Welcome to Ideal Lady
They say there is no such thing as the "ideal lady" (or man), but probably this should be "perfect", and not "ideal". Perfect means without errors, flaws, or faults, and of course this is simply not possible in humans. Ideal, however, while in some interpretations can mean "perfect", generally means the best possible example of something, whether in existence or in one's imagination. Furthermore, while "perfect" is an absolute, "ideal" is more subjective, with each person having their own idea of what is ideal and what is not. In other words, what's ideal for me may not be what's ideal for you. Beauty pageants are a good example; how many people agree with the judges' decisions? Not all, I'm sure. But beauty pageants are mainly about physical beauty, and for most people beauty alone is not the only ingredient that can make a person ideal. However, personality, job, hobbies, interests, etc. are far too subjective and individual to explore in general terms, so for the purpose of this website, I will avoid these areas and concentrate on physical presence. Also, as the name of this site suggests, I will concentrate only on the female gender.
Firstly I want to stress that I am trying very hard not to be subjective, or to suggest that anything less than "ideal" is inferior. In this site I am referring to "ideal" as a universally acknowledged concept, which has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Of course this concept has changed over the years, and is different in different cultures, but there are basic principles that determine how a lady's appearance is seen by the onlooking world, and of course it's not just about beauty. I have worked in areas relate to beauty and fashion, and I have researched the subject extensively, all of which has helped me reach my hypothesis on what makes a lady a lady in an ideal world, hence 'Ideal Lady'.
A lady's appearance may seem like a superficial subject, but throughout history it has been one of the most influential factors that has shaped the world. It was said that Helen of Troy had a "face that launched a thousand ships". Maybe her personality or prowess in bed also had something to do with it, but history has not left us with the sentiment that she had "a sense of humour that launched a thousand ships". Other historical figures of similar allure include the Queen of Sheba, Salome, Cleopatra, Mata Hari, Wallis Simpson and many more.
A lady's appearance - or to be specific the improvement of it - is one of the largest consumer markets in the world, and probably always has been. From cosmetics to fashion, plastic surgery to "must have" accessories, the annual spend in the US alone is around $36 billion, excluding fitness and dietary products! Superficial or not, the idea of "ideal" is global, eternal, and deep-rooted in our subconscious minds. As children we are taught that fairy princesses are beautiful and evil witches are ugly, and the hero always gets the most beautiful lady. She may not be perfect, but she is most definitely "ideal".
Over the years I have come to realise that there are five different factors that make up a lady's "idealness": physical beauty, sexuality, elegance, femininity, and the "fifth element" or "x-factor", Je ne sais quoi. Use the buttons at the top of the site to explore these in detail.
Please note: This site is not intending to judge anyone or to say that, for example, physical appearance is more important than anything else. The hope is that it will provide a clear and understandable analysis of what makes one lady stand out more than another in the eyes of the World at large; what qualities define someone as "ideal" in a quantifiable way, and my hypothesis on the different factors involved in describing someone as "ideal".
Disclaimer: The use of photographs on this site is to support the universally accepted idea of feminine beauty. While it is a fair point that they probably represent my "taste" because I have created and designed this site, I have tried to be objective and representative [incidentally, one of the photos is of my wife, and another is of a transgender person]. I also want to add that I do not own the copyright for most of these photos, so if you do, please contact me so that I can either give you a credit or remove them. In all cases I do not intend to insult anyone or infringe on anyone's copyright.