Sheer Beauty…

If I could be someone else, it would be this extraordinary woman, Marion Cotillard.

Marion in this stunning Burberry Prorsom velvet coat and to-die-for Ralph Lauren heels for Vogue magazine.

Photo: Peter Lindbergh

Truth Beauty

Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty–

that is all you know on earth,

and all you need to know.

-John Keats

Again, the Wit is digging out of snow today.
But thought I’d share some beauty of another
kind on this Friday.

And yes, I finally broke down, with much
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Black Dresses XIII & XIV

Could it be that a year has gone by since my last black dress was posted??  Crazy huh? So I had to share one I’ve come across, which is mostly black, and looking exquisite on Marion Cotillard, one of my favorite actresses.

And my own black dress illustration art (for Lisa):

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More Marion…

My friend at Just Under the Surface shared a wonderful article by Nicole Kidman about my fav actress Marion Cotillard.  Thought I’d share these incredible photos by Mikael Jansson and some words from Marion herself.  Enjoy…

It’s really an interesting idea to enter someone else’s dreams. I would love to go into an animal’s dream–like a lion’s or a cats’.

I think the Earth and everything around it is connected–the sky and the planets and the stars and everything else we see as a mystery.  I think we connect when we accept that the mystery is also taking place here on the ground.

I think searching is a beautiful thing.  There is this thought that goes, If you search and search and stop searching, then ultimately you’ll find what you need…You have to search first…

Marion Cotillard Ignites Vogue

Just received the July Vogue magazine with Marion Cotillard gracing the cover, breathtaking as always.  Watched Nine the other night and was sadly disappointed in the film, but not with Marion.  Vogue has made a great choice for this month’s feature.

“She’s a rare kind of star, only the third actress who’s ever won the Oscar in a foreign-language film, for her tour de force as Edith Piaf in 2007’s La Vie en Rose.  The “little sparrow” was four feet eight, drug-addled, fragile, a wreck by adulthood and dead at 47. Cotillard at 34 is long-limbed and luminous. She’s got the flawless skin, transparent eyes, and turned-up nose of a child, a generous, connected energy, and a steely capacity for concentration.”  More here

Photography by: Mario Testino
Article excerpt: Vogue/July-2010 Portrait of the Artist by Joan Juliet Buck