Born on July 2:
Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin, French couturier and milliner to Marie Antoinette; 1747
Jean René Lacoste, French tennis player and sportswear magnate; 1904
Jerry Hall, American model; 1956
Joyeux Anniversaire! Did you know that when tennis player René Lacoste designed the now-iconic polo shirt it was his own nicknamesake, the Crocodile, that he stitched on the front? Word on the court is that René earned the nickname either by having an extra tenacious tennis game or by winning some crocodile-skin luggage in a bet. What does this mean for you in the next year? It means you need an animal nickname. Why? Because you need to add a little zip into your life this year, that’s why. (And don’t worry: The whole arrangement can be our little secret.) Pick an animal that has qualities you admire, be it a wise owl, a playful otter or a teeth breakingly cute slow loris. So now in the next 12 months I want you to do your best in exemplifying the finer qualities of your chosen animal. Like I said, you don’t have to tell anybody about it. In fact, it would probably be best to not reveal that your path to enlightenment takes a detour through the monkey house.
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