Scarlett Johansson’s Vogue Paris April 2009

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I tried so hard to go around this cover! I really did! You know I dislike Scarlett Johansson. Her overpraised beauty and sexyness make me think there’s too much ink, to many bites of information already pouring down about her, that I should go radio silent and let others write Scarlett love letters!

Well, wanting to write about Anna Selezneva’s boy/girl pictorial has brought me the inevitable: talking about Scarlett’s cover. (the story continues after the jump! Don’t miss the gallery with all the pictures with Scarlett from Vogue Paris April 2009!)

Scarlett Johansson Vogue Paris April 09 cover

Scarlett Johansson Vogue Paris anti Marilyn

Her new haircut has people talking, psychologists and stylists analyzing whether brunettes/redheads will now take the lead on seduction power. If blondes will no longer be the overexposed Hollywood-ish expression of sensuality. I don’t mind the rush, I simply think it’s just a hairdo and Scarlett is just another one of Hollywood’s starlets!

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And what she’s doing on a Vogue Paris cover, is beyond my immediate understanding! (though I love seeing a normal-sized woman on the cover of any Vogue!) Was there an anti-Marilyn campaign in France (/worldwide) I was unaware of? Or an anti-Scarlett-like Marilyn campaign? (on a side note, is there something specific in the French press making all-Vogue-articles so sugar sweet I feel sticky just by reading the scans?) (photos via tfs)

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#1 Ellington on 03.31.09 at 3:23 pm

Kpriss, I never realised your dislike of Scarlett Johansson before.
She does not bother me. She does not strike me as completely insipid as some of the other starlets out there.
I like her dark hair, I think it makes her look a tad different since everyone wants to be blonde now.
I think that being a burnette now denotes a modicum of intelligence, and one gets taken more seriously?
As for being on the cover of this Vogue, why not they put everyone else on there? And its nice to see a normal size woman on the cover.

#2 deka on 03.31.09 at 5:21 pm

definitely overrated – acting and beauty

#3 Adriana on 04.01.09 at 2:57 am

I second deka….

#4 kpriss on 04.03.09 at 5:29 pm

Oh, indeed Ellington, you’re right: I didn’t express my feelings about Scarlett so violently before. It was impulsive and I rushed into that feeling too soon, I’m afraid. I kinda liked her in …Cristina, Barcelona. What I don’t appreciate is the exaggeration: they made Scarlett the new Marilyn without asking if a new Marilyn was needed.

And Scarlett, blonde or brunette, redhead or whatever color will always have the seductress part to play in the world’s eyes. The doll face.

I never died my hair. But I did asked myself what would it be to have blonde hair. Would that make people more sensitive to one’s looks and noticeable indifferent to one’s brains? Why? (and that goes the other way around – if your hair is dark, does that make your brain work faster in other people’s eyes?)

#5 cc on 01.04.10 at 1:20 am

I’ve been blonde and brunette and I definitely get more attention when I’m blonde.
It’s eye-catching, I suppose.
As for Scarlett I do not think her beauty is over-rated at all – she has the face of an angel. She just needs admit to herself that she can’t act. I reckon she should focus purely on modelling: being a beautiful postergirl for women with curves

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