“You have such a Beautiful Face…”

How many times have you heard this?  Welcome to world of what we like to call backhanded compliments. You’re being told you’re beautiful, but (yes there’s a “but” in there, no pun intended), apparently your body isn’t.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in our most confident moments, we know we are the most beautiful women in the world. Then you hear things like this.

The first thing that pops into my head is…”OK, so no other part of me is beautiful?” Then I say, “whatever.” My hubby thinks I’m beautiful and that’s all I care about. Sometimes, it’s not that easy for other women. The very talented singer Adele is not one of those women.

Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, was recently quoted in Metro Paris calling Adele “a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face.” He has apologized and said he’s a fan. But, who’s really going to believe it after all his year’s of negative comments against women?

Should we care about what one of the world’s most famous designers thinks? I say yes…and no.

Yes, because he’s crazy famous and has fashion influence beyond what we can imagine.
This gives him a platform which allows him to spread his ugly ugly words to the world.

No, because as Jacqueline commented on my Facebook page: “We’ve got to stop getting angry when we hear that word. It takes the lovely out of you when you allow stupid & foolish people to give negative meaning to it.” Makes sense. Besides, the 78-year-old designer apparently has his own body image issues where he feels the need to take it out on others.

If anything, this “scandal” has brought to light how confident and strong Adele is. She’s not too concerned with what anyone has to say about her body. She told People magazine; “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines,” she says. “I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.

That’s all I needed to read. Sing on Adele!

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