I agree with dana. I probably like the style better in the second/older photo, but her eyes look so much happier in the first/newer photo and that completely changes everything. Happiness is far more attractive than a beautiful dress.
Her "then" photo was definitely sexy with attitude. Her "now" photo is so refreshing. There's so much clarity in her new style it's almost preppy. It's just much cleaner. I hope she alternates. I think people should always change themselves; it surprises people.
So cool ;) now she looks woken up! Relating to her sense of expression… her presence (and may I add, my opinion is that in the current photo – her simple ensemble does not diminish her individuality or appeal). x
It truly is ALL in the attitude. The sparkle in her eye, in the first photo is so subtly charming. The blue gleaning of her eyes, with her facial roundness, effortlessly pouted lips, chopped hair and that buttoned collar, she strikes me with a welcoming youthful charm; this integral feeling to what ever and where ever she's going with her day… and to wonder… what she's reading…
And in the progression, well we may not be so quick to answer… but I wonder if she broke into laughter after she was photographed.
This is what I'm talking about. Why do these people purposely try to make themselves out to be uglier than they are? It makes no sense. Here is an article I wrote about the subject on my site http://www.stepsofthemet.com
The article is titled "the dilemma" Here is the link:
Such a stunning young woman, but I'm surprised so many people prefer the earlier look instead of the later, more sophisticated look. I see no "edge" in the earlier look: it's a bit too predictable. She's getting smarter with her choices. Good for her!
She's adorable in both photos but somehow I like the recent one more. She appears far more self assured now with the way she looks, clear eyed and amused, straight down the lens of the camera rather than peaking out in an almost bored way from behind her hair as she did a year ago. This young woman looks ready for any adventure, a willing, engaged, joyful participant in life.
I lke her in both pictures but the hair really compliments her in the "now" one… It gives her face such a geometrical character that makes her beautiful face stand out… imagine the first pic with the new hair and you'll see what i mean. BTW she's holding the book!! :D
if I was not looking at her expression in each then I would probably prefer her older look… but for me the newer photograph looks so much more appealing because of her head-on gaze into the camera. it's as if the photographs are of two twins with completely opposite styles!