I’m from the southern california area, where tanning is seriously de rigeur for most people. I’m white but not naturally pale, and tanning has never really been a “thing” for me, although I should probably be more careful.
My best friend, however, is obsessed (she ALWAYS says she’s ‘pale’ – even when she’s practically brown) so we’ll go “tanning” but for me it’s mostly about lazing around in the warm sun and sleeping 🙂
It makes me sad, however, that she always feels the need to be darker and never really wears sunscreen.. I know skin problems are probably in her future.
However I know it does go the other way around. Magazines and advertisements will usually lighten the skin of celebrities of non-white ethnicities…. (l’oreal’s image of Beyonce is a big example… however, she seems to have allegedly bleached her skin now herself or something). I also have a friend who’s black but very light-skinned and gets criticism from other black people for not being “black enough.”
Such annoying mixed messages!! I think everyone should be happy with the skin color they’re born with!
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Style Trial | Valentino wool and silk dress
Omg. I love it. I want it so bad….. if only it wasn’t $3000.
Trend Trial: Barely There Sandals
Not a fan, as I’m not really into looking at other people’s (usually not-very-well-taken-care-of) feet/toes. Also when worn the little straps on these tend to dig in to all the weirdest places and cause a lot of pain. Also, what’s the point of buying shoes if they are barely there? I would like all of these if they had actual enclosed toes.
Crimes of Fashion: Random Roundup
I’m pretty sure they’re all guilty. The only one I’m undecided about is the sheer dress, because at least with that you can wear something underneath it and it would look pretty decent… as for the bunny ear headband……. why?!?
Is this one of the worst wedding dresses ever?
I….. really like the “modest” wedding dress. From an artistic standpoint. But isn’t that what most runway fashion is about – art over pragmatism? Even so, I still hate the last one.
However the “sensuous brides”…. I’m not so sure. They kind of look like more sexed-up middle schoolers from the early 2000s.
Style Trial: Elizabeth Moss in short-shorts
woof – attempted androgyny, just ended up looking like a centaur with shaved legs.