Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Propriety and Danger

When women put on a face, they continue to express ideas of naturalness and artifice, authenticity and deception, propriety and danger, modernity and tradition.  Making up remains a gesture bound to perceptions of self and body, the intimate and the social - a gesture rooted in women's everyday lives.
Peiss, K. Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture, Metropolitan Books, 1998

The Girls

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