Monday, May 30, 2011

Glamour . . Enhancement, Magical, or Malicious?????

Is there anything wrong with a bit of glamour?  Is it unrealistic or is it ambitious to reach for that little bit of extra-ness or enhancment that brings us closer to the mental concept of our ideals & our interests .  You can glamour things in your life as a way to personally affirm their importance or their significance to you.  It is when glamourous powers are used for evil that it becomes malicious ie; 

X-Glamour your self Image to gain approval of the masses.

X-Glamour specific details of your resume.

X-Glamour the truth by leaving out MINOR details that hold MAJOR significance..

Umm well unfortunately that last one I've never quite experienced.  Wait not that I've ever been guilty of  the previous three either ( ----->Input Glamour Statement here about Beyonce, Paul Mitchell Rabell& Sachika, being positive examples of glamour as empowerment in order to distract neonfix.blogspot visitors from my self defamation of charchter #POW<------).  On that note please read on for the Wikipedia encyclopedia definition of Glamour as a statement. (smh,  @Nelleneon Wipes sweat from brows and exhales)

Glamour originally was a magical-occult spell cast on somebody to make them believe that something or somebody was attractive. In the late 19th century terminology a non magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became 'a glamour'.[1] Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.
Virginia Postrel says that for glamour to be successful nearly always requires sprezzatura - an appearance of effortlessness, and to appear distant - transcending the everyday, to be slightly mysterious and somewhat idealised, but not to the extent it is no longer possible to identify with the person.[1] Glamorous things are neither opaque, hiding all, nor transparent showing everything, but translucent, favourably showing things.[2]
The early Hollywood star system in particular specialised in Hollywood glamour where they systematically glamorised their actors and actresses.[1]
Glamour can be confused with a style, which is adherence to a particular school of fashion, or intrinsic beauty; whereas glamour can be external and deliberate.

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