Beloved Aesthetics

Recently on one of my favourite Livejournal style communities, someone posted asking people what they thought was the least attractive look. Of course, it quickly turned nasty. There was a small backlash, with one person replying “Bad attitudes” (bravo!). But other than that, there was page upon page of people bitching. It was a true yawnfest.

Being negative is boring & pointless. It doesn’t enhance your life in any way. If we can learn to focus on the positive things as much as possible, our lives improve immensely.

“Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative.” — T. S. Eliot

In keeping with that, I thought I’d ask you all about your favourite looks on other people. Do you love girls with long red hair, or curvy women in jeans & heels? Do you have a weakness for tattooed Japanese boys, or for men in impeccable suits?

I’ll start!
I really adore girls with purposefully messed hair — teased hair, big fluffy dreadlocks or crazy manes. I love perfectly sleek bobs. I do, in fact, have a secret weakness for tattooed boys (especially if they also have stretched ears). I am huge on rolled-up shirt sleeves, regardless of sex. I girls in long fur coats & boys wearing pocket squares. I love unusual eyewear & vintage mini-dresses. I totally admire anyone who pulls off a look from a past era consistently — I don’t know how you do it, but I salute you! I cherish long sleeves which only show the ends of fingers. I flip my wig over men’s watches on women’s wrists. I think the world of anyone who wears a hat or who can rock a turban. & I want to smooch people who really look after their shoes.

Now, your turn! Let’s exalt together!