Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wish I looked like this when I woke up in the morning

{Sophie Marceau on the cover of April's French Elle. I've had a wee girl-crush on her since Braveheart}

Ooh la la, ze French, zey are so much more... hmmm, how you say... evolved than the rest us. Exhibit A: The April issue of French Elle. Eight lovely female European celebrities, all sans fards ("without rouge/makeup") and, perhaps even more revealing, all sans le Photoshop.

Granted, these are all amazingly beautiful women, and they are well coiffed and lit, and the photographer was Peter Lindbergh, but still, nary an airbrush in sight and they still look fantastic. My only complaint is why are they all wearing such dowdy clothes? I'm sure they are really expensive tees and sweats, "it's cashmere, darling", etc. but sans fards doesn't have to mean sans style. What do you think?

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11 comments:

g. said...

I wish I looked like that ANY time of the day!

Raina said...

How refreshing!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I wish I looked like that when I was at my peak, on a good day.

The BF said...

I think you look FABULOUS in the morning.

...em, you weren't fishing for that were you?

twoladiesinwaiting.com said...

Goodness. Okay, While Mo's studying for finals let's hole up with a bottle of wine and Braveheart.

Robin said...

No, my darling BF, I was not fishing for that, but it did earn you MAJOR brownie points...

Laura said...

You would look like that in the morning...if you were waking up in Paris. Hint hint BF ;-)

MrsLittleJeans said...

I like what Laura said...Maybe I would look like that if I woke up in Paris! Haha!

I am with you though...the grunge look only looks good on these beauties. When I do that I feel I must go mop the floors. Still, I am OK with it only if they picked up their clothes from Good will. I am totally against this fad of paying hundreds of dollars for rags!

; )

knitseashore said...

There was an article online this week about the poor airbrushing job someone did to Halle Berry on the latest cover of Harper's Bazaar. The writer said the magazine actually managed to make her look worse that what she looks like in real life, sans makeup and lighting. Maybe Halle should work with French Vogue instead?

Now I want the names of their dermatologists, please. :)

thesixkents said...

Of course, Sophie! Ahhhhh. Love her.
To have the skincare routine of a celeb! I wonder if it's too late to start...

sherri said...

no shite. she's hawt, don't know her. my hubby is watching a french film as I type and I love to hear the french speak. must they do everything better?