There is a new fashion trend (DUH) and that is the "look like you've been beaten up" look. Basically, you have to make yourself look like shit. The fashion industry is now telling girls and woman that the new trend is that of imperfection.
Stephanie Rosenbloom of the Times writes:
The new look for the new year is effortless, minimalist, just-out-of-bed-with-your-lover, according to leading hair and makeup artists. They say that stiff coiffures, overdone eyes, defined lips and matte skin are out. Tousled hair, smudged eyeliner, dewy lips and luminous skin are in.I wouldn't consider this effortless.You know why? Because woman and girls are so conditioned to look good, that they will make sure this look looks good on them. A lot of them wont just jump out of bed not taking a look in the mirror. Most of them, will look in the mirror, comb their hair and then ruffle it up to be "pretty and messy" at the same time, apply their make up and make sure it too looks messy in a sexy kinda way. It will take practice and effort.
So it may have a different name and setting, but everything remains the same : follow the beauty system, look like they want you to look, spend your money, judge others on their appearance so that they will comply, feel insecure without make up, feel insecure, think about others finding you attractive, compete with other females for the male attention and desire, feel insecure.... crazy shit, that's what it is.
All of us should re-claim our power as living beings, equal to other living beings, and stop complying to this money driven consumerist scam. Because it is not just a way of innocent expression, it is fueled by a purpose and that purpose is profit and sales. It goes together with thoughts, insecurity, jealousy, competition etc...
And it will not stop until we stop it. It will not stop as long as profit is the driving force of this world.
Maybe we can all do the zombie look in 2012 , what do you think?
At least we will have a laugh walking on the street. I figure that would be loads more fun then walking around trying to get our ego's boosted all the time.