Not likely, but it’s nice to see that at least one aspect of my “style” (such as it is) seems actually to be in style. The New York Times Thursday Styles section, always slightly behind the curve, reports that the no-makeup look is all the rage in France, and that French women think American women are trashy and overdone. They even like crooked teeth! Amen to that. Although I will say my lack of full makeup (it’s a major Day of Beauty if I walk out the door with anything more than concealer and mascara) is due more to laziness than idealism, I applaud the emphasis on skin care over camouflage.

Now if unkempt hair and tattered t-shirts paired with hand-me-down jeans come into fashion, I’ll be a style icon.

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