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  • « Many years have passed since I came back to Milan. I have raised four children and made a name for myself as a political activist and writer. This year, I will celebrate my 82th birthday. When I look in the mirror, I feel a strange affection for the old lady staring back at me — which I never did for the girl looking out from the cover of Vogue. The wrinkled face with its mane of grey hair looks like somebody real, authentic, who has a true sense of who she is and has really lived - rather than somebody who spends time worrying over whether or not her eyelashes are curled... » We are wild about Benedetta Barzini!
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https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/benedetta-barzini-on-ageing?amp
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#aginggracefully #beauty #grace #mature #wildwomen #wisdom #inspiration #benedettabarzini #authentic #real #lived
  • « Let's get this out of the way: I am no longer beautiful - and it has been one of the great blessings of my life. I was just 20 years old when I was discovered on the streets of Rome by Consuelo Crespi, the editor of Italian Vogue. It was 1963 and I was painfully thin, with dark eyes and a mole stamped on my right cheek. Somebody sent photographs of me to Diana Vreeland in New York, and a few days later, I received a telegram: would I come to Manhattan to model for a shoot in American Vogue? At that point, I was so young and insecure that I would have cleaned the Conde Nast offices on Madison Avenue if somebody had told me to. I hopped on the next flight. I went to New York for 10 days — and stayed for five years. I signed with Ford Models and was catapulted into a strange and glamorous world, where I held stiff poses under theatrical lights, draped in silk kimonos and fur coats. There's no denying that it was an extraordinary time to be in Manhattan. I was photographed by Irving Penn and Richard Avedon and became a wallflower at Andy Warhol's Factory. I was one of the "ravishing little things" at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball. I was invited to dinner with the Kennedys simply for being beautiful, where I sat between Mike Nichols, Bob Kennedy and never said a word. » ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We are wild about Benedetta Barzini!
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https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/benedetta-barzini-on-ageing?amp
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#aginggracefully #beauty #grace #mature #wildwomen #wisdom #inspiration #benedettabarzini
  • Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you. Dr Seuss. #yourquality #inspiration #drseuss
  • “To wash our laundry is a metaphor through which we learn to witness, examine, take on our true qualities. We learn how to sort, mend, and renew our instinctive psyche through a purification, the washing of the fibers of being.” #renew #mend #purification
  • “Culture is not just a legacy inherited, it is also a vision that is accepted.” Mouloud Mammeri (writer, anthropologist and linguist). The Berbères women are the living memory of the Amazigh people, of their traditions and culture. #culture #heritage #morocco #tradition #zagora #berbere #berbère #berberes #maroc
  • The wild woman is intuition, she is far-seer, she is the deep listener, she is the loyal heart. She encourages us to remain multilingual; fluent in the languages of dream, passion and poetry. Clarissa Pinkola Estes #inspiration #clarissapinkolaestes #wildwoman #passion #intuition @etro
  • All good things are wild and free.
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  • Decided last night to go back to Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. The book is not only remarkable for its story but also for its narrative form. It has five captive narrators that piece together their story deep into the heart of the Congo on a mission to save the unenlightened souls of Africa. It would have been a great movie! #movie #story #storyteller #africa #sisters #travel #traveller #traveldiary #barbarakingsolver