Warning: this is a very superficial post. No, not really. I’m talking about physical flaws, so please try to read this with an open mind.
Last night I watched a movie about a woman who painted her face in a million different ways, who painted her pains away on the canvas, her experiences, her inner fears, hopes, impressions. She didn’t try to make herself look better, or to fix her flaws, or just to make herself look a bit better in her self-portraits. She painted what she felt like, she painted her real self with all her emotions but not in an abstract way: that was her face, no tricks. I hope you got who I’m talking about at this point: Frida Kahlo.
She managed to make a flaw her signature feature: the thick eyebrows. She never plucked it, and she never even waxed her upper lip, she didn’t care and I think she loved it. She portraited herself emphasizing these features, making them even stronger than they actually were. To read more about her I suggest the post by my blogger friend Violetta; and you can trust her point of view, she’s Mexican like Frida .
People who turned their Flaws into Strengths
We can name a few even if we don’t go 80 years back in time. In fact, the people that you are most likely to be impressed by, and to remember, are the ones who can make their flaws their forte.
She has a weird alien masculine look and she takes advantage of it big time! She changes all the time, wear absurd outfits and create surreal characters. She doesn’t want to look beautiful, she wants to be unique. She’s constantly playing with her strange features, and for a period she even emphasized them with prostethics. Talk about avant-garde!
The models who are most likely to become “IT” models are the ones with strange and peculiar facial features Think Lily Col and Omahyra Mota.
She’s a NYC performer and her look is peculiar: I’ve discovered her on Stylelikeu and I have loved her since! She is so self confident with her mediterraneen look; she collects vintage clothing and always rocks stunning outfits. Her distinctive feature are her armpits. Why? She never shaves or waxes them. And she doesn’t even care! That’s a way of turning “flaws” into a particularity, just like Frida did: in fact Frida is a big inspiration to Ladyfag.
In the end, I think that the key is treating your flaws as…. wait! Who the hell decided that those are flaws? Be proud of who you are on the inside and on the outside, and never let anyone turn you down; especially yourself!