20111102

about the rabbit heart

I believe in strong girls and fragility.
lately, what caused most sparkle in me were the voices and actions of smart and strong girls of the now.
I read amazing interviews and simone de beauvoir and meet girls that I could fill pages with in my notebooks because they materialize stardust dreams burning with energy and faith.
the irritating thing about feminism or the reception of it seems to be a picture that is stuck in people's heads.
still, strongness seems to be related with masculinity which I think is a fatal error.
with one of the feminist maximes being 'the personal is political', it is all about the singular choice, not following another mainstream image because it grants more acceptance.
I've seen lionesses in lace dresses and warriors with cotton candy nails and bows in their hair.
or those who are teacup-sized and blonde, if you want the personal.
I don't believe strength is about being loud or tall or agressive.
sometimes being strong means being fragile because it means not turning to stone but actually caring for something and throwing yourself into a universe of beautiful mess.
the truth is, some of us are very breakable and the only way is not being afraid of the occasional crackle that is a bone or the heart but knowing about it.
I'm not sure about a lot of things but I'd rather find out about the sure and the unsure myself than letting someone teach me their truth and following a path that is not mine, how enlightened it may be.
and all I might have is a rabbit heart and porcelain fists but they are my own and I will use them for whatever I believe in.

dress courtesy of romwe
photography by fanny latour-lambert

36 comments:

Jennifer said...

absolutely love this post. everything you have written is so true.

Natalie Suarez said...

I LOVE THIS! xx

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Laurel said...

love the pics and the sentiments. thank you.

Joana said...

"I've seen lionesses in lace dresses and warriors with cotton candy nails and bows in their hair."

I´ve seen it too lovely, I do belive that our heart is the hero, not our kicks.

you look stunning on thoese Pictures Isa la Belle!

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indie by heart said...

Lovely post. ♥


xx indie by heart

Joanna K. said...

Love the photos!!

Charlotte said...

t'es magnifique... (:

Svenja said...

your text ist really great, i think you're absolutely right :)

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RubySongbird said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful words. Poetic, as always.

Andrea said...

beautiful!

Laura said...

Nice photos!


Xoxo
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Juliane @ C'est moi à Paris said...

Ich bin ganz deiner Meinung! Danke für den schönen Post! Ich lese deinen Blog besonders gern, weil du so schön mit Worten malen kannst.

Bia said...

I love that dress, you look so pure!

emma (le rêve) said...

you speak the truth. woman like simone de beauvoir were incredible, and you don't need to look crazy radical to be a feminist and to be inspirational xxx

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No Model Lady said...

Practically perfect in every way.

nancy said...

beautiful words, and so, so important.

BespokeRose said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, it's all very true, and a lot of men I speak to still get defensive when I talk about women power. Like they think I want them voted off the Island, it's simply not true. Inner strength is beautiful.

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Hilary said...

Beautifully said, and beautiful photos. I love your blog.

Sarah said...

Wise words indeed. You are correct in that some people (mainly 'men' people) still see feminism as 'feminists' as something intimidating and as an attack on masculinity but it isn't that at all.

Your words also reminded me of 'The Vulnerability Manifesto' by Belles of the Black Diamond Field; inspiring words by some more inspiring women. I think you might be interested to read it if you get a chance.

x

Tamberine said...

Well said.

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

really beautiful pictures of you, those colours suit you very well. love the dreamy atmosphere. your writing is very inspirational.

Our Youth said...

You are absolutely right! Great post xx

Leticia said...

beautiful dreamy mood, darling! lovely words. I love that dress, it´s so Picnic at Hanging Rock. Don´t forget to watch the movie, girl ;) I´m sure you´ll love it! peace

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Coco Draws said...

I love your blog! Great post. :)

CHARLOTTE said...

great!

~KawaiiParadise~ said...

~Love your beautiful dress. Such pretty lace.
~XOXO Charlotte

A Timely Mystique said...

I could not agree more. That's the issue I've always had with feminism, the way feminists try to be more like men to prove they are strong... whether it be by dressing like them or sleeping around, etc.

True feminism is in having strong beliefs, and doing what your soul requires.

clochet said...

Totally love this post and the pics are beautiful!
xo, Clochet.

www.clochet.com

Anonymous said...

wunderhübsche bilder! mhm, kann es sein, dass du die links bei universe nicht richtig verlinkt hast?

HauteMangoGirl said...

beautiful!

xx

Isabelle said...

@anonymous: das kann wohl sein, ich würde das richten- danke für deine aufmerksamkeit.

Boho-Chica said...

Beautiful post!

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amy said...

"but they are my own"

those lines are like the sound of rain- when you need it most, after days of sweat, and dry crops.

I love this. Love.

hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *
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Cassandra said...

Lionesses in lace dresses...that's a beautiful image of the strong female. Love this post and your blog!

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