Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don’t need to know about men. It’s the men who have to know about beautiful women.
– Katharine Hepburn
As a beautiful woman yourself Nikia, I can't resist asking if you agree with Katherine Hepburn? :)
More on Katharine Hepburn here:
P.S. It is always a pleasure to read your blog!
Monday, July 18th, 2016 on Dating nowadays. NIKIA's blog.
A better link to the painting:
Sunday, July 17th, 2016 on Fenest
What better way to start the weekend than with Zelda? Picture #6 would keep anyone warm on a cold winter's day.
As for Rylsky, this set must be his tribute to Kazimir Malevich. Taking the simple color palette of Malevich's "Suprematism. Two Dimensional Self-Portrait", Rylsky offers us a two dimensional portrait of the ever lovely Zelda instead. What a terrific way to make the abstract visible!
The promise of the future beckons in the classic photo below by the great Julius Shulman. Two women seemingly hover over the twinkling expanse of nighttime Los Angeles. The future is there for the taking.
To look into Irina J's glittering eyes as she too sits by the window is to see that same sense of endless possibility. The future never looked more enticing than it does in picture #3.
(Given her bio, perhaps Irina is now designing houses like this. In which case Rylsky, you know where to go for your next location shoot!).
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 on Ruha
There was a soft and pensive grace,
A cast of thought upon her face,
That suited well the forehead high,
The eyelash dark, and downcast eye.
- Walter Scott, Rokeby
What poetry in Astrud's face in picture #10!
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 on Beleza
At length I saw a lady within call,
Stiller than chisell'd marble, standing there;
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall,
And most divinely fair.
- Alfred Tennyson, Dream of Fair Women
The statuesque Loreen is a vision of loveliness in this set, never more so than in picture #38. Wow!
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 on Vlaisse
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.
— attributed to Marilyn Monroe
Kei certainly conquered my heart with this set. What a devilish smile she has in picture #18. Then comes nothing but melt your heart goodness with picture #44. Brava Kei!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 on Kossic
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
– attributed to Albert Einstein
I couldn't think of a better title for this set. It's safe to say that I would be an accident waiting to happen with Zelda in the car. She drives me crazy with desire!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 on Drivecrazy
Kira has the unique charm of looking wonderful in this dress, and even better out of it. Wow!
And Rylsky? Picasso had his Blue Period. This set is an example of Rylsky's Mondrian Period:
What fun Rylsky!
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 on Arccia
Nikia is dazzlingly beautiful in this set. Here she is outdoing Matisse:
And picture #46 is simply exquisite.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 on Jiemao
Большое спасибо Kira for your sunshine!
Friday, June 17th, 2016 on Kira Joy
I am always inspired by spending time here in Рыльский Мир!
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Firekai
I always knew Oretha Mars was a goddess. Now I have the proof:
With Titian worthy allure, Orthea Mars is truly a beauty for the ages.
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Kolatea
Rochelle is one of Rylsky's most enchanting muses. And no wonder - she is an inspiration worthy of a Renoir:
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Spaelen
With your sunny smile Kira I always feel that I'm sailing on a sunbeam on my way to you:
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 on Kira Joy
I burnt as in a fire in her presence ... but what did I care to know what the fire was in which I burned and melted--it was enough that it was sweet to burn and melt.
― Ivan Turgenev, First Love
What sweet fire this set is Nikia. You wasted no time - the first three pictures made me melt to the floor.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 on Firekai
Fearing no insult, asking for no crown,
Receive with indifference both flattery and slander,
And do not argue with a fool.
- Aleksandr Pushkin, Exegi Monumentum
Friday, June 10th, 2016 on Parla
Zelda is heart stoppingly lovely in this set. Wow!
And Rylsky offers his version of Edward Weston's classic photo:
Perhaps Rylsky will also be found one day in an art museum.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 on Malava
What a delight that Rylsky, like Matisse before him, found his netted muse. Night is always and everywhere lovely. Picture #18 is exquisite.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 on Netta
A very lovely set with the brevity of a haiku. Kei as ever is heart meltingly beautiful. And Rylsky offers this colorful tribute to Ralph Gibson's Haiku photo series:
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 on Hide'n'Seek
The real treat in this set isn't the ice cream, it's Kei. What a delicious woman! And Rylsky is in good company with Evelyne Axell:
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 on Icy. Creamy. Philo...ny
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
In picture after picture, this set is a photo essay on Cervantes' theme. Though silent, Nikia's eyes speak volumes. Wow!
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 on Solgrinde
Like your namesake in the stars, you are simply heavenly Swan.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 on Pigeo
“You're not Dostoevsky,' said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev. Well, who knows, who knows,' he replied.
'Dostoevsky's dead,' said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
'I protest!' Behemoth exclaimed hotly. 'Dostoevsky is immortal!”
― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Friday, April 29th, 2016 on Citaya
If you cannot use a minute, you will spend an hour for nothing, a day, and the whole life.
- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward
What better way to spend four minutes (floating in the clouds) than with the lovely Nikia?
Friday, April 29th, 2016 on Tastiesti
A terrific debut! I'm sure the best is yet to come:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 on Marit
Of all the thousands of pictures taken of Irina J, #10 may well be the loveliest. Wow!
Friday, April 15th, 2016 on Backstage. Vol.14
A beautiful woman beautifully photographed. And Rylsky keeps great company with Erwin Blumenfeld:
Friday, April 15th, 2016 on Trinitia
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
- Mae West
With 64 sets on MetArt alone, no truer words can be said about Irina J. What a beautiful woman.
Friday, April 15th, 2016 on Irina J
I would love to be able to read Pushkin or Gogol in their native tongue, or watch Tarkovsky or Shepitko without subtitles, but the only inspiration I really need to learn Russian is the thought of holding Nikia tenderly in my arms and whispering sweet nothings in her ear.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 on Snowprincess
Dear Olwen A
your pictures made my day
Please come back and do your part
so that I can say again from the heart
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 on Olwen
The jewel in this set isn't what's around Loreen's neck, it's Loreen herself. Classy, elegant, beautiful, and with a sparkle in her eyes that outshines any diamond. What a woman!
Monday, December 14th, 2015 on Diamanta
Goldie has a heartfelt bio, and such soulful eyes. What a wonderful woman!
Friday, December 11th, 2015 on portRAits
Jeff starts this set out looking the picture of an angel, almost quite literally with #2. Then her "devilish" side is out in full force by set's end. What a delicious combination! I'll never look at this Escher woodcut again without thinking of her!
Friday, December 11th, 2015 on Asas
Kei is lovely in more ways than I can count. So from Fred to Cyd, and from me to Kei:
I love the looks of you, the lure of you,
I'd love to make a tour of you.
The eyes, the arms, the mouth of you,
The East, West, North, and the South of you.
I'd love to gain complete control of you,
and handle even the heart and soul of you,
So love, at least, a small percent of me, do,
For I love all of you.
Start at 2:57
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 on Kei
I confess that it took me two passes through this set before I realized it was shot in a wind tunnel. No question - Gabriela drives me to distraction!
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 on Raabez
Dear Daisy Gold
On your charms you have me sold
for after you they broke the mold
Please do more pictures so bold
for on my heart you have a hold
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 on Daisy Gold
Dear Pearl Ami with eyes so soft and sweet
your pictures really are such a treat
Please don't stop at one set or four
but always do more, more, more
For this much I can surely say
you're so lovely in every way
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 on Pearl Ami
Большое спасибо! With all the beauties on this site, I feel like Mozart's Cherubino:
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Concerto
Picture #54. The last picture of her last published set, and Augusta Crystal is radiantly beautiful in it. What a capstone! Addio, addio Augusta:
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 on Sanflau
I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes.
- Much Ado About Nothing / Shakespeare
From Benedick to Beatrice, and from me to Nikia
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Nikia
With her porcelain skin and flowing tresses, Virginia Sun looks like she just stepped out of The Birth of Venus. But whereas Botticelli's goddess exists only on canvas, Virginia Sun is the real thing. Wow!
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Maritime
Pictures #56 - 65. Like Handel's Semele, Nikia could easily spend time in front of the mirror singing "Myself I shall adore". But one of her many charms is that she never would.
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Tatliya
Picture #11. Mireille looks like she just stepped out of a Goya:
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Bordeaux
I always love the look in Caesaria's eyes. It says "Come with me. Let's have fun".
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on portRAits. vol.2
Stormy weather? Not at all. It's always a lovely day to be with Nikia. From Fred to Ginger and me to Nikia:
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Stormy
Great bio. Fly me to the moon Swan!
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Swan
Picture #60. Nikia is Venus de Milo come to life.
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on ...Weather With You
Horowitz was one of the greats. But even if Nikia couldn't play Chopsticks to save her life, she will always be my favorite pianist.
Monday, December 7th, 2015 on Concerto
Friday, September 9th, 2016 on Irina J
Mostly beautiful women do skillfully manage men, it means that we know how to do it, no less.
And if Katharine Hepburn was right, it means that I'm not a beautiful woman ;)
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 on Dating nowadays. NIKIA's blog.
If you adore Rochelle as much as I do, I recommend you check out her galleries on MetArt. Every one of them are tour de force masterpieces.
I often wonder what a set comprised just of shots such as #s 1-3 would look like with this princess and what kinds of scores it would garner from the membership.
My only question, and here again this is just a personal observation, is just what is the overall color of the background wall and fireplace? Is it an off-white, a very pale yellow or a pure white?
Always so nice to read such comments and feel your skill in Russian classical culture.
Finally! Someone who's read Donkey Hoatie and seems literate enough to quote not just lines but thematic elements! Welcome to the literary wastelands!
Thursday, May 26th, 2016 on Solgrinde
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