A new episode of the Beauties on fire collaboration (hopefully it will turn into a saga :)))) ). The first common theme of this gathering of beauty and fashion bloggers has as subject: classic beauty. Each of the participants had to do something related to that theme according to their vision.
I tend to translate everything I read in images, so the first thing that came to mind when hearing the “homework” was: Audrey Hepburn.
She was the incarnation of fragility and feminity remaining strong in a very caring manner.
She is the perfect example of a woman that is conscious of her qualities, she chooses to emphasize them but she doesn’t allow herself to be owned by them. This applies both to her looks and her presence.
In the looks department, she always used makeup to make her eyes stand out knowing they are the first thing anyone would notice when looking at her face.
When it comes to fashion she chose the kind of tailoring that would bring attention to her petite figure and her waistline.
All of the above make her, in my opinion, a classic beauty.
But what I truly like about her (except the unearthly feminity) is her opinion on appearances. Working in a domain where appearance seems to overcome anything else, she managed not to fall into the trap of ignoring the inner beauty.
This obvious if you read her most famous quotes about beauty:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.”
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.”
“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
“Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup.”
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”
She was more than a classic beauty, she was a beautiful presence, like an ethereal apparition.
Click here to see what the others’ girls vision/approach about the theme is,