The vivid blue of the eyes, the Céline green coat that only intensifies their striking colour, her restrained poise and elegance as if hailing from a different time, I think you can understand why my plans for a different subject for today went out the window when I saw this visual story for T Magazine. Saoirse Ronan already has an Oscar nomination (for Atonement, she was only 13) and she stars in Wes Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I am anxious to see. Her co-star in the latter movie, Ralph Fiennes, says she’s completely natural. Natural is the word that comes to my mind when I look at these photos, too. It’s that ethereal and innocent naturalness that we find in Paolo Roversi’s portraits, but I think it has as much to do with Saoirse’s innate quality as it does with the photographer’s talent.
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photos: Paolo Roversi for T Magazine, The Luxury Issue | styled By Jonathan Kaye