Mirrored Reflections: The Mirror And Its Muse

Mirrored Reflections Of Style
Mirrored Reflections Of Style

The mirror. Oh, the image that looks back upon us as we gaze upon its reflective surface! Of course, the timeless and vain quote “Mirror, Mirror, here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?” (Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Grimm’s Fairy Tales) perhaps seems to echo in our minds when we consider the focus upon the reflection in the mirror. For certain, as an object that reflects light and images, mirrors are used not only in decoration and interior design, but first and foremost, to reflect oneself. Personal admiration, perhaps, or confirmation of grooming for appearances sake. Of interest, it is said that life is a “Reflection Of Intent”. Intent is described as having a purpose, goal, objective, object, desire, ambition. Interesting…

To appreciate the mirror and those that linger in its reflection, a tribute with images of beauty. The mirror and its muse. Unique images of individual beauty. Timeless reflections in the mirror…

Vintage Reflections In Fashion's Archives
Vintage Reflections In Fashion’s Archives
Vintage Reflections Of Elegance...
Vintage Reflections Of Elegance…
The Image In The Mirror...
The Image In The Mirror…
Mirrored Reflections Of Beauty (Kate Moss/American Vouge/Paris Ritz
Mirrored Reflections Of Beauty (Kate Moss/American Vouge/Paris Ritz
The Mirror And Its Muse
The Mirror And Its Muse
Reflected Visions Of Mirrored Display
Reflected Visions Of Mirrored Display
The Timeless Allure Of The Mirror:  Reflections
The Timeless Allure Of The Mirror: Reflections
Iconic Supermodel, Christy Turlington
Iconic Supermodel, Christy Turlington

And what does the mirror hold for us as the years march on? Perhaps the fulfilled goal of a life well lived that reflects back to us. A reflection that we have been bestowed with, either way. Alas, although we may not see the reflection of an image that earns a photo shoot on a glossy page of a fashion magazine, the image that reflects back at us is unique to each of us. Whether it is the reflection of you in the prime of your life or the evidence of years that adorns your face, it is the acceptance of the face before you that provides contentment in who you are. And of the fine lines that we earn with the passing of years? Lines of wisdom and grace. Age is beauty. Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder. That said, find the beauty within your reflection. Behold yourself as a gift. A unique gift. Distinctive beauty only you uniquely possess. Remember the quote that “Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, inside and out”. Life is beautiful. And of life? We only have once to live it. Intent. Live a beautiful life and the inner beauty within you becomes evident outwardly to all. Reflections that the world sees. Purely ours alone.

And of the reflection of yourself in the mirror? Beautiful you, indeed…

Kristin

Elle 1952, Model, Marie-Helene Arnaud
Elle 1952, Model, Marie-Helene Arnaud

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.” -W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand

“The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself”- George Balanchine

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