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Monday, 16 July 2012

Rebellion and Love


"You see, I think to love our bodies in a world or a society or whatever-you-want-to-call-it that tells us we shouldn't is a powerful act of rebellion -- and even greater act of love."

- Meg

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Beauty

The other morning, in typical disorganised and frantic Donna style, I was making a mad dash to the supermarket on a nappies (for Peanut... not me... just fyi....) and other boring essentials run. Needless to say, I looked a mess. Trackies, dishevelled hair, sleepy eyes, jandals in freezy weather... the works. I was the epitome of class, no less. [And when I say class, I mean economy. That's coach if you're American.]

On my way in, I catch a glimpse of an older lady exiting the supermarket. And what a sight to behold, she was. Pressed trousers, chic cardigan and a slick of pink lipstick to top it all off.

I was ashamed.

Now I'm not saying that we girls/women/ladies [circle your perferred choice] aren't good for anything but looking good... But I do believe in glamour. I believe in lipstick. I believe in taking pride in one's appearance and the importance of the way we present ourselves to the world. I believe that one's outward appearance is a reflection of their inner selves, whether intentional or not. I believe in femininity and pretty things and the simple pleasure they can bring to a complicated life. I believe that when I'm saying this, I'm not only being shallow.

And on that day, I wasn't ashamed of my naked face or the natural kink in my hair... I was ashamed of the fact I was neglecting something I believed in. And that was an appreciation of beauty and the need to create it. The confidence I derive from being satisfied in the way I am put together that day.

But enough of my drivel, here is a video and an article that I thoroughly loved and enjoyed that may or may not help illustrate my point...

From a favourite Youtuber:


From a favourite beauty blogger: an article by the stunning Zoe Foster

I'm interested in what you guys think however... do you agree or am I just being shallow? [You're allowed to say so! lol]

"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."

Cuddles,

Donna xx