Angelina Jolie strives to feel free. Whether in the seat of her single-engine airplane or in her bohemian way of life, Angelina calls the shots. Even in her recent transition from single motherhood to married life, she has achieved a balance between liberation and the lifestyle that she and husband, Brad Pitt apply in parenting their growing family of six children.
It is with this same sense of effortlessness that Angelina composes herself that she applies in her personal style. Leaving behind the '90s leather pants trend, Angelina's changed taste in trousers has meant ditching the gothic garb of her mid-twenties for loose fitting denim in dark washes and deep v-neck tees (also in a black or neutral gray tones). Her uniform look is often paired off with flip-flops or bare feet and aviator sunglasses to shield her from the pesky paparazzi.
Angelina has taken on the role of a contemporary icon for female empowerment. Liberated and strong-willed, complicated yet unapologetic, worldly and passionate, she is the epitome of the modern day women- one that includes elements of Hollywood glamour, motherhood, sex appeal, and a dedication to humanitarian efforts. A newfangled feminism that Angelina has spearheaded into the basis for never-before-scene version of the multi-cultural, do-gooder nuclear family.
The tattoos scattered on Jolie's back represent her past and the journey to her present. | Photo: |
Second to Angelina's signature characteristic, her voluptuous lips, are thirteen (or more) tattoos decorating the surface of Angelina's slender body. Each mark represents a coded story, a mapping of Angelina's past and the journey she has taken to get here.
Speaking openly about her struggles with teenage depression and bouts of discontent growing up, at 35 years-old Angelina has come into her own. Actress, troubled teen, celebrity, mother, the subject of media scrutiny for her eccentric romances, a two time divorcee, home wrecker turned loyal wife and brains behind the philanthropic power couple- not many women could have spun these story lines in their favor quite like "Angie" did. A combination of natural beauty, poise, elegance, and brains are the core ingredients in her ability to turn potentially life threatening scandal into her current role as a caring mother of six, the beautiful wife of Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt, a humble humanitarian, and talented actress.
The daughter of actor Jon Voight, Angelina was forced into the media spotlight from an early age, casting a dark shadow that followed during her troubled teenage years and through the course of two failed marriages. Of the latest news, the press has reported on her recent transformation and the event that prompted it, the adoption of son Maddox which really put things in perspective for her, with both scrutiny and praise.
Achieving harmony between domesticity, glamour, and celebrity appeal, Angelina Jolie makes no excuses for who she is and has no regrets about the person she once was. At times, it seems as if Angelina is indestructible, a near superhuman. A modern day superwoman, if you will.