How to find the perfect balance between strength and softness, even when it comes to beauty?
It’s one of those things that we’re all pursuing; we want that strong look but with a little tenderness around the edges. (Ok, so maybe we’re not just talking about hair or makeup here now…)(“Be tough” vs “Be vulnerable” — it’s all super complicated)
And that internal conflict is something that manifests in what we search for in how we look.
So maybe that’s why I was so enamored with the beauty look at Carven this season. The easy, soft wave that flowed behind models as they strolled down the runway, the bare makeup felt real – not overdone. But it was this simplicity – as though each of them had strolled off a Fellini set – contrasted with Ana’s subtle septum piercing that really had me smitten. It made me believe that grunge truly is a classic (or did we know that already?).
I had a nose ring for years, and it was something that I always had to consider, and I tiptoed around a little at times — I started avoiding heavy leather and more masculine silhouettes. Instead, I retreated to a more feminine approach to style and beauty.
And so, I wonder how much tough you let in and how much soft? Do we all do the counterbalancing act? With a piercing or a haircut, or something less obvious? And where do you find that perfect balance?