kirsten dunst, garrett hedlund, cannes, 2012, on the road


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.

kirsten dunst, cannes 2012

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.


William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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

jasmine serrurier sforni