jolie laide


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jolie laide

(ʒɔli lɛd)
n, pl jolies laides (ʒɔli lɛd)
a woman whose ugliness forms her chief fascination
[literally: pretty (attractive) ugly woman]
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She could only have been hired for her looks, her pearlish skin and symmetry deployed to retroactively humiliate a forty-two-year-old lead who is otherwise too jolie laide to be uglified, and is really the first actor von Trier has found who, like Caroline Ducey in Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Amira Casar in Breillat's Anatomy of Hell (2004), gets hotter in the face of abasement.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, too jolie laide to be uglified, is the first actor von Trier has found who gets hotter in the face of abasement.
The French term Jolie Laide literally translates to "pretty-ugly" or "good looking--ugly.
It is ugly-beautiful: it arrests the eye, like those women that the French call jolie laide, imperfect features on a perfect face.
A number of the 20 contributing artists trained at Coventry University and others from Nuneaton are taking part and the event is a collaboration between Coventry Artspace and Jolie Laide.
A series of obviously new windows (the 'historic ones' are blind and blocked up) give the facade a jolie laide frisson, but this discordance simply reflects the structural disjunction between the facade and the new floors behind.
How you feel your menu/food aligns with your theme of Jolie Laide (pretty-ugly)?
There were jolie laide "moon landers" and a blush-colored phallus atop a scrappy base; some of it was like a Rachel Harrison falling apart.