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

Well, I’m writing a post (-length comment) to your post, heh. I doubt a blogger would mind?

I think it’s pretty weird that I don’t get this reaction personally. I don’t go on vacation to sunny islands, but I LIVE in Florida (hence why I just visit back up home in Boston for vaca, haha) and I’m IRISH.

Yeah, I never get that sort of comment to or about (that I know of) me, personally. I guess it’s good, because I could probably snap at such a person, haha.

Occasionally, I read of them, and I read you pointing this out, too. (And I have to listen to my mom complain about herself, oh well. Sigh.)

Oddly, I kind of think, to me, pale skin is a fashion statement of mine, but it’s actually more of a health statement and a proud-of-who-I-am & my heritage statement. All good, really.

It’s even a “so what if a tan might hide my cellulite” (back to proud & content) statement. Ha. Really, I don’t care; I still love my legs in some short shorts or skirts!

So to sum that up, mm, yep I think pale can be hot.

But more on to your post details; I think it’s interesting you clarify what color of pale you are. I’m extremely pink. Most people don’t believe in putting pink into concealer and foundation, so to save myself search hassle, I tend to put pale blush over it. I don’t usually like how even some concealer feels on my skin, anyway, so I don’t need to invest in something I don’t go through quickly enough to use up.

Anyway, I didn’t realize there was a pale blue but now I totally see it. Fascinating.

Re: SPF; Last week I forgot to bring my hat to the pool (horror!!! naked!!!) so I reapplied sunblock to my forehead every 10 minutes or so. Is this normal? I don’t think so, but I felt just as cool as I do in my vintage (or vintage-esque, I didn’t ask Nana) fabu, wide-brimmed, red hat. (It’s kind of old-lady and I love that.) Thanks to one of my Papas, I don’t even burn easily; but I do hate the thought of “a little color”. (I get some, yes, but not much.) It’s not healthy and it’s not who I am. I’ve curated my look & style over the past 7 years or so, and it does involve my skin, too. My look isn’t JUST fashion, either, it’s a style that speaks of who I AM. I like to rebel against the norm and make quiet statements. It’s not just that I don’t personally enjoy gradual tanner, it’s like you said above about it not being required. So I’ve forbade it personally. (If it’s required by some, let it be forbidden by one.) I personally don’t conform so I can make “political” statements, too.

Please don’t get depressed over this! Somehow, I don’t know how, I just feel MORE proud and happy with myself reading these things, and when I know I’m not the norm I like it (usually) especially if it’s the rare healthier trait I possess.

Your beauty is amazing, girl. (And the dog, too. I live for fashion, Bichons and love. Ha.)

Finally, no, skin color is not a fashion element to be worn. That might mean one could think I endorse skin LIGHTENING. I always endorse NATURAL as a fashion statement, REAL, ONESELF.

Totally in, always.

Ella Mode Also Commented

Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”)
Oh, so it WAS a picture of Katie to go with the mention of her (and not just to illustrate bad self-tanner on any old person)? I couldn’t tell; she didn’t have her boobs out!

Yeah, she’s fake all-the-way.

Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”)
Always. It’s why I perm. We’re all so sad, we humans.

Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”)
Oh my gosh, if I haven’t slept then I look kind of a sick pale in the face with minor spotting!

Even when I oversleep I get horrible dark under-eyes and bags! I didn’t used to, that’s a new thing. OK I don’t know if this is related, but perhaps!

Definitely get those dark circles. So true.

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