Can you really fall out of bed looking good, like the New York Times says? "Goodbye, lip liners, brow pencils, spackled-on foundations. The hottest beauty trend of 2012 is imperfection":
The new look for the new year is effortless, minimalist, just-out-of-bed-with-your-lover, according to leading hair and makeup artists. They say that stiff coiffures, overdone eyes, defined lips and matte skin are out. Tousled hair, smudged eyeliner, dewy lips and luminous skin are in.
I don't know about you, but this is not a fashion trend that works for me. I don't feel like myself until I'm fully showered, dressed, and make-uped in the morning. And there's no way I'm leaving the house until those things happen (unless I'm going for a run outside). It doesn't seem proper to start the public part of your day without being fully put together. Besides, what's wrong with glamming it up!
But I must be out of the loop. After all, this article in today's Wall Street Journal informs me that teens have taken the "just-out-of-bed" look to a new high. They are going to school, to Starbucks, and to the mall wearing pajamas from their favorite brands (like Gap, Abercrombie, Victoria's Secret). If this is the new minimalism, there certainly seems to be a lot of effort that goes into it:
Juliana Dokas spends 45 minutes getting ready for school in the morning, straightening her hair, applying mascara and, some days, putting on her pajamas.
The 13-year-old wears a pair of red-plaid flannel pants to Murray Junior High in St. Paul, Minn., along with a rotation of baggy sweatpants and flared yoga pants. She pairs them with a "cami" (camisole tank top), a "hoodie" (hooded sweatshirt) and fuzzy slippers. "It's both comfortable and cool," the eighth-grader says of her lounge-around style.
I realize that this is now a fashion trend, which is probably why it merits an article in two national publications, but it doesn’t matter what the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal say: spending your day outside in pajamas makes you look like a slob, not a fashion maven.