I’m not 100 percent sure what you’ll think of this confession but, I have an extraordinarily short attention span. Short as in, if I were back in infants class I might just be given Ritalin for it. I’m not sure if it’s just that I’m easily distracted or easily bored or both but I find it very hard to concentrate for longer than about ten mins. Still, at least I have found the right subject to write about. I’m not complaining at all, it’s just a little window into my world. It may also go some way to explaining why it’s taken me about two weeks to post these beautiful pictures of Natalie Portman from this months UK Elle magazine.
She is impossibly pretty and proper. She talks about the perils of de-robing in movies. “You see actresses who marketed themselves on their bodies, and they might be good, but overtime they just lose it because that sort of thing doesn’t last“. Talking about her role as an assassins side kick in Léon, she says, “The good girl image was something I consciously cultivated after Léon. There was a lot of controversy about the Lolita thing… I didn’t want to be seen as a s*x object, so I went the opposite direction“.
She also talks about red carpet fashion and how it relates to her everyday wardrobe: “I’m lucky because when I have events to go to, I get to borrow incredibly beautiful dresses that have been made by wonderful artists, like Laura and Kate Mulleavy from Rodarte and Alber Elbaz from Lanvin“… “It’s funny, some of my actress friends and I talk about how none of us have the big wedding obsession that other girls our age have, and I think it’s because what girls experience on their wedding day happens a few times a year for us. Any time you go to a premiere…“. All the pomp and ceremony has a knock on effect on her everyday clothes and creates a desire for her to feel comfortable when she’s not working; “Sometimes I see pictures of myself and I’m like, “What am I wearing?”"
That may well be the case, but thankfully doing a shoot for Elle magazine is work, (whatevs, sucks to be you Natalie…) which means that what she is wearing is divine. Styled by Sasa Thomann and Photographed by David Slijper.