Friday, November 5, 2010

How Do I Look?

This is why I don't watch TV.

I had  no internet for a few days, and no homework, and nothing to read. So I had to resort to TV. I haven't actually sat and watched TV (other than movies) for more than a few minutes in.. probably a year?? Wow.

Faces pixilated so I don't get sued.
Anyway, I was waiting for my mom to pick me up and take me to Focus & Testing (this little company that calls you in to test shit other companies want to sell, like tea or shaving cream or new pizza toppings, etc) and she was quite late. While waiting, my grandma had on this TV show, "How Do I Look?"

The basis of the show is that these uber-doober stereotypically pretty girls take less pretty girls, and try to change how the less pretty girl looks. They have a family member and friend behind it too, telling the less pretty girl that what they wear is basically ugly and that they have "so much more potential" than to walk around wearing baggy or out-of-style clothing.

This girl they had on was a breast cancer survivor, a lil heavy, so she wore a lot of baggy stuff to cover up the lopsidedness and she just likes to be comfy. The celebrity lady was like "these are man clothes!" and how she should wear more "feminine" things. They then took each item of the girls clothes, insulted it, and then put it under this chute that sucked up the "ugly clothes". 

After all of that, they took the girl shopping and put her in all of these fancy clothes and heels and shit.

All the while, I'm just slightly appalled that these chicks think they have the right to say that what someone wears is shitty. I can understand if they were like "we know you've been through a lot and are self conscious and want to feel relaxed, but it's alright to dress up sometimes!" But no, they weren't like that. 

I liked the before better!
What's wrong with people today? Girls don't ALWAYS have to be "fashionable". Hell, if you only wear "fashionable" things, then you're just killing your originality. Who wants to wake up everyday, spend an hour or more doing hair and make up, stay in a tight dress all day and walk in heels all the time? Why can't we just go "fuck it" and walk out in a loose shirt and old pair of jeans and sneakers? Who is to say what is feminine and what is not? (In clothing, at least). Why do girls always have to be feminine, anyway?

Maybe if the show was about boosting the girls self confidence, and not saying they dress badly, I'd have liked it better. But I find it mean and wrong.

 And for any citation rights, whatever, I got the pictures off of the "How Do I Look?" slide show website. 


  1. I agree with almost all of this but the outfit on the left in the first photo really is terrible by any standard.

    I think it is silly that these shows always show a girl/lady with hours of make-up, $80+ salon hair style, and dressed up for some type of an event. People know that nobody is going to dress like this all the time or maintain the make-up and hair style all the time.

    They just deceive the young and help sponsors sell shit. We all know a hot chick can wear a hoodie and $20 jeans and look hot.

  2. Hahaha I think it's just the skirt :P I like stripes! At least she's more likely to wear that than a purple ball gown!

    Plus, on their website, they were all in dresses >< Hoodie and jeans > fancy dress.

  3. Public humiliation. That's what all these so-called reality shows thrive on. I described an even worse one in Game of Death.

    No internet for a few days? I went without the internet and TV for five months over the summer. Did me no harm.

  4. Ahh they really do, and it's pathetic!

    And yeah, I have too, many times. This didn't do me much harm (since I had school work to do that needed a computer) but it kind of annoyed me since the company we had kept screwing up for the past few months.

  5. I think anyone will look better in what they feel reflects who they are. It will be shown in their demeanor whether or not they like what they are wearing. I have found my look that reflects who I am is a T shirt under a nice dress shirt with a hoody and my leather jacket. Jeans that are comfortable and my comfy white sneakers. Its a weird combo but I like the way it reflects how I feel :)

  6. THat's sure a lot of shirts hahahah xD


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