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Re: Real Beauty Sketches

Postby MizLzie » April 21st, 2013, 1:43 pm

I had an interesting reaction to that when I first saw it... My immediate thought was that I would do the opposite. That the me I see in my head is better looking than the reality. You would think having a nicer image in my brain is a good thing, but thinking about what the difference would be hurt a lot. Like, why can't I just see my reality and accept it, instead of trying to "pretty" myself up. :/

It's a good idea, I just had a messed up response.
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Re: Real Beauty Sketches

Postby Cheldoll » April 21st, 2013, 5:37 pm

Love it! I'm very fond of Dove's ad campaigns lately.

MizLzie wrote:My immediate thought was that I would do the opposite. That the me I see in my head is better looking than the reality.


I'm willing to bet that some of the women thought the same thing. I think it's not so much the you-in-your-head vs the you-in-your-mirror as it is the you-that-you-see vs the you-that-the-rest-of-the-world-sees, if that makes any sense. You're still a harsher critic of yourself than anyone else is so I imagine if you were describing yourself to the artist dude you'd try to stay close to what you think is reality -- which, quite frankly, is probably wrong. The end result from how other people describe you would probably be closer to the image in your head than the one you described yourself.
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