, Nars Afghan Red.
- Sexy destination:
I think these days with all the running around and busyness in my life- the sexiest destination for me would be anywhere I can wind down and RELAX. Right now I really long to sit on a beach somewhere, anywhere. Rio, Hawaii, California! But I also love the warmth of a cabin with a fire inside when the cold is outside. Recently my husband and I went up to the Mt. Charleston Lodge just to get away. We have also enjoyed some amazing places, like a Hotel in Beaver Creek, right up the road from Vail, Colorado… at both of these places- the snow outside makes it so cozy, and to me, nothing is sexier than being with the person you love snuggled up in front of a fire with a glass of red wine… (Cliché? I don’t care- makes me feel AMAZING) Wherever the destination is, and even when I’m alone- I bring my sexy with me.
- What makes you feel sexy?
Hmmm? I think I feel the sexiest when I have been eating right and working out in general. But when I’m well rested and am wearing something I really feel good in, this is when I feel the sexiest. And whenever I feel good, it seems that this is when I get the most complements, and compliments always make me feel sexy! I am blessed to have a husband who is constantly telling me that I am the most beautiful woman in the world. However, he could tell me this until he’s blue in the face-and I don’t believe him. But there are times when his words penetrate and I look in the mirror and think, “hey, I am sexy”. On a side note: I feel sexy when I am in the water for some reason? I always say I’m a mermaid (don’t worry- no delusions here – I know that I am not a mermaid and that they do not exist)… but when I think about it – I feel sexiest when I’m swimming, or in a Jacuzzi. It may sound ridiculous, but it’s true. On a houseboat on a lake or on a yacht in the pacific, or just laying on the beach. It might be the warm sun, or the way the water feels? But to me- it makes me feel sexy. I also feel sexy when I feel good about myself. Like after I’ve accomplished a goal I’ve set out to do… I think powerful women are very sexy.
About little about me (Corinna):
I started a production company, Ishah Productions, LLC. with two amazing women. One of them has a ranch in Colorado and the other lives just outside of L.A. Ishah in the Hebrew means “Woman” it is femininity defined. Ishah is the first woman created by God. And so we chose that as our company’s title. We are currently working on a documentary about an amazing woman named Darlene Rose. She was the first white woman (a Christian Missionary) to penetrate the interior of New Guinea and live among cannibals. She was taken POW when the Japanese encroached on the Island and took her and many others to the infamous “work/death camps”. The things she endured are unimaginable. It’s a true story of courage and hope in the face of adversity and hardship. We are also working on the feature film. We hope that this story will inspire and encourage everyone who sees it.
I am also an acting teacher and private coach. I enjoy teaching and training children in the craft of acting. I cover everything from basic improvisational skills to auditioning and on-camera techniques. The name of the acting academy where I teach is “Hollywood Bound”. For more information you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for contributing here Corinna! You’re the BEST!
Photo Credit of of Meryl Streep: for W Magazine by Michael Thompson
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