Living in Japan makes me reflect a lot about beauty. What is praised, desirable and attractive.
It also makes me question the young forever icon gurl that sells so well, specially among adult men, in North East Asia. Simply because I'm from Spain, I suppose. Where beauty is a grown up woman, with the strength of a dragon - as our Bond Gurl Severeine, put it herself - who kills without even having to touch you.
So we watched Skyfall. I saw her. On that backless lace dress. Smokey eyes. Wine lips. Piercing gaze. She crystallizes what (I feel) is understood as true beauty, for most of the Spanish I know.
Having said so, I don't think it's her steel cut jaw, her curves or her dark eyes. The magnetism is on the self-confidence that reads on every gesture, move & smile. Something that surgery cannot copy, something that time will neither tear down.
How do your beauty icons look like? Is it Sophia Loren, Audrey or more of a blonde bomb style?