Friday, March 5, 2010


girl crushes...

today i had a delightful start to my morning with the lovely hannah metz. we exchanged musings on illustration and drawings, old cameras, the vancouver olympics, keats and shakespeare, healthcare, and even our mutual appreciation for lil' wayne. but my favorite topic broached, and one of my favorite topics of all time... girl crushes.

olivia hussey

olivia hussey. the original juliet. that hair! those eyes! that skin! those...ta tas! she is everything i've ever wanted to look like as a woman. alas...

claire danes

claire danes. my new school juliet and forever angela chase to me. no one can cry like claire danes. when her chin starts to wobble and her lips shake, i just sob. so beautiful and so dang smart too.

liv tyler

liv tyler. corey mason. lucy harmon. faye dolan. pamela abbott. every girl i know wanted to be liv tyler when they grew up. my husband and i are watching that thing you do as we speak.

"I have wasted thousands and thousands of kisses on you - kisses that I thought were special because of your lips and your smile and all your color and life. I used to think that was the real you, when you smiled. But now I know you don't mean any of it. You just save it for all your songs. Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed so tight."

who doesn't tear up when liv delivers these lines in that thing you do?

so, who are your girl crushes? which gals did you want to be when you grew up? tell me tell me tell me!

22 comments:

dahnya said...

Well, you took one: Liv Tyler. The scene in Armageddon when she's sitting alone in the media room waiting to hear if her father, fiance & family are safe...wrenching. Especially considering it's a Bruckheimer production. But, when you're 14 and Ben Affleck is about to die alone on an asteroid, drama has no bounds!

My other girl crushes (in no particular order):
.Mandy Moore- she has such gorgeous skin! And very few girls can pull off the pixie cut the way this girl can.
.Salma Hayek- politically savvy, gorgeous, ambitious, and those curves!
.Jessica Biel- once again, knock out body and I love her sense of adventure! How many people are willing to go out on a limb and go to Kilimanjaro?

Can't think of any more at the moment...but there's a few!

Sara said...

Zooey Deschanel! And I love Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. I have a thing about brunettes with blue eyes (like Liv Tyler!)

lis said...

Julie Christie...circa "Doctor Zhivago" - that gorgeous sixties "natural" look; and Florence Welch (from Florence and the Machine) - those mile long legs, beautiful skin and hair, and that voice, that voice.

By the way, I saw Salma Hayek one day, when she was pregnant...hugely pregnant, no makeup and absolutely luminous. Whatta dame!

chesca said...

i agree with sara, zooey deschanel is gorgeous!

i also have a crush on Mette Lindberg, a singer with the asteroid galaxy tour, she's like a little pixie.

and abbey lee - need i say anymore ♥


*sigh*

jamie said...

young catherine deneuve! so smart, chic, talented, daring, effortless cool, and utterly gorgeous. and, i can never get enough of "the umbrellas of cherbourg".

Missa said...

Oh, I loved Liv Tyler so much as Lucy Harmon. Stealing Beauty is to this day my favorite coming of age movie of all time.

Let's see, so many of my girl crushes began in the 90's. I've been enchanted by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Uma Thurman, Julie Delpy, and Daryl Hannah (I think she dates all the way back to the 80's though)... geez, I guess I have a thing for blonds!

By the way, is it too late to email you a picture for drawing practice? I adore your style! It's completely charming without being too cutesy :)

kerri said...

lisa hannigan (the beautiful irish singer) oh and tenesse thomas. xx

Anonymous said...

jenny lewis forever and ever, amen.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

ooh these are gooooood! i have to add sarah sophie flicker and karen elson-duh!

ElodieVeryPetit said...

claire danes was so the best !

Cole said...

Winona Ryder! It stems from obsessions with so many of her movies.

Rachel McAdams. Just... Gosh that girl is pretty and seems so so nice and charming.

Sandra Bullock. She makes some damn terrible movies sometimes but I would still love to grab a beer with her.

And I have a ton more but I am watching half of them on the Oscars right now and I am way distracted......

jessie said...

liv tyler, zooey, keri russell - i loved felicity! and kate winslet. i kind of still want to grow up and be as lovely as liv tyler. empire records is one of my fave movies.

Amber said...

Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks and Marion Cotillard are my big girl crushes.

Olivia Hussey's daughter is on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and is a DEAD RINGER for her mom.

Kylie said...

You've pretty much outlined some of my favourite laydeys! Someone told me I looked like Liv once and I was happy for like a week!

My top 3 absolute GC's (in no order): Ellen Page, Claire Danes, and Lady Gaga.

<3<3<3

Becky said...

Liv Tyler of course, Zooey Deschanel absolutely, and yes Eva Green is pretty awesome too. You ladies have such great taste! I'll add a Natalie Portman too!

Jay said...

I just started reading Hannah's blog, and gosh, she's a delight. And the two of you together--too much sweetness for one room!

Lexie said...

oh my gosh!!! that line from that thing you do i think to myself all the time whenever i find myself settling for something or someone who isnt worth my time. i tear up just thinking about it!

my number one girl crush is michelle williams. she's just a beautiful and fascinating person to me.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

ooooooohhhhhhh michelle williams- how could i forget! every time she is being interviewed, i make my husband hush up so i can just ooh and ahh over her! she seems like such a doll!

Poison Oak said...

That is my FAVORITE line from That Thing You Do.. and the way her lips pout when she says it.. I suppose I do have quite a large crush on Liv.

jan said...

Ashley Judd. I can't help it. She just really seems to know what she's all about and she always looks so fresh and clean. Plus, she's rather ballsy. And beautiful.

Also, Christina Ricci, Kate Winslet, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, Keri Russell and Minnie Driver.

Marcheline said...

Weirdly, I looked like Olivia Hussey in gradeschool (or at least my classmates thought so when they showed Romeo & Juliet in class)... but I digress.

My all-time girl crush: Angelina Jolie.

Let me refine that: The Original Angelina Jolie. As in, NOT the baby-collecting, pursed-lipped, prim and proper Angelina of today.

I crush on Angelina 1.0 - the crazy, wild, funny, angry, beautiful, obnoxious, outspoken, self-centered chanteuse.

- M

P.S. Also Sophie Marceau, Mary Louise Parker, Julia Roberts, Bettie Page, and Rita Hayworth.

pashmina said...

Ines Sastre! So, so beautiful.

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