Saturday, July 19, 2014

Black Beauty - #WhatTheBlack

What does Black signify to you?
Something to be afraid of or something desirable?

In some cultures black is considered inauspicious, fair skin is prized over dark skin, so can black really be beautiful? and desirable?

I think it can. For the following reasons

1. Chocolate - Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate - they all come in various shades of black and each one is more delicious than the other.

2. The LBD - most women would know that Coco Chanel said that a "Little Black Dress" is a must-have in any woman's wardrobe. Just look at Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". A Little Red Dress, can never make as much impact as a Little Black Dress.

3. DSLR cameras - While some companies, do offer a couple of colour variants, most DSLR cameras and their lenses are black. Each of those lenses are such sleek pieces of technology and have grace in functionality.

4. Kajal - which Indian woman, ignores Kajal in her make up routine, even our harried mothers, who had no time for make-up wore kajal. On Diwali day the soot collected from the Holy Diya is applied on the inner eyelids of everyone (male or female) in the family.

5. Teak Wood Furniture - Whenever I think of the fun times we have had at my grandparents house, I also remember the beautiful dark solid teakwood furniture. It withstood all childhood pranks and seemed as steady and solid as my grandparents. Even today when my grandparents are no more, their solid black furniture still stands.

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