Saturday, 19 November 2011

Isabel Lucas - La Femme Du Jour

Contrary to appearances, Isabel Lucas is not just another pretty face ensconced within LaLa land.  She is something of an enigma; style icon, actress and environmental activist.  A sense of style and a conscience?  mais oui.  
Lucas has a boho, easy style and one which caught the world’s attention when she was photographed at Coachella with her musician boyfriend Angus Stone. Irritatingly, she is also one of those people who look better sans makeup (I, alas, am most assuredly not one of those people). Lucas however, has been under the radar of the fashion editor for a while, having graced the cover of Italian Vogue in 2009 as well as this coming December issue in her native Australia.  


The 26 year old has only been on the Hollywood scene for a relatively short time but has come a long way since her Home and Away days, having scored roles in Transformers and Daybreakers.  Of her move to Hollywood, she insists it is a temporary one and out of mere convenience, "I was avoiding moving to LA… it was never my intention…but it was inconvenient flying back and forth all the time….It feels like the right time to be in LA, but I also know it’s not home for me. I know what I’m here for."

Unlike a lot of her peers, Lucas’ passion for environmental activism is the real deal and not just for the obligatory photo-op.  So much so, Japanese police issued an arrest warrant for her role in "interfering with international commerce" for paddling across nets, set to herd dolphins and whales to their death, near the Japanese village of Taiji.  Some fishermen use fishing boats to herd the animals into netted coves where they are held captive before being killed.  A defiant Lucas, said "I'm not scared in the least about going back there (Japan)…In fact, now I think it would draw even more attention to the barbaric act… we couldn't save these whales, but hopefully shining the light on their deaths will save others."
She gets my vote.

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Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller

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Constance said...