Confidence is a fabulous thing. I felt that Samantha Brick’s article yesterday, did step over the confident mark, and actually was fairly disrespectful to women. The implication that the only reason she hasn’t been asked to be bridesmaid at any girlfriend’s wedding, was because they all felt threatened that she would overshadow them, is possibly quite telling as to the real reason that she hasn’t been asked.
For anyone who didn’t see the article that I’m referring to, here it is – dailymail.co.uk/samanthabrick. As a Daily Mail writer, she had to be aware enough to know it would welcome some debate.
In my blog about Kelly Brook, that I did in December last year, I said that one of the things I admired most about her was her lack of focus, and discussion, on looks, and her appearance. I’ve also never heard her say anything negative, that I can recall, about anyone else’s appearance. She is someone who certainly isn’t disliked by women who know her, and indeed she was a bridesmaid at her friend Lisa’s wedding last year – chief bridesmaid!
Writing a beauty blog, isn’t about encouraging people to look a certain way. It’s about enhancing what we have, and about trying new things, and about looking after the only skin we will ever have (hopefully)!
I think it’s fantastic that Samantha feels confident in her appearance. But I don’t think that people’s reactions to her, should be immediately assumed as jealousy. My appearance doesn’t deserve a special mention, but I can only speak from my own perspective, and I love women. I’ve had very few situations where I’ve felt that women don’t like me for no reason. At the same time not everyone can like you – that’s the way of the world! But generally, I like women, and they like me.
Jealousy exists – of course it does. It’s an inner reaction that we all wish that we could avoid when it strikes, but looking within and thinking why am I feeling jealous, usually rationalises it.
Thankfully we all find different things attractive. The world would be a very sad place if we didn’t. And as women, and indeed human beings, being kind to each other, and judging people on how we find them, is the important thing.
Just on a side note – nothing is more beautiful to me, than my friend’s dog George. He truly is something I can’t take my eyes off!