Looking over what we find beautiful and what shaped that is interesting. It alters the way we see ourselves, the clothes we pick, and the hair styles we choose. I was usually drawn to soulful, mysterious brunettes, knowing that I'd never be a bombshell or lithe blond. A couple of redheads are here--I must identify with the pale skin.
Where did I first see her? I'd already seen Pride and Prejudice and Bleak House, but I saw her in Vogue, I think, and made a mental note to see An Education. The Greatest and Never Let Me Go have become two of my favorites, and I watched them just because of her. I also credit her with prompting me to read Never Let Me Go, which was incredible. I lent it to Mom, and when she's done with it, it's going in my favorite books cabinet. Plus, Mulligan was in Doctor Who--a freaking scary episode! And she can really rock the pixie.
(Image: The Greatest http://carey-mulligan.net/photos/displayimage.php?album=29&pid=2197#top_display_media)
(Image: Wall Street http://emslj.tumblr.com/). Can I get this whole look please?
(Image: An Education http://regnad.tumblr.com/)
I'm not sure when this started though Stealing Beauty is a favorite (I remember seeing the poster at a tiny video store in the town where I grew up, and I thought it must be a very dirty movie). Of course, she's stunning as an elf.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Lady in the Water was such a fascinating fairy tale, and that led me to The Village and so on.
I actually have an aunt who looks just like her minus the harsh edge Green usually has. Josh and I went to see Casino Royale in theaters (we've seen few movies in theaters). I guess that was pretty early on for us.
My middle school/high school boyfriend was in love with her, so I figured she must be the ideal beauty. She is lovely.
(Image: Garden State http://www.listal.com/viewimage/444813)
Rachel Hurd Wood
I can't wait to watch Peter Pan with Oliver. I recognized Wood when Josh and I watched Dorian Gray, and then we finally watched Perfume. Josh has developed a nice little crush. She is haunting in her prettiness, so some of her roles aren't surprising.
(Image: from Perfume http://www.flickr.com/photos/7711591@N04/862640502/)
I must have been about thirteen when The Mummy came out, and I thought Evie was just gorgeous. My favorite movie of hers is probably The Fountain.
Who helped shape your idea of beauty?