Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood in Love With the Proper Stranger, 1963

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
Jim Morrison

friends

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
Jim Morrison

(I know I rarely get ‘personal’ here, but I haven’t seen some of my most beloved in almost two years, and I want you to know I think about you every day).

Happy

We are our harshest critics. Often we see our imperfections as limiting when others don’t even notice them. If you can give up ‘trying to look good’ or ‘trying to avoid looking bad’ and just be authentically who you really are, a new level of freedom and self expression will emerge. You get to be ‘real’ not only with others, but most importantly with yourself.”
Miranda Kerr

Carine Roitfeld French Vogue
The rumours are true: Carine Roitfeld is resigning from French Vogue. After 10 years at the helm of the rock and roll-esque fashion magazine, Roitfeld has announced she is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief by saying “- it’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different.”

Roitfeld confirmed that she had informed Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, of her decision to pursue new projects. “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well. I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job. When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else. I have no plan at all.”

The Parisian’s replacement will announced in the coming weeks. Ten bucks on Emmanuelle Alt.