Friday, December 12, 2008

“I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live.”-BMP

bettie page passed away last night. she was 85 years old. it's no secret that bettie page is a kind of symbol in my life, which i won't go into really because i've already talked about it on this blog a few times before. 
this picture kind of sums up the sentiment that i think bettie page exemplifies, though. you see, she had a very complicated life, but she always managed to live it out simply. she did odd things in a normal way. i love that.
after she left modeling, bettie page was rarely ever photographed. she said she didn't want to wreck people's image of her. there is one known picture of her in her later years (below). it's at a playboy party, celebrating some of the classic re-released photos of her, on her 80th birthday. i don't know why she became so camera shy. she was really beautiful in her later years...and rockin' the plaid, too.
i hope you continue to find her as inspiring as i do.

love!
jkl

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