1 Ugly Thing

I have this thing, fashion-wise, where I sometimes (or always!) tend to be drawn to or buy something ugly.  Usually accessory wise, usually handbags.  I just think it is so much more interesting to have a cute outfit with an ugly bag or sunglasses or something, instead of the whole ensemble being perfect.  I can't tell you how many times I have been shopping with my girls and I grab some hideous, orangey/brown, 70's style something or other and start screeching about how amazing it is.  Usually followed by an intervention and me being dragged out the store! 
These photos gave me that same feeling.  Ugly being so amazing and interesting.  What do you think?




The same goes for beauty.  As a makeup artist, I know all the tricks for making noses smaller, how to define bone structure and slim faces.  But sometimes I think the features you may hate are the very thing that make you look so amazing.  I think of people like Diana Vreeland, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Anjelica Huston.  They play up their flaws and I love them for it.  Sometimes I will put lots of black liner around my small eyes to make them look smaller, or not fill in my non-existent eyebrows.  I don't think I have found my perfect look yet but I am going to keep trying!

1 comment:

pollyanna cowgirl said...

I totally have the ugly thing temptation too! Although I really can't get my mind around all the hideous 80's secretary glasses that all these beautiful 20-somethings are wearing. It is too much.