I am bored to tears with all those hyper-starched, tailored clothes which seem to be more like cardboard than cloth. Looks which come matched with 50s hair styles drenched in spray where each strand has been backcombed so much that the hair ends up looking completely frazzled, yet standing erect to attention. The catwalk seems to be in a continuous loop, referencing those period styles which the television series Mad Men re-ignited in the collective imagination. I want to nudge things in another direction, what about our inner goddess?
Kirsten Dunst on the red carpet in Cannes ( promoting the film “On The Road”) inspired me to take action.
Photo curtesy of SGP
First, let’s take a look through mythical time to see what a goddess could be. Most obvious would be to look towards the Pre-Raphaelites, but I personally have a penchant for William Adolphe Bouguereau when I want to imagine what a “goddess” should look like.
The Birth Of Venus
by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Musee D’Orsay, Paris
People usually reserve goddess hair for wedding days but I think it could definitely be used everyday