As a woman, you can’t look at that face without seeing the façade, but as a girl, it would be easy to convince yourself that such perfection exists.
It was all my insecurities manifested as some sort of Dali-esque nightmare…the makings of a surrealist film that Women’s Studies majors would go to town with.
Society has built up a problematic narrative where the ideal woman acts in a very particular way: she doesn’t care about superficial things (make-up, fashion), yet always manages to look and feel perfect despite that. Call it Jennifer Lawrence syndrome, if you will.
We all have individual hierarchies of beauty and hygiene importance, which often read as superficial. But leaving it at that is shortsighted–for my writerly ass, at least. If we really consider what it is that we privilege over the myriad other options, out choices tend to spell something out about our larger values or interests.
“Maybe I have a lack of imagination when it comes to my own life, but I found just about everything in my twenties to be surprising. My career has been so much more fulfilling and exciting than I would have ever imagined.” Picking the brain of fashion-force-to-be-reckoned-with, Hillary Kerr, cofounder of Who What Wear, on what she learned throughout her twenties, the advice she has for us newbies, and how she would spend an ideal day in LA!
After reading a poorly articulated article on Refinery 29 titled “Why I’ll Never Regret My Nose Job,” I wanted to counter it by sharing why I’m so glad I never went under the knife.
Kristiina Wilson is an NYC-based fashion photographer with an awesome sense of humor, as seen via the treasure trove of internet gold that she posts on her blog. Find out what she learned in her twenties and, more importantly, what she has in common with Sir Mix-a-Lot, after the jump.
Introducing the latest weekly feature: a line-up of life-hack links I’ve stumbled upon throughout the previous week that offer some really fresh wisdom (read: not-your-average Dr. Phil-ish guidance, but something new or unusual).
This is about a week late, but I wrote a a lil’ something something for those badass beauty wizards over at Into The Gloss. If you haven’t already, you should read it […]