Wednesday, March 16, 2011

but for now we are young, let us lay in the sun, and count every beautiful thing we can see

In a way, I (almost) can't wait to get back to New York because I'm getting too accustomed to waking up every morning to lovely weather. I find myself planning picnics, sunbathing, road trips, and so many other activities that require several feet of snow to not be on the ground. Until I have to go back to the upstate chill, I will do as the dollies do and lay in open fields of grass. 
Now all I need to do is find a meadow...

Flower power poster child Marianne Faithfull lounges in a field 

Audrey Hepburn shields her eyes from the sun

I love this scene of Sofia Coppola's film where Marie Antoinette and her gang venture outdoors to watch the sun rise 

The queen of glam, Marilyn Monroe, proves she could also be (quite literally) down-to-earth

Sophia Loren smiles in a field of dandelions

Amanda Seyfried, in Teen Vogue, is surrounded by wildflowers so bright they almost match the color of her light blonde hair

The cast from Across the Universe in one of my favorite scenes, where the group sings "Because" in an open meadow of tall grass

 Jack Nicholson's future gal-pal Anjelica Huston poses in a manicured outdoor setting

Marianne and Mick, the poster couple for the decadent bohemian glitterati of the sixties, lay on fields of grass and pelts of fur 

Audrey Hepburn picks flowers petals in Holland - perhaps playing a game of 'He loves me, he loves me not'?

I think Marc Jacobs is a genius and creates the most beautiful things, and his campaign for his scent 'Daisy' is no exception

The lovely Linda (McCartney, that is)

Marianne Faithfull, by Jean-Marie Perier

Another look at Kirsten Dunst's take on Marie Antoinette

Of this photo, Pattie Boyd said: "Me with my dirty feet in the country. George and I went to the countryside and threw down some rugs and had a lovely picnic" 

Chanteuse Françoise Hardy

The beautiful Sharon Tate

Well, I just can't get enough of Marianne

One of my personal fashion heroes, Sienna Miller

Members of the Bloomsbury group: Lady Ottoline Morrell, Maria Nys, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa Bell

Jane Birkin still manages to look perfect, even when she's laying in a field of dirt and grass

Rolling Stone spawn, Georgia May Jagger

Another from Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

Speaking of the Stones, a glimpse at Keith Richards soaking up the sun

Former Disney darlings, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in Elle Magazine

The fabulous Miss France Gall

I wish that the unnatural lighting was the strangest part of this very cool pic, but Veruschka's choice to lounge in the woods with little more than that red stretch of fabric beats the post-apocalyptic hue

Judy Garland's Dorothy takes a nap in the meadows of Oz


JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a beautiful post!
I just looked at all the pictures while listening to Nick Drake and it was an experience.
Also I mightve just forgotten, but I totally didn't recall that Patti photo just being a candid of her and George having a picnic?!! I've always loved that picture of her and now even more. She was just flawless

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Jess! I love love LOVE Nick Drake. beyond words. He is one of those musicians whose music really can affect me. Something about the gentleness of his voice and the poignancy of his lyrics makes his music so beautiful.
And isn't that pic of Pattie sensational? I certainly do NOT look like that EVER in a candid picture, especially after I've been out in the dirt and grass all day!

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

AMAZING, inspiring collection of photos, as usual ;)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Raquel, that means a lot :)