They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I don't think I've ever heard a more true statement. When I'm thrift store shopping, I often find the most hideous things and then it occurs to me that someone saw this, loved it and bought it at one time so even though I wouldn't be caught dead in a silver glittered lame mini skirt, someone else thought it was fabulous.
I guess I have strange taste because I am often attracted to things that make other people look at me like I'm out of my mind. Here are a few people and things that I think are exqusitely beautiful....
Neck Rings- Body manipulation in the name of beauty is a taboo subject but I have to side with the Padaung women on this one. I love these gorgeous, extra long, coil covered necks. A woman with a long, slender neck is so beautiful to me. I've watched a lot of documentaries about the science behind neck coils, how much pain it causes and what can happen to these women as a result but I can't help it- I still think they are lovely! The weekend I met Pj, we went to a renaissance faire and I bought a metal collar necklace because it reminded me of these metal coils.
Chartreuse- Is it yellow? Is it green? Can you match something with it? I don't know but I'm loving it anyway! I don't own any chartreuse yet so I don't know how it would look on my pale skin but I'm willing to give it a whirl. Hey, it worked for Betty!
Embellished feet- again with strange body parts but I often admire other ladies well manicured, smooth skinned feet. A lot of people are totally grossed out by feet but I think they are interesting and can be quite beautiful if taken care of. When I was in high school, I was interviewed for the school newspaper about foot beauty because I always wore toe rings, jingly anklets, sandals and henna on my feet. I'm envious of dark skinned ladies- they often have such pretty feet!
Huge Hair- Not everyone has the confidence to attempt leaving the house with huge hair but I try it every chance I get. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's a wreck! I love the frizzy haute couture look of the 20's, the enormous pompadours and rolls of the 40's and even the exaggerated rockabilly styles of today.
In my clothing choices, I often fall madly in love with something only to find that other people don't agree. Sometimes I see their point of view and leave it behind in an effort to not end upon What Not To Wear. Sometimes I'm brave and I go with what I like no matter how awful the rest of the world thinks about it. Lately, I've been experimenting with crazy colors and prints so you may find some of my outfit posts downright hideous. And that's okay, I don't blame you. I'm just going with what I feel at the time and if people throw rotten vegetables at me, I'll learn from my mistakes.
What is beautiful to you that other people find unattractive? Do you live bravely with your own crazy choices or do you tend to ask others opinions and see it from their point of view?