That's the smartest thing I've ever read. It wasn't long ago. In fact, it was yesterday, and although C. Bushnell is not my favourite writer, sometimes she just blows my mind.
Before I start, I have to say I've found a beauty icon, and she was totally unknown to me until yesterday:
Pretty, right? She's Jean Seberg. Well, in fact, sadly, she was. She wasn't even alive when the eighties arrived (although that's for sure a good thing regarding fashion in the nineties), but she had this beautiful anachronistic smile. That hazardous haircut deserves being showed, because she looks totally gorgeous even with that incredibly short hair.
Anyway, back to glamming up. What's a fashion icon? I think it's very controversial. Even I could be a fashion icon if I wore those extremely weird clothes. Anyhow, you have to believe in what you're wearing, and that way, anything can be pretty. And stylish. But the thing is, sometimes, even those big fashion icons make mistakes.
In other words, Carrie Bradshaw on screen. It can also be Sarah Jessica Parker, but this time I've only seen what she's wearing during filming SATC.
In fact, Carrie is a fashion icon most of the times, like these times:
Yeah, sure you nailed it. But, Carrie, I'm sorry to tell you that you're not always that lucky:
This one on the left makes me cringe. When I first saw the outfit in the specific chapter, I wondered if it was a kind of joke.(BTW: that one on the right is not two-heads-Carrie, it's just the fabulous Samantha Jones popping in. Ah, Sam, another icon, but not really a fashion one).
And kind of a similar thing occurs with make up. This time, like most of the times, less is more.
However, maybe she just looks prettier smiling.
I visited Patricia Field's blog recently and it's not that bad, I like most of the outfits, but the most hideous ones in the series were designed by her.
I have to say I mostly think of SJP as a fashion icon, though. She totally glams it up. And, the most important thing, she's nice, smiley, really likeable. I wish Carrie was the same way.