Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

My wife at about 27 without makeup

In respect of a recent discussion about women and makeup, here are two old photos of my wife in her late twenties. I am pretty sure she is not wearing makeup in either shot. In the first photo she has apparently just been for a swim in a local river.

I don’t mind makeup on women, but my wife doesn’t wear it much.



An image that shows the power of makeup



Isn’t it surprising that travelling businessmen prefer elegant air hostesses to dumpy flight attendants?

I have elevated a recent comment of mine to a post. Here:

The Economist used to be a magazine for adults. For “men of the world.” It has now succumbed to finger-wagging puritanism. As the Hainan Airlines and Qatar Airways people know, customers want to be served – all other things being equal – by attractive women (or charming gentlemen.) Pretty women cheer up nervous or stressed or bored businessmen. International airlines carry a lot of such men.

A nice pair of legs ankling down the aisle is one of the rewards of masculine success in being important enough to fly. If a man is a moral kind of chap, it will remind him happily of the comforts of wife and home.

The Economist used to deal in the real world. Clearly their columnist has had backlash from his readers. But in response he doubles down on the virtue signalling.

The blind liberalism of The Economist in its current state simply ignores the reality of sexual and racial differences. It also ignores the importance of religion. In short, it fails to do what it most should – tell the unvarnished truth.

Elite business journalists in the West might claim that dumpy efficiency is what makes an air hostess but that is not the romance of flight. Everybody instinctively understands that.

This sort of thing just confirms my opinion that social media such as blogs must be used to tell the honest truth when the mainstream media like The Economist will not.

Chinese flight attendants’ style

Chinese Airline’s New Haute Couture Uniforms Puts Other Airlines To Shame



Just for comparison, a nurse’s cape in red:


More from Hainan Airlines:


A well-attired woman


When the brilliant Thierry Mugler dressed the gorgeous Nadège du Bospertus


Vogue Paris December 1989 Photo Sante D’Orazio Model Nadège Du Bospertus Hair Odile Gilbert Makeup Thierry Maudit


Nadège Du Bospertus: forgotten supermodel:


“She walked miles of runaways. Her smile shone from pages of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. She was a face of Chanel, Escada, Fendi, Strenesse, Levi’s and Missoni, just to name a few. Unique beauty, with dark skin and short hair, she was one of the supermodels, Gianni Versace’s and Giorgio Armani’s muse, and yet not many remember her name these days.”

Same girl: images of lightness and youth:





The unattractiveness of haughty women


I don’t find the above image attractive. She is quite literally sticking her nose in the air. I understand that haughty, arrogant women have sometimes been in fashion. Even as far back as the fin de siècle there was the femme fatale (Gustav Klimt’s Judith):


Some men, in the right mood, may be turned on by domineering, queenly women. But I can’t see this as a healthy impulse. And it is not as if modern women have much to be proud about.