Nigella is beautiful, but there’s more than that. By watching her cooking shows (even by listening to her radio interviews) it’s clear that she loves life and she’s not afraid to enjoy herself. I love the way she talks — this goes beyond her delicious accent and her deep voice (it always reminds me of cake batter), but it also includes the words she selects. Nigella just has the perfect voice, I think I could be happy spending an afternoon listening to her talking, she could read from a coffee pot’s instruction manual for all I care. (And did I mention that she’s beautiful?) Spending time with her for a photo shoot, or anything, would be fantastic.
I’ve called Jensen Ackles my “TV Boyfriend” since Supernatural went on the air in 2004. But his inclusion on this list goes beyond the fact that I think he’s cute, I like his style. I like the way clothes fit his body. I like the way he looks equally good in an Italian suit or in jeans and work boots. And I like his versatility — sometimes he is dashing, like a movie star from the 1950s; sometimes he is rugged, like the guy that could replace your water heater; sometimes he is boyish, like when he dons a goofy smile and you can see his freckles. I like that.
All you have to do to wonder why I want to photograph Tilda Swinton is to look at these photos. I just referred to Jensen as versatile, but he has nothing on Tilda. She can transform herself into anything, it seems. She can be a gorgeous supermodel, she can be manishly androgynous, she can be intimidating, she can be vulnerable, she can be welcoming. She can be so many things that I imagine it would be a challenge to stick to a theme in a photo shoot with her. I’d love to find out.
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