Ug­li­ness - the mod­ern ‘Beauty’

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - AMNA JABEEN THE ar­ti­cles, col­umns and let­ters are pub­lished on th­ese pages in good faith. How­ever, the con­tents of th­ese writ­ings may not nec­es­sar­ily match the views of the news­pa­per.

Fash­ion is part of mod­ern life and be­ing beau­ti­ful was a part of fash­ion. I say ‘was’ be­cause ug­li­ness, our re­ports say, is the new beauty. Yes, this is true and it agrees with all our re­searches on the hu­man mind, on how change is an al­ways wel­come as­pect to hu­mans. Now a days, beauty is so common that no one re­ally no­tices it any­more. So if some­thing re­ally ugly turns up, ev­ery­one will look at it and ad­mire it.

There­fore, if you are re­ally look­ing for a ‘new’ look, our ugli­cians (ugly coun­ter­parts of beau­ti­cians) strongly rec­om­mend that you go for an all-ugly look. Be com­pletely unglam­orous. In­stead of high­lights, just give your hair an oil mas­sage and in­stead of ap­ply­ing fair­ness creams, go out in the sun to get a tan and give your­self a healthy sun burnt, ugly look. For­get the pink blush­ers and keep your cheeks pale and un­coloured. And don’t go for smoky eye fash­ion, it’s to­tally old. Try out the lat­est, un-plucked, un­eye-shadow-en­hanced look. And stop get­ting those suits fit­ted; wear re­ally baggy and drab dresses. And be­lieve it or not, you’ll stand­out. Good luck. —Via email

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