Today is the first official themed post for Beauties on Fire!! This first post’s theme is Classic Beauty.
So the question is what is classic beauty? To me, classic beauty represents blood red lips, bold cat eyes, bold brows, and a pale face. (Think Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly.)
At least, this is what comes to mind. But, I would like to argue that each century has had its own classic beauty look. While beauty trends shift amazingly fast and with many differences over the past decade and a half of the 21st century, I think we’ve found our next classic beauty look. Bold brows are here to stay, bold lips come and go, but one of my favorite beauty ideas that seems to be here to stay is fresh and glowing. The idea of looking at our natural beauty and adding a touch here or a touch there to simply enhance what we already have. I love fresh faced looks. Maybe that’s because I’m not all that great at the over the top glamour, but honestly, I prefer the simple; the clean, glowing, and fresh looks.
I love our natural beauty, body shape, face, hair, you name it, is being honored and praised nowadays. I hate labels, I hate putting myself or anyone else into a box. It’s so easy to categorize someone as “xyz.” I looked up the definition of classic beauty on Urban Dictionary just out of curiosity. This is what it they had to say…
A person, usually a girl, who is elegant, regal, has good posture, an beautiful face, and an excellent profile.
The proof of a classical beauty is to dress her in formal finery and take a photo, or paint her in profile. If she is classically beautiful, the resulting image should be stunning. – Urban Dictionary.com
I think this is great and all, but what about the person who doesn’t fit this particular description? You can have awesome posture, and be regal, but have a not so great profile (according to those around you). Does that mean you aren’t classically beautiful?
Okay, so one of the things I’ve tried to do for many years with the various blogs I’ve had is to break out of the expected mold. I like to break out of the box that is somehow defining me as a blogger and I create my own path. So with classic beauty, I say to heck with what the culture says is supposed to be classic beauty and go create your own look. Discover what it means for you to love yourself, to celebrate your beauty, and go be fabulous! Dig deep and be you, pull from your favorite inspirations (Audrey Hepburn, anyone??) but be 100% you.