File this movie under greatest transformations of all time.¬†Can’t stress how¬†good of a movie this is for style inspiration. Bette Davis goes from forgotten-spinster-aunt to honestly one of the chicest women you will ever see on film. To see such a drastic character transformation take place, will pleasantly surprise and remind you of how much is within your power.
This goes for style but it also stands true for the extremely complicated way in which we each see ourselves.
Because she feels badly about herself on the inside, she doesn’t believe she deserves to portray pretty on the outside. By pushing her to play the part of a lovely woman, she is made to realize that she is in fact lovely and that all it took to carry an evening gown was a woman who believed in herself.
It’s not that you should be valued by what’s on the outside – it’s the idea that sometimes seeing the beauty of your outside, can make you realize, your inside was just as lovely all along.
Do yourself a favor and devote (at the LEAST), an evening to this beautiful new book.¬†While reading her stories, you’ll discover that the elegance of Marella far extends her beautiful gaze and mesmerizing long neck…
You’ll realize that the same poise that comes through in a photograph of Marella, is emitted in the homes and the friendships that she kept.
**Not to mention this book is way more satisfying and much less calories than you’re typical night time indulgence (less than mine anyway, ¬†why Ben & Jerry’s, why?)
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I think a lot of large coffee table books end up with too much of a separation between the writing and the images. I’m telling you that is not the case here. Dedicate the time that this book justly deserves. Sit down and enjoy it. How rare to be able to read first hand, about such a beautiful life. The photos will entice you and the words will hold your heart.