May 14, 2016

"Look, we don’t like positioning ourselves as the guys opining that some lady should wear more makeup, but..."

... not that kind of dress with "that head," say Tom and Lorenzo.

But I think she knows what she's doing and means to do it and to prove that she can.

23 comments:

rhhardin said...

She's wearing too much makeup.

None at all works best.

Gahrie said...

Wow...that has to be some kind of hate crime..doesn't it?

Meeeea said...

The dress is a total nod to Minnie Mouse. Red (although sans polka dots) but the bodice looks like Minnie-ears. The dress is genius and gorgeous on her. Sure, a bit more depth in the eye makeup would have added something to her total look, but maybe she wanted the emphasis to be on her bod and the dress she wears so well, not her face. (I can relate, I dislike my face, but I wear a dress very well!)

Mike Sylwester said...

What does this have to do with Donald Trump? I don't get it.

traditionalguy said...

In the world of Realty TV, orange make up makes the man. The clothing is not that big.

Although MSNBC thinks Trump wearing make up is a form of lying,

They say he has been caught with his epidermis showing. And it is a false orange covering up his Scots Whitness.

The Cracker Emcee said...

She's showing off. I don't need it and all you zitty, blotchy, aging, painted harlots do. Sometimes a sudden 180 provides the biggest zing. It's basic guy gamesmanship.

Howard said...

She needs to show some teeth. The constipated smile is what makes the look, not the dress and lack of makeup.

Sydney said...

I thought she looked very pretty. I don't understand their criticism.

tom swift said...

He's right. Major mismatch. From a design standpoint, the dress and head are a ridiculous mismatch. Imagine Wally Cox in full fourteenth century plate armor—that sort of ridiculous.

Achilles said...

I don't get it. What is this post about? Who is that?

Ann Althouse said...

I agree with The Cracker. It's showing off that she can and others can't.

Makeup has gotten so heavy, but I think it's perceived as gorgeous (especially on TV), so I'm looking forward to the shift that will make us look back on the mid-teens and laugh and wonder how people could have thought this looked good. I remember being in the 90s, laughing at the 80s... and in the 60s, laughing at the 50s. It's something that the young can do to the old, if they choose to seize the opportunity.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Agree with Althouse, as I am also looking back at the fads and make up styles of the past and either laugh or am totally bemused.

Remember the Twiggy look? The big eyelashes and doe eyes. It was so popular that some girls even went as far as to tattoo the eyelashes look. Doing your eyebrows as a permanent tattooed makeup? Permanent tattooed eyeliner? A really bad idea. The iced white looking lips of the 60's?

Styles change so frequently and what was hot, hip and "in" is soon to be laughably out. Being permanently fixed in one style is crazy.

This is why I see those young people today with their tattoos, giant earplugs, body piercings and just feel very sorry for them. Someday they will look back at what they did and be very sorry.

Us old can laugh at the young too.

Paco Wové said...

I don't get the plastered-down hair look. Don't get it at all.

Bob Ellison said...

If that lady walked like that into your local Starbucks, you'd think, "wow, what a beautiful woman!"

The celebrity types, male, female, and otherwise, tend to be much more beautiful in person, unless they're already Henry Kissinger.

Bob Ellison said...

Still photography tends to flatten/plaster the look, whether it's hair or dress or face.

tim in vermont said...

She's dressing to give straight guys maybe a little semi, not to make gays rave.

tim in vermont said...

so I'm looking forward to the shift that will make us look back on the mid-teens and laugh and wonder how people could have thought this looked good.

Nobody will wonder. Everybody will know that it was because we put gays in charge of dictating fashion. I have nothing against gays, they just don't have a visceral appreciation of feminine pulchritude, as W.C. Fields would have it.

Big Mike said...

I think she looks great. Of course I'm a cis-hetero something or another, so what do I know?

Dude1394 said...

She looks fantastic, these guys are idjuts.

rhhardin said...

Lucy: So tell me, what's the matter with me?

George: Well, you can be somewhat intimidating. You could loosed up a little, get in touch with your feminine side.

Lucy: Okay, that's a good suggestion.

George: Perhaps soften your appearance. Not that I don't love that look, but you could get dolled up occasionally.

Lucy: I'm not going to spend hours fluffing my hair and applying animal-tested makeup to my face just so O cam turn myself into some male fantasy, degrading kewpie doll. Unless I, you know, really like the guy or something.

- Two Weeks Notice

Jonathan Graehl said...

fine looking woman looking fine.

Sunnykm said...

Ann I'm just so happy you read Tom and Lorenzo too! They are a most welcome distraction each morning with my tea. Clothing is wearable art and they are fantastic critics.

Iapetus said...

In that getup she looks like a Pez dispenser.