Defeat and Defiance: Two Faces
Posted by Richard Conniff on November 27, 2013
The photo’s not dated, so I don’t know if it was taken in the wake of revelations about Nigella Lawson’s alleged cocaine use. (The allegations–fair warning–come from her estranged husband Charles Saatchi, who called her “Higella.” Clever boy.) It appears to have been taken Monday.
What interests me is the defeated angle of her head, the fear in her eyes, and the wary, anticipatory way her lips drop open. That, and the glowering, untouchable defiance of the 19-year-old daughter: