“I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.”—Alexander McQueen (via solestruckshoes)
You look way better without all the cosmetics on your face!
Thank you! You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for some stranger to come around and tell me their opinion on a skill I’ve been perfecting for years! Especially a stranger who has barely any idea what I look like without makeup, seeing is I don’t post my nude face on the internet!
You have no idea how excited I get when someone says "Hey gurl! I know you love cosmetics, you apply them very well after years of study and practice, and it’s a form of self expression, and I know you didn’t ask me, but… all that’s a fucking waste :D"
When you tell someone who chooses to wear cosmetics almost daily that they look “way” better, you’re not being a nice person. You’re telling them that they have bad taste, bad aesthetics, poor perception. It’s like me going into someones bedroom and telling them it looked way better before they decorated it, when they acquired a lot of specific decor, and they’ve been developing the aesthetic I see before me for years.
If you want to tell someone that you think they look nice without makeup, don’t tell them one is better or worse. You have a friend, a girlfriend, a mother, whatever… and you see them without their makeup, just tell them they’re pretty or that their skin is nice.
And don’t tell people they don’t need makeup. You’re assuming you know what their needs are or their personal goals. You can tell them that you’re accepting of them withor without, or just don’t say anything at all. (**I learned this from my boyfriend :3)
“If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living.”—Vargus, Archie’s Final Project (via sleepychick)