Wednesday 13 July 2011

My Favourite Inspirations

Unlike many and most goths, I don't have a secret file on my computer wherein lies hundreds of photos of random internet goths, from which to draw inspiration. No. No, I'm much worse.

Being raised by hippies (surfer dude and "war is not the answer, maaaan" kinds), I was very much exposed to a lot of wonderful things as a child. Here's a brief overview on celebrities that have inspired me thus far.
Marylin Monroe
Marylin Monroe is possibly one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. Gracious, witty and beautiful, as well as voluptuous and intelligent, it is little wonder she has been such an inspiration. Despite her "barbie" exterior, she was a thoughtful and wise person, displaying an extremely clever woman's tongue.

Audrey Hepburn

Another iconic woman, Audrey Hepburn displayed the same sincere humour as Monroe. She was a brilliant actress, and had a wonderful singing voice. Her clothing style has never gone out of fashion - she was elegant, to say the least, and always had something to say. Armed with a cheeky smile, Hepburn always reminds me that one does not have to be outspoken to be witty.

Barbra Streisand

I know, I'm awful. I'm just a bad person. But in her youth, Streisand was a beautiful young woman, with a powerful voice. Funny Girl showcased all her talent, being her first broadway play and her first film. Her portrayal of vaudevillian Fanny Brice was amazing, and she herself was quite beautiful. Her strong film presence and her amazing voice always stands as a firm reminder to me.

Couldn't dance for the life of her.
Clare Bowditch

Australian musician and social commentator (she has been on Insight about twelve times - Insight is where they have a huge audience and discuss current affairs) Clare Bowditch is....stunning. A humanitarian and mother of identical twin boys, she is well-known for her amazing songwriting and her satirical on-stage humour. She's....just look at the woman. That'll explain it.
That is all.
More of these posts soon! Probably. Maybe.

Much love!

PS: Clare Bowditch singing:


Stephanie said...

Nice! Mine are Bettie Page and Marylin as well. You're a well cultured person. =]

Tenebris In Lux said...

Hmmm, I might want to try this soon. I might just end up recapping my crushes, though :-P A lot of the people that inspired me are the ones that I end up becoming infatuated with. But not always. I have also had mentors, teachers, and even some public figures inspire me. I'll try to stay away from politics :-P

Marilyn Monroe? Okay, I had to snicker. Only because I used to have a HUGE crush on Marilyn Manson *blush, scoots out of the way*

I prefer those artistic versions of z zombified Marilyn Monroe.

Ashlee said...

Marilyn! She has got to be one of my favorite people.

VictorianKitty (Sophistique Noir) said...

I find vintage icons to be incredibly inspiring, too! Gene Tierny, Lana Turner and Grace Kelly, most of all.

GothBarbie said...

If you love Marilyn (like I do) - you certainly need to read Joyce Carol Oats fictionalized autobiography of Marilyn called BLONDE. It's really good!


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