Women. What can you say? Who made ‘em? God must have been a fuckin’ genius, said Al Pacino on the plane scene in Scent Of A Woman. And the rest is history a.k.a. for you to watch. Rewatch. And our tipping point in getting to know a woman alike very few on the planet. In fact! Do they make them anymore? A divine force makes them for sure, they are amongst us and they, most probably, are our moms, girlfriends, the women we secretly admire.
Beautiful women who not only are beautiful, but own this je ne sais quoi that one can not put one’s finger on. Which only makes them even more je ne sais and turns the quoi into everything one imagines a fabulous woman is – not just looks – like. They don’t call it je ne sais quoi for nothing, anyway. It’s everything.
You can’t touch it, but you, most certainly, can feel it. Sense it. Scent it, hello!
There are women – like my mom, for instance – who have this thing I’m surrounded by whenever in their presence. It’s like the stars filter on Snapchat. I just put my face into the filter and – boom! – stars come out of my head. I can’t touch the stars on my phone, but I can see them above my head when I open the app.
Model and actress, a record of 41 Vogue covers, starred in films like American Gigolo, alongside Richard Gere, and Little Fauss and Big Halsy, alongside Robert Redford, is still a model at IMG Models and is that kind of a woman, kind, ladies and gentlemen, the icon… Lauren Hutton!
Prior to a motorcycle journey to celebrate The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit in 2000, alongside Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne and Jeremy Irons, Hutton informed the Las Vegas Review-Journal: I love the feeling of being a naked egg atop that throbbing steel. You feel vulnerable — but so alive.
Born in November 17, 1943. Now you know. In South Carolina. Went to University of South Florida, moved with a boyfriend DJ to New York, worked as a waitress at the Playboy Club, got her bachelor of arts degree and became one of the most successful models in the USA, using her job both to make money (in 1973, she landed the landmark contract with Revlon and earned her status as the first $1 million-a-year girl) and see the world.
Whenever I came back from Africa or the Antarctic, head swelling with the beauty of it all, I found I was loving life again. You look different because of everything that has gone on inside of you…, said Hutton on her thus far travelling and exploration in life.
***I feel you, Lauren.***
The All Movie Guide stated that the gap in her teeth gave her on-camera persona a down-home sensibility that other, more ethereal models lacked. Now, I don’t know if you have to, necessarily, have the gap, but you, most definitely, shouldn’t be afraid of your sensibility. Embrace it, instead. Just be kind and it will, eventually, turn into your power.
Lauren Hutton is not only powerful, but real, alive and honest.
The most beautiful thing about this kind of beauty, kind, is that you don’t feel the pressure of it. These kind of people either don’t know or forget about the magic they create around them and smile. Their eyes smile. Magic is the real deal. Magic is what makes you feel beautiful.
You with me?
The more I observe her style and read her interviews, the more I feel the beauty that doesn’t scream “beautiful” and hear the stars twinkling around my head.
Are we falling in love or what?
P.S.: this is a super inspiring interview of Lauren Hutton, by Jenna Lyons.