SO OVER: HILL­BILLY CHIC

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - STYLE NOTEBOOK -

Do cer­tain peo­ple not re­alise how down­right dirty they look? Dirty, faded, stonewashed denim that is too tight, or too short, see Hazel O’Sul­li­van, right. Thick, heavy make-up — it just looks grubby. Tat­tooed-on eye­brows. Tatty hair ex­ten­sions, which, if you’re hon­est with your­self, are fool­ing no one, and ex­ist as a sep­a­rate en­tity from your real hair. Past-its-sell-by-date fake tan, now sep­a­rat­ing into dry patches with the real skin colour show­ing through. Gnarled toe­nails cov­ered and re­cov­ered in sev­eral coats of nail pol­ish. Man­i­cures in­volv­ing Swarovski crys­tals. Ill-fit­ting ban­dage dresses. Dough­nut hair­dos. Strip­per plat­forms. Dry sham­poo in the hair (for the unini­ti­ated, it’s like tal­cum pow­der, meant to get rid of day-old un­washed hair’s greasy look; ac­tu­ally, it just makes hair look matte, and equally dirty). If any of the above are part of your style, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mir­ror and re­assess.

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