Archive for Angelina Jolie

Hybrid is the New Beauty

Angelina Jolie

The other day in class we talked about the rise of the hybrid beauty and how the ambiguity of nationality adds to how some women are perceived as ‘exotic’ and ‘mysterious’. The mystery of it all comes from the way someone can look at another person and see elements of different cultures but can’t really pinpoint where that person is from (curiosity) – this is what being exotic is about; the notion that you do not look like others and that people have to keep guessing. Like Angelina Jolie – although she is french-canadian, she looks exotic and has elements to her look that make her stand out from the rest. … continue reading this entry.

Real Women Have Curves!

Beyonce SI

I was at the gym flipping through a tabloid magazine when I came upon an article that used the most desired body parts of celebrities to create a ‘super’ celeb. This may seem like any normal article that a tabloid would run but what really stuck out for me was that readers voted the best/most-desired body in Hollywood to Beyonce Knowles (above, in SI’s Swimsuit issue). … continue reading this entry.