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Nina Stoïanov
For me, physical beauty must be enhanced by inner beauty. Then, in addition, face reflects radiance, brightness, peace and love.


In Search of Beauty

Nina Stoïanov from France

I don't know how to initiate my reflection about beauty. Beauty, according to my criteria? How to handle the subject and avoid banalities as almond-shaped eyes, fleshy lips. lean body, blooming breasts, wasp-waist, long legs

I screened several beauties such as Marilyn Monroe, Romy Schneider, Isabelle Adjani, Claudia Schiffer, those actresses, top models, queens or other celebrities. All beautiful women and yet different.

I thought of my mother who was a real beauty, with long, red hair and blue eyes...little by little, I let my thoughts dream back to the past..

I have traveled to many countries and everywhere I had been sensitive to the magnificence of women.

I remember some gorgeous Moroccans when I lived in Casablanca. They were numerous, superb and radiant.

In Africa, I admired the haughty beauty of Congolese, Togolese and Nigerian.

In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (ex-Saigon), I was impressed by the young, slender, exquisite Vietnamese.

In Ravenna and Firenze, I thought that Italian women were resplendent and the most beautiful women worldwide.

I could use other superlatives and praise women from Spain, Israel, Brazil, Egypt to the skies. Every day, in class, I contemplate my Asian classmates and I imagine that if I were a painter, I would try to reproduce their delicate, charming features.

However, for me, physical beauty must be enhanced by inner beauty. Then, in addition, face reflects radiance, brightness, peace and love. I like this inner beauty which I can find from the depth of eyes.


More on beauty:
Inner Beauty is the Real Beauty | Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
How Important are Good Looks? | My Sister Ligia | Communicating about Beauty

Stories about beauty: International Folktales about Beauty

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