Statement makeup & the shorts that got away
Yesterday I was out shopping with my friend Des and I remarked that is getting tougher to buy makeup & nail polish because there aren’t a lot of colours that I don’t already have. Champagne problems, right?
Of course, now that I’ve said that, I am seriously interested in super-saturated colour that I have no way of getting my hands on in this small city. In fact, this town is so small that I couldn’t pull off anything like this without getting some serious “you are a total weirdo” type attention. Maybe I need to throw some parties?
One of the things I am interested in terms of “doing” femme is discarding the notion that makeup is supposed to look “natural” or “conceal flaws” or make your face look closer to some sort of pimple free pale white ideal. What better way to do that with bejewelled eyebrows? Or blue lipstick?
This is one of those rare times when I wish I could just pull this exact outfit out of my closet. It’s everything I love all at once. The cobalt lipstick! The crystal jewellery! The pink cat-eyes! But most importantly, the shorts.
Goddamn those shorts. Chartreuse lace. So cheap from Forever 21. So totally sold out of my size.
Here is my pal Ashleigh also wearing the shorts. Isn’t that outfit perfect? We were really hoping that we could each have a pair and then we could hang out together while matching and having ruffled fluorescent bums. BUT OF COURSE the shorts are sold out online. She even went back to her F21 to check for me, because internet friends are the best EVER. Still, she suggested I crowdsource my dilemma:
Femmes gotta stick together! I totally believe in the power of the internet femme shopping network and feel hopeful that you will be the owner of beautiful lacy shorts soon.
So, femme internet shopping network:
Have any of you seen these shorts in your local F21? In a L or XL? Would any of you wanna ship them to my tiny Ontario town? I will pay you back! Or, does anyone wanna help me make some knock-offs? My booty is lacking in ruffles.
On the lipstick front, I plan to (someday) get some of this OCC Lip Tar in Cyan. Um, and flamingo. And femme (natch!) And demure! And… oh man, my wallet is gonna hurt. My internet femmes rave about this lip goop and internet friends are never wrong.