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Wendy is stuck at jury duty this week and will hopefully — knock on wood! — be back tomorrow or Thursday. Until then, here’s one of her best Dear Wendy columns.
I acknowledge and accept that I’m not a perfect 10. But what drives me nuts is that people keep telling me I’ve got no chance of finding love with someone who is hot or hotter than me. Why can’t I go for it? Why does someone like me have to settle for less? Only beautiful people can be with beautiful people? If you’re not perfect in looks, you don’t deserve anything hot? I tell people what I want and I’ve had enough experiences to say I’ve earned the right to know what I want and be selective instead of the whole “as long as they’re alive” approach. So, please, in your opinion, do you think the beautiful people can only be with the beautiful people? — Not a 10
Whilst perusing Paper magazine’s “Beautiful People” issue (which by-the-by should be called “Beautiful People You Have Never Heard Of”), one particular genetically gifted soul caught our eye: Sure, Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a looker, but it’s her haircut we’re seriously obsessed with. The zig-zagged part, the trippy ends, that perfect shade of honey and the overall dishevelment gets an A-plus in our book. Getting the look, however, is not a cinch, as I have tried for years to get this hair color shade and numerous colorists have insisted it’s God-given and damn near impossible to re-create and that I should move on with my life. Whatever. But you could ask a stylist to cut a jagged bob, right? Then rub a dollop of Redken Rough Paste between your palms and work it into the ends. Tousle and go. [Paper Mag] Keep reading »
Why, oh, why don’t we have cable?!?! We missed the first episode of Simon Doonan’s new show, “Beautiful People,” a BBC series that ran for the first time stateside last night on LOGO, the gay and lesbian network. Simon is Barney’s creative director, as well as our favorite style writer (we heart his “Simon Says” column in the New York Observer, plus numerous books), so this is kind of like a nerd missing the midnight showing of “Star Trek.” Keep reading »
Being attractive can be such a curse. Nisreen Swedberg and Sarah Williams, both 18, were flying to Los Angeles on a Southwest Airlines flight on Valentine’s Day, and they claim that the crew treated them differently because of their looks. “I think they were just discriminating against us because we were young, decent-looking girls,” Sarah told a TV reporter. “I mean, no one else on the plane really looked like us, except us.” According to Nisreen, she asked for a bottle of water, but when the crew served everyone else, they refused her. Then, Sarah and another passenger got into an argument about the bathroom. Apparently the two caused such a disruption that backup was brought in, and Nisreen and Sarah were escorted off the plane and questioned for two hours. Who knows whose fault all of this was, but please, ladies, donâ€™t assume that everyone thinks youâ€™re good-looking. Being humble is much more attractive. [CNN] Keep reading »