wut are they? The people, places, and things that fuel my existence. As I grow, things change and so do the people... The Women: These are the women from my childhood I always admired and looked up to... and still do. Because my passion is acting, they would be three actress'. As a girl I was drawn to their talent, beauty, poise, and ambition. Audrey Hepburn: Though there are many phenomenal classic actress's I love to watch, (Katherine Hepburn, Betty Davis, Anne Bancroft... the list never ends) I fell in little girl love with Audrey the moment I stumbled upon her photo. I asked my mom who she was, saw My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's... them all. She was beautiful with THICK eyebrows, and big brown eyes, two things I was constantly ridiculed for in elementary school. She gave me hope that I would one day be beautiful. I worked hard to establish her gift in acting, but what drew me in was after I read her biography and learned how much she had done with UNICEF for children in Africa. If there is anything I accomplish in my life, it is giving all the help I can to the unfortunate children suffering in third world countries. Effortless Class, Elegant, Compassionate... the ideal women
As I grew older, the product of having an older brother, I was scruffier, into sports, and became fascinated with Angelina Jolie. When I saw Girl Interrupted, and Gia I was deep into acting, and though I was mad for Audrey, I related to Angelina. My childhood wasn't seamless, it had its storms, and there was a darkness Angelina could tap into that I connected to. I was learning how to act and found I could tap into my darker side smoother than I could my lighter side. Not to say one is better than the other, they both play fascinating characters. She had a pain in her eyes, and whenever I saw her act, interviewed, or even a picture, I understood her, and through this felt I understood. As years passed she got through her pain and evolved into a beautifully poised, tenacious woman, giving me hope the storms would pass, and I would be alright. The tabloids can say what want about her, but when those writers do half as much humanitarian work this amazing women does... I still won't listen Ballsy, Strong, Uninhibited... The woman I am growing into Her evolution
I always loved this actress, but after seeing Garden State, and Closer, she moved to role model status. She is petite, a brunette, and has captivating presence on film that I hope to have one day. Natalie Portman is not only stunning, charming, and wildly talented, but she graduated from Harvard with psych degree, is meddling her way into directing, and she manages to stay out of the tabloids and lead a normal life. For someone aspiring to act, going to college, and wanting to direct one day, it just makes sense to look up to Nat.... oh and she dated Devendra Banhart Intelligent, Ambitious, Humble.... The young woman I am ... well I hope so
These are 2 women in my recent years I have added to the list Drew Barrymore: After seeing Whip it, I really admired the strong female point of view she committed too for the film. And in every interview I read with Drew she comes off down to earth, authentic, and speaks from within...for someone with her star status, major props. Genuine, Independent...
Sharyn Gold: She owns S.A.M showroom in Los Angeles, and is my real life role model... meaning I am lucky enough to have her tangible, and don't have to admire from a distance. She is strong, hilarious, and one of the most compassionate, genuine people I know. She dresses like a true bad ass, doesn't care about what anybody thinks, and gives the best advice. Sunday visits at her house in Venice Beach are the best. The Real Deal
She would pull off a white suit she altered, a vintage rolling stones T, and Channel shoes at a black tie event.
As I keep blogging, more inspirations will pop up,: art ones, fashion ones, people ones...