The women, who wear natural looks such as afros, dreadlocks, and braids, are a rare find. For most black women it’s either relaxed hair or hair that doesn’t even grow from their own scalps. As Shakur states: “When you go through all your life processing and abusing your hair so it will look like the hair of another race of people, then you are making a statement and that statement is clear. I don’t care if it’s the curly, conk, latex, locks or whatever, you’re making a statement” (174).
The charismatic Covergirl mascara advertisement is impressive in capturing the attention of young fashionable females than the reliable Maybelline mascara advertisement because of its elegant color, memorable slogan, and images of beauty. To being, Covergirl’s advertisement is more successful in selling its product to fashionable young females because, of the elegant colors. Taylor Swift, a country music singer is the model that is taking up most the page with her bare pale skin tone, ocean blue eyes, and soft pink lips. Taylor has recently been in the line light for her innocent fashion and beauty. Taylor Swift has her golden hair pin back off her face.
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD".  The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.
The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt No matter the time period, country, or society, no one can deny the importance of women’s roles throughout history. Some have been powerful, influential rulers while others have had to suffer and be treated as weaker and insignificant. In some societies, women were treated as property and were only considered as valuable as their family or husband. On the other hand, ancient Egypt allowed women much more freedom. I am interested in this topic because Egyptian society is interesting to me and I think that they had a good system for gender roles.
Lind’s delicate beauty and graceful nature stem from the fact that she is not forced to do physically demanding work. It is because of this exemption from labour that Lind is able to take the time and care to use fragranced oil, soft soap and delicate clothing. Lind’s beauty is foreign to the Gare’s and she is often admired within the household: “Amelia glanced at her quickly and saw how pretty she was in a blue silk gown that seemed to make her hair even more lustrous and her skin more delicate” (Ostenso, 39). Judith offers a sharp contrast to Lind’s dainty nature. Judith possesses a powerful, wild and strong character that has been hardened through years of strenuous work.
Denise Lathan Mrs. Jaclyn Mallan-King ENC 1102 Critical Essay (option 4) "How it Feels to be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston Visionaries are people who see the world in a fresh and unique way and Zora Neale Hurston, in my opinion, was one. She considered every human being as an equal and never let anyone let her think the opposite. In her essay, "How it Feels to be Colored Me" Hurston shows us how proud she is about being a girl of color in a world full of discrimination against black people. I applaud her attitude because she shows that there is no better weapon to fight discrimination than having a high level of self-esteem. I close my eyes and I can see Zora as a little girl living in the little Negro Town of Eatonville in Florida a town exclusively for blacks.
Dee's physical beauty can be defined as one of her biggest assets. The fact that Maggie sees Dee "with a mixture of envy and awe" (409) cues the reader to Dee's favorable appearance. The simplistic way in which Walker states that "Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure" (410) gives the reader the idea that Dee's beauty has made it easier for her to be accepted outside her family in society. We are left with the impression that Dee's appearance is above average. Walker plays on Dee's physical beauty to contrast the homeliness of Maggie and her mother.
Both poems show themes of a strong woman, independent woman, and slightly uncertain woman. Strong women do not have to be muscular to be considered strong, but proud and knowledgeable about themselves. For instance, the speaker in “I Shall Paint My Nails Red” states, “Because I am proud of my hands./ Because it will remind me I’m a woman” (Satyamurti, lines 2-3). She is not saying that she is fit or goes to the gym frequently, just that she is proud of the body she has, specifically her hands, and that sometimes we forget that as women, we can be feminine and show that in many different ways. She is also declaring her womanhood and taking pride in the fact that she can enjoy the life she has been given and she is showing this through painting her nails with such a versatile color.
The Figure- 8, also know as hourglass shape of women was accentuated at this time. Working women also kept their femininity intact, they wore close-fitting skirt suits that accented their curves. They accompanied this outfit by wearing veiled hats with feathers, gloves, and small purses. The poodle skirt is most associated with fashion of the 1950’s, but it was by no means what all the women were wearing. Pleated skirts that gave off the tailored look were favored at this time, and hemlines were to the knee, or just below it.
Apple Cream 10/3/2012 A Time for Colored Women Empowerment Dating back when movies were first being produced, women of color were portrayed as “irrelevant and oblivious” (Snead, p. 79). Their main purpose was to serve the white characters, for they were mainly seen as maids. When a colored female was on screen with a main role, she was very promiscuous, subservient and obedient to their fellow male characters, or played the well know image of the “Mammy.” They played static characters, never changing or elevating from their role. As we fast forward to today’s times, the role of colored women has changed. Colored women are seen in a different light, where they are powerful, intelligent, and independent.