April 30, 2013

More Than We Think

Two weeks ago Dove's latest project, Real Beauty Sketches was launched on Youtube and already has had over 35 million hits. If you haven't yet seen it, I think you might find it interesting. In the experiment women were asked to describe themselves to a forensic artist who drew them without being able to see them. Each woman was then drawn again but this time with a stranger describing them to the artist instead.

The result:

How other people see us is quite often much more favorable then how we see ourselves.

We all spend time being self-conscious about certain things that other people aren't even paying attention to!

For instance, how many times have we all had a zit and thought that it's the only thing people can see when they look at us?

Ahhh, I guess it's just human nature. It's not always all about the media and what is fed to us through big business. I bet way back when, like in the pioneering days for instance, women were still self-conscious when they got a zit.

Anyway, I've been impressed with Dove over the years and the messages they're trying to instill, whilst making a buck at the same time. They always get their share of bad press, as this one did, but on the whole I like where their head is.

If you missed Dove's Evolution of Beauty you can catch it here.

Also if you've already seen Real Beauty Sketches and you're ready for the parody/ guy version, it can be found here :-)

Hope you are having a good week,



  1. beautiful

    a little while back i made myself a cup of my favourite tea and have now been enjoying it together with reading you latest blogposts:
    i ALWAYS find so much meaning in what you share in your posts! they all have this red thread of essentialness to them.......and also a refreshing honesty that we in my opinion are in deep lack of nowadays. sometimes i want to express something special and because of writing in english instead of my own language i find myself in lack of the right words, now is one of those times but i do hope that you can understand what i am trying to express.

    thank you for your always so LOVELY comments when you visit my space! i want you to know that i cherish them very much : )
    a while back you wrote that you enjoyed my photos: thank you!
    the exact photo in that blogpost was actually taken by my husband because my arms where occupied with holding all this beautiful yarn that you see in the photo : )
    so once in a while he takes a photo or two but all the others ones i take myself. i am happy to know that you enjoy them!

    signs of spring is appearing here these days. i am very found of this season, must admit that spring is the one that is closest to my heart. may this season be a beautiful time for you and your loved ones dearest louise,


    1. V thank you for your lovely note. It's encouraging to hear that you feel that what I have to say is honest and a "red thread of essentialness". In a nutshell I guess that is what I try to bring to people. As you know, it's interesting having a blog. I try my best to write about what is in front of me.

      I so LOVE your photos and your simple posts about the simple things in life. You always make me slow down.

      xoxo to you too,

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