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CATHERINE - PARIS, FRANCE

What is Beauty?

An Emotion

What's the most beautiful thing in the world to you?

Those little moments when I feel one with the world. Then everything is beautiful, the landscape, the people, absolutely everything!

What makes a woman beautiful?

To be open to others and as a result to feel appreciated.

What makes a woman unbeautiful

Anguish and pain

Do you feel beautiful? 

Sometimes, when I look in people's eyes and I see confidence. 

 


HELEN - PARIS, FRANCE

What is Beauty?

Beauty depends on the soul and exposure to life. I was lucky cause I was born in a poor family, my father spent 10 years as a prisoner in Germany and the women in my family grew strong. My mother was a miracle! That's beauty.

What's the most beautiful thing in the world to you?

Meeting my companion, my husband. I had two vocations in life, being an actress and being a good partner...we met in theater.

What makes a woman beautiful?

Oh, the soul of course! The life lived, conciousness, the things and people  you care about, what you think of things, being gentle and pleasent with everyone and opening your eyes.

What makes a woman unbeautiful?

Giving importance to things that have no values and feeling above others.


Do you feel beautiful?

I think I'm too expressive , i show too much!

 


AUDREY, PARIS

What is Beauty? 

For me Beauty is both physical and mental. Physical beauty, under a society and scientific aspect, lays in the symmetry of facial traits, but for me a person's beauty is all about the little peculiarities and "imperfections" , those that make a face different, unique and incredibly beautiful to my eyes.

What is the most beautiful thing in the world for you?

In an absolutel not objective way I have to say that the most beautiful thing on this world for me right now is my girlfriend

What makes a woman beautiful?

I think what makes a woman 'beautiful' is, like I said before, her differences and peculiarities. I could fall in love with a woman's gaze or her soul more than her outer beauty.

What makes a woman unbeautiful? 

I don't think there are women less beautiful than others or that there's something that makes them unbeautiful; I think that beauty should be subjective and that every woman is beautiful for someone somewhere around the world. It's all about personal taste.

Do you feel beautiful?

I don't feel either sublime nor ugly. I accept myself for how I am and how I look and I am very comfortable with my body. I know my girlfriend finds me fantastic and the feeling is mutual, i think that's all it matters!

 


ELENA - PARIS,FRANCE

What is Beauty?
Love, joy, passion, generosity, originality, confidence, hopefulness… and the list could go on and on. Beauty to me transcends looks and aesthetics. I love this quote by Audrey Hepburn: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
What's the most beautiful thing in the world to you?
Kindness, generosity and selflessness. To me, the most beautiful people in the world are those who help others out of compassion and solidarity, without desiring anything in return. 
What makes a woman beautiful?
Joy, positivity and strength. 
What makes a woman unbeautiful?
Women are constantly bombarded by messages that tell us we are not enough just as we are. That we need to buy a plethora of products - or even resort to surgery - to make ourselves more beautiful. We are often our own toughest critics. In addition to this, especially when it comes to celebrity culture, it’s very common to tear women down publicly, pointing out perceived flaws (“look at the cellulite on X celebrity” or “Y looks so ugly without makeup”). This practice has to stop. Men’s bodies are not the subject of such close scrutiny; they live their lives without carrying this big weight on their shoulders. Because of this, I would never ever dare tell a woman that she is not beautiful. Throughout her life, she has already faced so much scrutiny and criticism. But if we were to go below the surface and judge inner beauty, I think that envy, jealousy and bitterness are incredibly unattractive qualities.
Do you feel beautiful?
I do, now. Of course, like any woman, I’ve experienced feelings of insecurity, shame and inadequacy about my body. But ever since I started working on my documentary The Illusionists, I realized that one of the main sources of this insecurity was the constant propaganda by media, advertising and the fashion industry. The beauty we see displayed on billboards, in magazines, on TV and on screens all around us is a narrow, manufactured beauty that excludes 99% of the population. Witnessing how there is an epidemic of body dissatisfaction around the world has completely changed the way I see myself. I am incredibly grateful for my body – especially for all the things it allows me to do.

 


KARINA- VALENSOLE, FRANCE

What is Beauty?

Beauty for me is more than a pretty face i would say kindness, kindness is beautiful, you can change someones day by just being kind

What's the most beautiful thing in the world to you?
My mom smiles

What makes a woman beautiful?
Being confortable with herself

What makes a woman unbeautiful?
bad manners

Do you feel beautiful?

I got to say that when you took the pictures of me you made me feel beautiful, and really special, when I saw myself being part of something that special for you and this awesome project I felt like a star, feeling beautiful every day yes, I do at this point in my llfe i got to say that I feel beautiful. 

 


GIULIA - PARIS, FRANCE 

What is Beauty?

Exterior honesty-trasparency, beauty is truth,  inner freedom 

What's the most beautiful thing in the world to you? 

A smile 

What makes a woman beautiful? 

Authenticity 

What makes a woman unbeautiful ? 

Inconsistency between outer and inner/ artificial conceit 

Do you feel beautiful? 

Yes, for my reasons, as every woman should/could feel

 


MARINE - PARIS, FRANCE 

What is Beauty? 

For me, beauty is very subjective. It depends on our personality. I think everything, everybody can be beautiful, at least, for one person in the world. 

What is the most beautiful thing in the world to you? 

The arts and especially music is the most beautiful thing in the world for me, I could'nt live without music. Art creates feelings and feelings is a beautiful thing : joy, sadness, laugh, every feelings.

What makes a woman beautiful?

 I think a woman is beautiful, if she feels beautiful. I think it depends on self-confidence.

What makes a woman unbeautiful?

I think wickedness and hatred makes a woman unbeautiful 

Do you feel beautiful?

I don't feel beautiful every day. I think my feelings about my appearance can change with my mood : if I'm fine, I will feel beautiful, but on the contrary, if I'm sad, or tired, I will feel ordinary and not really pretty.

 


SOUÂD - PARIS, FRANCE 

What is Beauty?

For me beauty is something you have inside of you , a way of thinking and of being. We all can be beautiful if we think we are ! But it’s certainly not the physical appearance…


What is the most beautiful thing in the world for you?

I think it’s the fact of resisting absurd rules, to live for one and not depending on others. But also to have our own ideas and our own way to envision the life.


What makes a woman beautiful?

Her independence , her joy of life , her ideas.


What makes a woman unbeautiful?

When someone know he / she is have a nice physic , I find that it spoils the physical appearance for the benefit of a self-satisfaction which is ugly.


Do you feel beautiful?

I truly believe in myself and i’m happy , so I feel beautiful !

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