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to be horrified that the only way is essex 'look' is spreading throughout the southeast!

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discorabbit Fri 25-Jan-13 21:46:07

fake eyelashes and tons of eyeliner a kimbo everywhere

MurderOfGoths Sat 26-Jan-13 14:48:29

It's not a look I'd go for, and it's not necessarily flattering, but if it makes someone happy and isn't causing harm how the hell does it matter to anyone else?

piprabbit Sat 26-Jan-13 14:40:57

I live in Essex and don't know anyone who dresses like Towie.
We mostly wear UGGs and trainers. The older mums wear jeans and the young mums wear baggy joggers. We look tired and a bit frazzled. Except for the ones that don't wink.

Evenings are different - but I don't think Essex has ever had a monoploy on chilly girls with spidery eyelashes.

MurderOfGoths Sat 26-Jan-13 14:36:05

"Your parents aren't supposed to like your look when you're a teenager

I thought everyone knew this?"


Though saying that, my mum kept trying to steal my Alchemy Gothic jewellery hmm

LayMizzRarb Sat 26-Jan-13 14:33:56

Horrified? Get a grip.
If what other people wear affects you personally, maybe you need a hobby.
I bet you could not look me in the eye and say you have NEVER bought anything or worn anything with just a little bit of 'what will my neighbours/friends think? in the equation. Be it an outfit/furniture/car etc etc..
Get off your high horse carefully, lest you hurt yourself.

Smudging Sat 26-Jan-13 12:48:49

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mrsjay Sat 26-Jan-13 12:48:24

I spose you are right bella I don't like it either my dds don't dress that way , but if women want too then that is really up to them some women like to look sexualised just look at Pamela Anderson,

Smudging Sat 26-Jan-13 12:47:54

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Bella88 Sat 26-Jan-13 12:46:48

Yes but where did it originate? Certainly not from musicians, actresses or Vogue magazine.

mrsjay Sat 26-Jan-13 12:44:36

it is more jersey shore and Towie that is the influence not play boy or porn imo,

Bella88 Sat 26-Jan-13 12:38:19

It's a horribly pornified, all exaggerated femininity like blow up dolls come to life.

Why are young girls and women being influenced by Playboy dollies and porn actresses? How sad that this has now become a mainstream image to aspire to.

mrsjay Sat 26-Jan-13 11:58:49

The reason I don't like it is that they all look like clones; where's the originality?

as somebody cleverer than me pointed out on a thread yesterday we are not original we are tribal and people like to follow trends, even the "indie" kids they all look exactly the same

mrsjay Sat 26-Jan-13 11:57:02

It has been in scotland for ages loads of girls wander about as if they are in the sugar hut grin if they are happy then don't see why not I dont like it but hey ho, some of the lashes are huge though.

Icelollycraving Sat 26-Jan-13 11:52:56

Yanbu to dislike it but Yabu with the snarky comments.

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 26-Jan-13 10:12:55

I think it's an ugly look, I choose not to do any of it.
I am more horrified by the people who attempt to make others feel bad about their choices and to set out what is and isn't an acceptable appearance.
Go ahead and be orange and glittery with spiked heels, or tattooed and pierced or goth or flowerchild hippy or twinset and pearls. I love diversity and tolerance for others' choices.
I'd truly hate to live in a uniform society.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 26-Jan-13 09:28:21

The reason I don't like it is that they all look like clones; where's the originality?

As a 'look' I don't think it enhances young women's natural beauty; far from it. I find it looks very artificial. DD has a fair complexion and wavy/curly hair; both are beautiful in themselves and would not benefit from being covered in fake tan or straightened.

Bella88 Sat 26-Jan-13 01:28:50

Rancid auld trouts the lot of 'em, even the young 'uns.

Chottie Fri 25-Jan-13 23:44:54

Very popular look in the SE too. I see lots of school girls with full make-up on on their way to school. They all carry large handbags to carry their school stuff in.

MoominmammasHandbag Fri 25-Jan-13 23:37:21

Agree it is a very ugly look; thankfully my DD has been there, done that. I actually think that look is on the way out in our Northern town.

usualsuspect Fri 25-Jan-13 23:28:59

Cheap and chavvy?

Get over yourself.

ConfusedPixie Fri 25-Jan-13 23:28:15

I thought it was on the decline as well, it seems to be. I don't like it personally but couldn't care less if others do. The only thing that actually bugs me about it is when I get the "What? You're from Essex? But you don't look like you're from Essex..." comments. Every. Bloody. Time.

It's just a trend, much like being an emo kid was a trend when I was in school (didn't like that look either though it was my friend's preferred look!) and whatever trends were about when you were in school.

Though I think everybody makes judgements based on first meetings and appearances, even if they claim not too. You just have a thought in your mind when you first see somebody and what your expectation of their personality is. I choose to embrace that and see it as a personal experiment on my pre-conceived perceptions and notions though.

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 23:27:55

YANBU. We're in the North and I hate the fact that my highly educated, intelligent DD1 (20) suddenly feels the need to channel her 'inner Jordan'. I can't get my head round inch thick foundation, false eyelashes and the whole 'piled with slap' look in the daytime! I know I'm old but I just can't see why she would want to look (IMO) 'cheap and chavvy'. She's a pretty girl without looking soooo fake.

meltedcreditcard Fri 25-Jan-13 23:22:41

They do it in the South West too!

OTTMummA Fri 25-Jan-13 23:15:35

It is a very odd look on some people, there is a young woman who works at the hairdressers opposite me who just keeps getting darker and darker, she is somewhere between teak and mahogany, the tanning stuff is all over her fingers, making her hands look filthy! But she is do stunning, really beautiful face, lovely figure and long dark natural hair, you can tell she has freckles as well, which I think are lovely, but she seems to want to plaster over all her natural loveliness, that I find really sad.

MooMooSkit Fri 25-Jan-13 22:55:18

YABU for being "horrified"

YANBU for thinking it's a horrid look.

VelvetSpoon Fri 25-Jan-13 22:51:29

I don't specifically change my look for court. I don't dress up to the nines every day, I like there to be a bit of difference between my day look and my night time look. I think most people do the same.

and I look how I want to. Every boyfriend I have ever had whilst appreciating how I look in all my finery grin has also said I look fine without makeup, and I don't need it, but I like it, so I wear it!

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