I love my pale, translucent at times skin. I love …

Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Caroline.

I love my pale, translucent at times skin. I love my freckles. I love my bizarre greenish-hazel eyes with eth blue ring and the amber star in the centre… Because these are all part of my genetic make up. They tell me who I am, where I came from, who my ancesters were. Suggesting I should change them for fashion is just plain stupid.

BUT, whilst I agree that “too pale for shorts” is the daftest thing I’ve heard since the latest Beckham’s middle name, I do think what we wear should relate to our natural colouring. “Too pale for orange”, for example, makes perfect sense to me – I look awful in orange thanks to my pale skin. “Too pale for canary yellow” works too. “Too pale for purple lipstick” – unless I want to look like the walking dead. There are definitely some trends that should be avoided by certain skin tones.

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