stuart macleod

Open your eyes! Gorgeous girls in good ol' US of A, sweet souls in Seoul and new faces in the Netherlands. Beauty is universal and we've got the snaps from around the globe to prove!

by i-D Team
18 November 2014, 3:25pm

What do you do? 
Retail. Not sure what I'm doing yet.

How would you define beauty? 
It's a combination of feeling comfortable in your own skin and exuding that confidence effortlessly.

What is your idea of perfect beauty?
Perfect beauty is almost felt more than seen. I've been taken aback by unconventional beauty, worn confidently, far more times than I have been by people who fit into any standard.

Who is the most beautiful person in the world?
I honestly couldn't narrow it down to one person.

Do you think you're beautiful? 
I'm far too goofy to think that word would apply to me!

When does making yourself "beautiful" become too extreme? 
I think it becomes too extreme when you try to adhere to a very narrow-minded standard of beauty, and in the process compromise yourself, be it physically or mentally.

How has technology/social media affected our beauty ideals today? Technology is a double-edged sword. We're being exposed to so many different types of beauty, which is great because it affirms the belief that everyone is beautiful in their own right, but we're also placing the standard of beauty on this weird pedestal and feeding the institutionalised concept of it.

Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Yes. We all meet people who we consider to be beautiful, whether they're charming, confident, funny, poised or maybe a bit goofy - there's beauty to be seen in all of those qualities.


Photography Maya Fuhr

maya fuhr