To start this blog, I would love to share with you a few of the women that inspire me most. As a young college student, I look up to these women as strong, beautiful, sophisticated, and elegantly chic women who contribute greatly to the idea of beauty and aesthetics in a way that it impacted the world in many different ways. If you are like me and ever wonder whether an actual universal beauty exists, these women are to thank for sparking that interest. Their major contribution to the portrayal of an ideal beauty in varied forms of art along with their ethereal personalities make them divinely inspirational!
One of the first Divas was Lyda Borelli. Borellismo was a term coined in Italy to describe the craze and obsession that teenage girls used to describe Lyda. Girls strove to imitate her twisted postures and her decadent strange Pre-Raphaelite beauty. She was thin with thick, wavy, dark blond hair, that accompanied her distinct poses. Lyda was a star because she pushed the envelope of social norm by portraying odd film roles as a cryptic and ethereal woman.
The next woman needs no introduction, Sofia Coppola.
And finally, Peggy Guggenheim.