Saturday, March 26, 2011
I just got my hot little hands on the new issue of Vogue, in which there is a most beautiful spread on my number 1 girl, Kat Dennings (it's the "shape" issue and she's photographed representing the hourglass figure.) The cover is a divine Rihanna, so strong, so feminine. I'd mentioned both ladies in an upcoming essay on beauty for 'Psychologies'magazine - that one of the things I find most attractive in a face is the same thing I find most attractive in a personality: surprising juxtapositions (Kat's pale body and dark hair, Rihanna's green eyes and caramel skin.) I rhapsodised, too, about Florence Welch, and not just because she gave my memoir such an amazing review (it's on the cover of the upcoming paperback though I've yet to meet her). I could never muster interest in any model because I love watching women in motion and Florence is someone who just seems - in the best way - possessed. But my favourite thing - and this is something I feel with Dennings, is that she's from another era. That anachronism, that sense of being out of time, is something I find endlessly appealing.
Anita Pallenberg in 'Performance'... I don't know why I thought of her reading this post, but anyway...
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I bought your book on Friday night and I'm almost done it. It's wonderful and painful, all at the same time. I just have the depression, it wears me down so often and I fight it so hard. Thank you for sharing your life.
Your new book is the business!!!It fell into my hands by accident this morning. I was finished by lunch time!I once sent Baz Luhrmann my car keys, i was 17 and wanted him to have my car, that was the same day i left school to become a dancer, i had never danced in my life?? Thank you for making me walk a bit taller today, Bi polar has given me the best life ever imaginable and at times the worst life imaginable, i still feel like i am trying to breath under water most of the time, i am 31 and still don't know how i made it this far along.. " the days run away like wild horses over the hills " my days are running away but i am keeping up with them a bit better.. Thank you . Be smiling :)
I won't publish your last comment Grant, I think it's private - email me c/o email@example.com she's my Aus PR and I am coming there for Sydney Writer's Festival in May - maybe you can make it to my appearance so we can meet?Post a comment