"Red lip, classic thing that you like..." Okay Taylor. Let my lipstick color be.
So Taylor Swift is red lipstick and red lipstick is Taylor Swift. I'm not a Tay-hater. Tator. (Joke in reference to the potato delicacy that is a tator tot see here) I'm indifferent. I was a Taylor Swift fan back in the Fearless album era. That album was the best and may be the first whole album that I listened to ever. But modern-Tay doesn't really connect to me but I do appreciate her saying that she was wrong about feminism. And that she is a feminist. I think that her brand right now can definitely teach young girls about identity and that how someone - the media - views you does not matter.
And there's also the lesson that a girl can take over the world. I appreciate her.
But gosh darn it her name is interchangeable for red lipstick nowadays and I'd be lying if I said it did not bother me. For me red lipstick is not classic, it is rebellion. I remember some girls hated other girls who wore red lipstick in high school. I wore it, people hated it sometimes, see my previous post for more on that.
I'm just a jealous person and I know that. I think every person who considers red lipstick to be their "iconic thing" wants their name to be interchangeable with the lip color. It's something meant to make someone iconic but so many people wear it. How does that work? I don't know.
Maybe the lesson is that it can make you FEEL iconic and that's what is most important. It's a confidence thing. I see confidence in pin up girls because they are so comfortable in their art but some people don't understand it. I see confidence in Taylor Swift because she deals with so much speculation from the media. But if you connect with a trend so powerful for years, you join a force of powerful women to help you through rough times. Even if that trend is a lip color that you can pick up from Walgreens for $0.99.
How do you feel about Taylor Swift?