Kate and Pippa Middleton: Two plain janes ruling the beauty & fashion heap
Are Pippa and Kate Middleton the new faces of "beauty"? The sisters now rule the limelight because the elder is marrying into royalty and the younger is the chief bridesmaid. So, since they're up there and they're constantly in the news it should follow that they now represent a new kind of beauty and the new leaders of fashion, right?
Honestly, without a drop of envy from a plain woman's point of view? Kate is only mildly pretty and Pippa Middleton looks like a guy with hairy balls. There, the plain and honest opinion of a woman who doesn't really care about the matter but is totally fed up with all these royal wedding hysteria.
Pippa and Kate Middleton are not ugly women. But neither are they beautiful in the true sense of the word. You want beauty? Nicole Kidman. Angelina Jolie. Halle Berry. Charlize Theron. No, dear. Jennifer Aniston is only attractive and Emma Watson pixie-like. Julia Roberts is only magical and Meryl Streep is a classic. It doesn't matter. Both Pippa and Kate may be rich and well-connected, but there's no arguing the fact that they're also plain-looking women, period. And there's nothing wrong with that. A mildly attractive woman who can hold the attention of a charming prince long enough for him to want to marry her is tops on my list anytime.
What is totally objectionable about all this fawning and oh-ahing is the seeming attempt by fashion critics to render the entire world blind as bats when they look at Pippa and Kate. Is it really important that Kate Middleton reach the legendary status of Diana? Because honestly as the next fashion leader, she looks too common (referring to the way she looks and not to her breeding) to even be the leader of anything. The same goes for Pippa Middleton, who's really not that photogenic either. She may be charming and pretty in person but as a subject of photography? She sucks big time.
The true measure of Kate's beauty is this: Do our eyes follow her and only her when we see pictures of her with Prince William? Does the prince fade in the background when Kate is beside him? Look at old pictures of Diana and Charles. Just about any toad can stand beside Diana and we won't even notice. Prince Philip could even exchange places with Charles during the marriage vows and we wouldn't care. Does anyone even remember what Charles looked like the day he and Diana got married? What was he wearing? What was he doing? He and Diana exchanged a kiss on the terrace but did it really matter even if it was Andrew doing the kissing as long as the woman was Diana? No wonder Charles went gaga and went and hid inside Camilla's unwashed doodah.
Prince William does not fade beside Kate. He stands tall and commanding beside her and is obviously confident in his own skin. He may have thinning hair like his dad but he looks so much like his mom that it doesn't matter. He is a superstar, no doubt about it. Unlike Charles, he will not be marrying a supernova who will eventually eclipse and dim his star. Kate's plainness, in fact, seems to show his beauty off to better light. In the looks department, it's the royal guy this time who leads and not his plain Jane bride, which makes this the fairytale for the new age.
As for Pippa, four words: guy with hairy balls . 'Nough said.