I am not a smoker. Never was, never will be. To be perfectly honest, the smell of cigarettes makes me panic as if the stench will follow me everywhere. But realistically (and shamefully), I have a strange fascination with those dreaded tobacco sticks. I have no desire to smoke one, but to hold one in my hand whilst being photographed. Sounds silly, huh? Well, I think so too. I blame it on those gorgeous, old Hollywood actresses.
Beautiful women have graced magazine pages and movie screens using cigarettes as an accessory. Not necessarily glamorising the idea of smoking, but as a means of seduction. Stars like Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor were often photographed surrounded by smoke and somehow, managed to look completely elegant and alluring. Nowadays, celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Lana Del Rey and Adele often find themselves sending smoke signals and guess what? They all inherit their sense of style from old Hollywood icons. Coincidence? I think not.