So I took the subway to downtown and wandered for about 3 hours taking photos and all I could notice was that there was something different about Boston. What was once a fairly anti-social city had a more friendlier look. People I made eye contact with smiled, I had the door held open for me many times, and I even made a new friend walking across the river while I attempted to take photos of the skyline [see my blurry attempt on my Instagram here].
It's amazing to see what tragedy does to a population, where unabashed confidence and friendliness overtakes any negativity in the room and brings about a more positive light.
THAT, MY DEAR FRIENDS, is why my choice for Frenzy Friday is an actress that brings that mood to any room that she's in, no matter what she does. Tilda Swinton.
The Scottish actress is cool in her own right, seeing she is best friends with Haider Ackermann, has modeled for her own collaboration with Pringle of Scotland, and puts together her own avant-garde art installation at the Museum of Modern Art:
She's the co-host of an annual movie festival on the island of Yao Noi that looks like the best time EVER:
But she also does things that are entirely from the heart and puts a smile on everyone's face. Recently she was at Ebertfest 2013, which is a movie festival held in honor of the recently passed movie critic Roger Ebert. She didn't give a eulogy, but along with Ebert's widow Chaz she led the entire theater in a dance-along.
Who cannot love that?
In a nutshell, Tilda represents all that is happy in the world and what I felt when I was walking around Boston. That 'I don't give a damn what people think of me' confidence with the outgoing friendliness that eases everyone's mind is incredibly infectious.
So when I saw the shoot that she did for W Magazine's May issue, I had to post it. Who else could pull this off with such ease?
Anyway, check out the gloriousness that is Tilda below, and if you feel the same way I do about this fine woman, LET ME KNOW!
I mean, I can't be the only Swinton-ite in the world.
SWINTONLY PLAYED, TILDA.
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