Anais Pouliot by David Paul Larson
Anais and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ makes this a winner/
Apricot by BEN BRIAND
Just to let you know:
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life. And, it has remained personally significant to me ever since I saw it and found myself sitting at my desk, stunned, completely taken aback by its uniqueness and beauty. So creative. So beautifully filmed. Such a perfect soundtrack. So insightful. So generous in the musings it has to offer about love and memory.
Interviewer: Is there ever a kind of argument in the Keira Knightley school of thought to “treat them mean and keep them keen” with boys?
Keira Knightley: I couldn’t be bothered. It just takes too much forethought and I’m sort of like-I feel like this. I can’t play anything else.
GOD she’s just.. ugh.. she’s fantastic.
My Obsession With Keira Knightley
If anyone knows me personally, they know my opinion of Keira Knightley as the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Lol. To me, she is the standard of perfection.
The Greeks had their ideal woman and carved her figure out of marble, etc. etc. but here is my ideal. And if I had a gigantic slab of marble I would do the same, though I highly doubt I could do her beauty any justice.
If you’re still reading, that is surprising, and I will just keep going then. She has a kind of Grace Kelly elegance, but far more raw and contemporary. Grace Kelly’s looks were more held together, and though stunning, still prim. Whereas every look and stare Keira gives is captivating. Okay? Her beauty is some kind of mysterious force that I’m still trying to figure out, because she changes in every picture. And I can’t think of anyone else like this; with every different angle something shifts and you see another element of her.
Still reading? Okay. I’ll get technical. (And I swear I’m not crazy.) Her cheekbones, her jaw, her lips, and her neck are all in on it and they know exactly what they’re doing. The way her jaw protrudes outwards the slightest bit- making her lips pout and her cheekbones stand out, making her neck long and statuesque.
Girl does that naturally. Her neck is a phenomenon all on its own. Thin, long, graceful. Joe Wright, director of Pride and Prejudice said about her, "Keira has one of the most beautiful necks in the world". I can’t disagree. In fact…
Nefertiti- considered to be rendered as one of the most beautiful females in history had the same slender neck and proportionate, balanced face. This is the Golden Ratio, a precise correlation applying to facial features (but also so many other things in nature, plants, etc.) that results in proportion, balance, and what we come to call beauty. Keira has this.
This is ultimately the result in attempting to do the reading for my art history class. Digression. Epiphanies. Embarrassing myself.
Massimo Vignelli on design, good and bad, and what makes beauty.
Self: It is striking to me how great-looking the New York City subway map was in the seventies, especially thanks to his work. Recently the map was changed again and when I first glanced at it, it struck me as quite bland and unappealing. It would be interesting to have Vignelli redo the current version again.