Jolie Laide is about beauty that does not conform to the standard norm. A Woman who is jolie laide is beautiful in an unconventional way; her allure and perfection comes from a presence of an inner life that informs her outer apperarance. Of course France itself bursts with jolie laide woman – there are classics like: Jeanne Moureau, Anouk Aimée, Coco Chanel, Béatrice Dalle and from younger generation the sisters Lou Doillon and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
In present times, most in the world- beauty and movie business – have a boring idea of what being beautiful and sexy is. Remembering old Hollywod icons like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford! Where are the Joans and Bettes, today? Eyerbody is looking for perfection: face, body, voice, hair, job, relationship etc but I wish we would all less stick to the beauty criteria of society and magazines.
Sofia Coppola, she has that certain allure of jolie laide with her melancholic air and extraordinary face.
Jolie Laide: Frida Kahlo