Monday, April 9, 2007

Haunted Beauty


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  1. senegal dandy

    April 9, 2007 at 9:41 am


  2. -roger

    April 9, 2007 at 9:48 am

    She’s looking through me…

  3. Jack Daniel

    April 9, 2007 at 9:56 am


    beautiful photo.

  4. looksinto:

    April 9, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Christina Ricci’s got nothing on her. So charming.

  5. The Pedantic Prick

    April 9, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Isn’t the usual phrase “haunting beauty”? I really am asking. I’d love to understand why this person’s beauty is “haunted”, if that is indeed what you meant.

  6. Alice Olive

    April 9, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Good caption. She is other-worldly beautiful.

  7. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 10:33 am

    She looks like a cross between a Tim Burton clamation character and a subject of an Edvard Munch painting.

    • Tony

      February 3, 2013 at 7:35 am

      ha, perfect description

  8. tamara

    April 9, 2007 at 10:48 am


  9. acasiacano

    April 9, 2007 at 11:52 am

    What a soulful image!

    In this picture you can see why the excess of “perfecting” makeup and frenzy for retouching every picture really rob the soul of a beautiful woman.

  10. Candid Cool

    April 9, 2007 at 12:13 pm


  11. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    She truly looks like a Munch painting, very good eye….

  12. Katherine

    April 9, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Pedantic, a quick google search will show you that either phrase is widely used and applicable.

  13. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Looks like Christina Ricci!

  14. william d. anderson

    April 9, 2007 at 2:17 pm


    i originally started watching your site for the fashion…but i come back everyday now for the women. so beautiful. nice catch.

  15. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Stick to the sunny side of the street

  16. iopine

    April 9, 2007 at 6:36 pm


  17. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    she looks like one of those animated characters from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas… And that is a complement.

  18. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    She reminds me of Vanessa Paradis!

  19. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 9:13 pm


  20. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Hauntingly breathtaking…totally, absalutely enchanting.

  21. meat-n-potatoes

    April 9, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Also reminds me of a young Joni Mitchell.

  22. Belinda

    April 9, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    What beautiful lips! She reminds me of a French actress whose name escapes me right now. I think she was in a Bond movie…..or was it one of Mr Cruise’s Mission Impossibles? Grrrr….I’m going to be thinking of this all day now!

    Anyway – I think she is a gentle soul.


    April 10, 2007 at 3:33 am


  24. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 4:38 am

    Eerie… Great outlandish beauty.

  25. Blaise

    April 10, 2007 at 5:06 am

    i love this image! my dream is to capture images of people in this manner.. so riveting..

  26. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 6:18 am

    I personally think she looks like she needs some vitamins, and a few good nights sleep.
    That said, she sure is striking, if rather unhealthy-looking.

  27. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 8:22 am

    If Edward Munch was more optimistic, he’d have painted her.

  28. ojhofer

    April 10, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Her smile impales, her gaze transfixes. The emptiness of inherent existence, this hauntingly beautiful portrait makes one ponder.

  29. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 9:23 am

    she reminds me of julie delpy!

  30. kat

    April 10, 2007 at 11:13 am

    That was the first word that came to mind.

  31. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    i was thinking joni mitchell too.

  32. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    belinda, you are thinking of Emmanuelle Beart.

  33. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    now we’re talking

  34. Belinda

    April 10, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Yes – Julie Delpy and Emmanuelle Beart combined! Thanks Anonymouses!

  35. Anonymous

    April 10, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    she has these powerful features… this kind of beauty you don’t find it anymore. A calm but powerful look.

    Lei è bellisima.

  36. maria

    April 11, 2007 at 4:14 am

    How is this possible? She’s got circles under her eyes so dark, as if she hasn’t slept for years and her skin is less than perfect…and yet she looks stunning. amazing photo sart!

  37. [email protected]

    April 11, 2007 at 5:19 am

    fantastico,desde Madrid,(spain)

  38. Marcus

    April 11, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Oh! Reminds me of ‘Death’ from The Seventh Seal. Like it a lot!

  39. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Actually, a more sophisticated google search (i.e., with a dash in between ‘haunting’ and ‘beauty, and likewise in between ‘haunted’ and ‘beauty’) will show you that ‘haunting beauty’ is the correct phrase (over 100 000 hits). ‘Haunted beauty’ came in a distant second with 1400. Nevertheless, mistakes do proliferate on the internet and one should be careful when using it as a guide for writing!

  40. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    for last anonymous: when two words are frequently used together, i.e. “haunting beauty”, this does not make a grammatical rule, it makes a cliche. saying “haunted beauty” is every bit as valid, and has an additional defamiliarizing effect, which is what this very interesting girl has on the viewer.

  41. Alexa

    April 13, 2007 at 7:03 am

    very lovely. the caption is probably a take on “haunting beauty”, as she looks as though she is a haunted soul, thus a “haunted beauty”.

  42. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 8:14 am

    On ‘haunted’ vs ‘haunting’: I think these mean different things. Something with ‘haunting beauty’ haunts you; something with ‘haunted beauty’ is haunted by something else, and this haunted quality is intertwined with its beauty.

    So I’d agree with Sart’s choice here. I don’t feel haunted by her, but she does look haunted!

  43. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    She doesn’t give me a good feeling at all. In spite of that, she is still a very beautiful woman.

  44. Missy

    April 13, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    You really nailed this portrait–it’s a photo to be proud of! I keep coming back to look at it. I love how it’s just this side of “not light enough”, as if it’s in an alleyway rather than in mere shade.

  45. Shaz

    April 18, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    She really is gorgeous…and the picture is just so beautifully taken. She looks like a model and i love the black hoodie shes wearing too!

  46. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    She kinda looks like she’s a Tim Burton drawing. WOW!

  47. Anonymous

    April 23, 2007 at 1:33 am

    She reminds me of one of the starving children in a Dickens novel. She would be a beauty if she got some sleep – those bags under her eyes make her look unhealthy.

  48. elise

    May 14, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Mais qu´est ce qu´elle fait sur votre site?!!
    What the hell is she doing here?!
    I know here from Strasbourg (fra)…wouah!

  49. Martine

    September 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    That is the most amazing and beautiful image. Most pretty faces are so boring, but this one will stay in your mind long after the typical looking women are forgotten. i envy her that amazing face.

  50. Demetric wheeler

    February 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    love love love this image

  51. Meg

    February 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Unexpected and real, lovely.

  52. Veer

    May 10, 2017 at 2:45 am

    What a beautiful face.

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