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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-16 21:16
Subject: Oh dear, here I go again
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Mood:distresseddistressed
Music:"How Do I Look"
Tags:rl, television
I turned on last night's How Do I Look? when I got home from knit night at Panera Bread. The episode was "Mistress of the Macabre: 37 year old Melody's Goth look" and already I'm annoyed because I *love* this woman as she was during the introduction. To me she seems smart, strong and self-confident. I also don't believe this "people in the office would respect her more and treat her better if she dressed more like other women." I am also delighted that she isn't offended that some of her co-workers have her in their phones as the "office beeeuuutch." Seeing as one of my coworkers has called me *beeeuuuutch" for going on twenty years, I think we're in the same boat, we don't care. As long as my coworkers do what I say when it's something I'm in charge of, I could not care less.

Now they're up to the getting rid of her clothes part of the episode and they're getting rid of her wonderful clothes. And the woman who fronts the show just said "I can understand Goth," which is entirely unbelievable.

I will admit the show conducted a pretty interesting experiment. They had Melody talk to a bunch of a people who could not see her (and who she could not see) and then had them guess which of five outfits belonged to her. None of them got it right. I'm not convinced that result means anything nor that it demonstrates that she needs to change her look. I will agree that Melody is more than her wardrobe appears to imply. She's not just smart and determined, she's also funny, interesting, and friendly (or at least a very good conversationalist).

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lolabobs
User: lolabobs
Date: 2013-07-17 06:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We don't have that show here, so I obviously can't comment with any knowledge, but it seems quite judgy mcjudgey. But then on the othe other hand, do the participants volunteer themselves for the show? If so, perhaps they are wanting a change? If not, if they're nominated it seems quite hurtful.

(there is a show here which is all about 'makeunder' - called "Marry, Snog, Avoid" where they 'tone down' those who do extreme make ups, which has a similar premise I suppose.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2013-07-19 16:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, no kidding. I'd be SO pissed if someone disposed of my clothing without my consent. Since you've seen the show you know that the participants agree to appear on the show but I'm not certain they completely understand what will happen and that everything they own clothing-wise is about to be gone. While trying to look something up about one of the episodes I stumbled across a post/comment from someone who was featured on a different episode than the one I was looking for. This woman said that after the show she was left with the six outfits in the collection she selected and that if it weren't for aunt giving her some hand-me-downs those would have been the only clothes she owned (she didn't have the money to go out and augment her new wardrobe).
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Thistlethorn
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2013-07-20 05:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Makeover shows almost ALWAYS make the subject look worse in the "After" pictures than in the "Befores."
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