Stories, TheGirlAtFirstAvenue

Guest Post by Red Handed.

November 7, 2011
She’s witty, she’s brutally honest, she has an in-you-face attitude and she says exactly what’s on her mind! And you’ve got to love her for that! Her posts make you laugh, cry and laugh even more all at the same time. She’s a lawyer in the making, she’s practical, has her head on her shoulders and most important – she has her heart in the right place. She’s somebody whose tweets I look forward to, and someone whose attitude I’ve grown to love and admire! She’s none other than RED HANDED (‘coz she prefers to remain anonymous…. just adds to the mysterty doesn’t it ;))
Check out her blog at RED HANDED

We all try to copy someone else. Don’t tell me that you have never ever tried to copy someone’s style, the way they dress, do their hair or the kind of clothes they wear. Look at celebrities for example. The salons were flooded the day Karthik calling Karthik’s movie trailer got out. Everyone wanted Deepika Padukone’s haircut in that movie. When it comes to guys, I am sure you would have seen many Ghajini’s walking around, though not even one could pull the look off. We all have been wannabes at some point of our lives, though we could never come face to face with that fact.

So talking about being wannabes, my eyes are being tormented by people who I swear cannot pull off what they wear. You should drape yourself according to your body shape, your overall personality, your colour, your age and your attitude. Don’t wear something because FTv says that it is the fashion of the moment. Don’t wear it because Rani Mukherjee wore it in her latest movie. Oh God! How many Babli’s I saw when the movie Bunty aur Babli released.

So these are certain things people do with their face and body that ends up making them look like world class wannabes.
1)  Low waist skinny jeans 
Just because those chicks in the Levis ad look sexy in it, doesn’t mean that everyone can pull off that look. If you are too skinny or if you are really chubby with a potbelly, please do not wear these. Go for mid waist jeans, which will help you hide that fat. For the really skinny chicks, go for high waist pants and trousers, because they are the real in things and only you can look hot in them.

2) Red Lipstick 
     You need the right skin tone to do justice to these. I see so many dusky skin toned chicks wearing blood red lipstick which almost makes like look like blood thirsty cave women. If you still want to wear red lipstick, you get shades which suit your tone and according to your lip shape because there are so many shades of red. Really thin lips look really ugly in blood red lipstick.
                                                     SHADES OF RED LIPSTICK
                                                   CHOOSE YOUR SHADE WELL
3) Sleeveless tops
     If your arms are too fat like mine, do not go for sleeveless tops, or mega sleeves, or puff sleeves. You can look equally sexy in three fourth sleeves and also no one can pull off a full sleeve other than you. To hide your arm flab, go for sleeves which are a bit longer than the normal ones. True story!
4) Colored Lens
     Please stop wearing coloured lens! Nothing looks as sexy black eyes. Coloured lens look ridiculous and so artificial. They make your eyes look spooky and trust me everyone will ask you if those are lens because if God did not give you coloured eyes, he meant that you look just dazzling in those black or brown eyes.
                                                                          SPOT THE REAL     
5) Hair straightening
    This is really overexposed. Why do I see everyone with straightened hair these days? Where are those normal beautiful wavy hairs? I am not against straightened hair actually I support the whole look it gives, provided the person can carry it off. Please try temporary straightening first and get feedback from your GENUINE friends, before hopping into permanent. Besides it ruins the texture of your hair and within 3 months you end up looking like Tarzan, with your hair twisting at random spots.
                                                          Which one do you prefer?
So next time you go for a new style or try to copy someone’s look, please look at the mirror and really look at your style, your personality and your body shape. Think if what you are going to wear will look good on you and not attract giggles from others. People might not even tell you that you look pathetic in what you wear because that is how this world works. Wear what suits you and not something which you want to but cannot and should not.

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  • Reply Agam November 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I love this post..a) it makes up for such a fresh read..b) I so like her on the face attitude..way to go girl!!
    Colored lenses truly are the spookiest idea ever..also I liked the 'Tarzan hair' bit alot 🙂
    Well done!!

  • Reply Taj Acosta November 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Great post! Nice writing style! xo

  • Reply Gayatri November 8, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Haha! I wear low waist skinnys, red lipstick & sleeveless tops. And I'm a size bigger than I should be. And I straighten my hair occasionally! Looks like I have to make myself a T-Shirt that says “World Class Wannabe” 😉 … Thankfully no fake lenses though!


  • Reply Nidhi November 8, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Such an amazing post. Sometimes I myself feel like telling people walking on the road trying to be someone else. The key is- You are beautiful… just the way you are.

  • Reply Keirthana November 8, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Awesome post RED 🙂 I have always been sadly Fashion-impaired to some extent. Meaning, I cannot try out something different and pull it off. I need someone who has a fashion sense to assure me that it will look good when am trying a new kind of outfit.

  • Reply Soumya November 8, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Woohoo this is a typical Red post! 🙂

    I'm not too skinny and they cay i carry off the low waist skinny jean very well so I stick on to it. Lipsticks never been a fantasy and I stick on to plain boring lip balm. Colored lenses is such a no no for me. I have to wear lenses for sight anyway 🙂

    Naturally donned with straight hair so that's not a problem either. This post made me feel good somehow 🙂

    Thanks Red. And thanks Chandana for having her here.

  • Reply maithili November 8, 2011 at 6:44 am

    @RED: The post is so typically red! Andd the first pic is yours 🙂 🙂 So I win spot the real 😀 😀 Also the post went hand in hand with the theme of Chandana's blog 😀 😀

    @chandana : Good choice for a guest post 🙂

  • Reply Red Handed November 8, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Hey Chandana thankyou sooooo very much for taking up this post and publishing on ur blog. Means a lot babe!
    @Agam- hey Thanks a lot for reading! Mean it!
    @Taj Acosta- Thanks!
    @Gayathri- Hey dont call urself tht. If u take pull f the look even with the curves, then I say go for it!!
    @Nidhi- Exactly! Y wear something which u dont look good in
    @Keirthana- You are beautiful! and yes it always good to get assistance
    @Soumya- Hheheh you are slim and I am jealous of you coz f tht. I am sure you look awesome in those skinny jeans
    @Maithili- Hhehe yes yes u won :P. Thanks a lot sweet!

  • Reply Mystical Skeptical Me November 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

    @Chandana: Good one here! 😀

    @Red: Hahaha, totally you and so loved it! Your eyes are pretty, okayy? 😀 And that Muffin with jeans had me cracking up! 😀

    PS: Were you in Carmel Convent School, Bhopal before? I am curious.

  • Reply Suruchi November 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

    @Red-my god, you have fashion tastes too…and aren't we the unlucky dogs to still not catch a glimpse of the diva! those low waist jeans on any body type get to my nerves for it is such a sight when the person adorning them sits or bends!

    @Chandana-spot on in the introduction and this space is getting hotter and spicier:-)

  • Reply The Dainty Doll's House November 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Great post, I agree, just be yourself and wear what you like and what looks right for you!! xx

  • Reply Red Handed November 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    @MSM- Thnks for reading babe and YES 😛
    @Suruchi- DIVA??? Gahahahah Me not even close to it. A plum normal chick 😀
    @The Dainty Doll's House- Thankyou 🙂

  • Reply ☆ Rià ღ November 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    gr8 post and so agree with each n every point u have raised RH. 🙂

  • Reply Mystical Skeptical Me November 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    @Red: So I know you now. 😀 😀 And ofcourse, you know me too. 😀 😛

  • Reply ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini November 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    That was quite a refreshing read. Recently this was a topic doing rounds during our lunch in the office cafeteria. Why do people often dress ridiculously? Don't they see themselves in a mirror before they head to office? Aaah ! some are really baaaaaad. If they are able to pull off then its a different story altogether, but its much obvious that they are typically imitating/copying styles from others. Very good tips on the sleeves.

  • Reply Reicha Ahluwalia November 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    @Red –> Must say a commendable post it is 🙂

    I wear low waist skinny jeans, cut sleeves and it suits me completely. All thanks to the perfect body curves 😉
    Yep i like that point when you suggest people to be real(avoid colored lens).Natural beauty sparks even in dim.
    No comments about lipstick 😛 RED is my super duper favorite color and nailprints/lipsticks of RED shades are irresistible. Ok it doesn't go with everyone so what to do ? “A woman's desire often makes her blind” 😛 😛

  • Reply Priyanka Kamath November 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Buahaha ! This is so awesome Red 😉
    I love !

    And to the owner of the blog, I love your blog:) It's awesome:)

  • Reply AKILA VENKAT November 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    THANK GOD FOR THIS POST! Hopefully people DO take it into account and get sensible! GOOD JOB BABE!

  • Reply R-A-J November 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Well said, Red 🙂

    Think ppl shud stick to wht they're gud in, rather thn believein wht the idiot box tells thm..

    loved the pics, Red 🙂

    nice read 🙂

  • Reply Sameera November 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Muffin top! Buha ha ha ha!

  • Reply Sameera November 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Oh btw.. I so agree with the 3/4th sleeves. Arm flab 🙁

  • Reply Jennifer Fabulous November 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I couldn't agree with this post more!!

    I especially agree with the red lipstick. I have yet to find a shade of red that looks decent on me, so I stay away from the stuff. (My upper lip is thin and lower lip is big, like a freak). And you're right, it takes a certain shape and size of lips to pull them off. My best friend has huge Angelina lips and whenever she wears red lipstick, she looks like a clown. I think medium sized lips are needed…

    And yeah, I never understood the colored contact thing. It's weird to me. :S

    Great guest post! 🙂

  • Reply Red Handed November 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

    @Ria- Thanks love!
    @MSM- 😛 Our little secret
    @ASHWINI- Exactly!Wear what suits u! Thanks for reading
    @Reicha Aholuwalia- Thankyou sooo very much.Now I am jealous f ur curves 😛
    @Priyanka Kamath- Thankyou sooo much
    @Akila Venkat- I hope so too!
    @R-A-J- First man to comment. Respect!!!!
    @Sameera- heeheh seriously no?!!!
    @Jennifer Fabulous- Hey I know some chicks with thin upper lip and a pouty lower lip. Its seductive! Gloss can do magic I guess. But yeh the right tone!

  • Reply Mystical Skeptical Me November 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

    @Red: 😛 Promised to be kept. 😀 *Pantomimes zipping up her lips and throwing the keys away*

  • Reply The life-a-holic November 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Loved the post!!Loved it to the maximum! It is a post which only Red can do justice to and it is totally the way she writes!! We definitely have to wear what we are comfortable in, rather than making others comfortably taunting behind us!!
    I straightened my hair few months back, and all I have to say is- NO MORE EXPERIMENTS!! :D:P!!

  • Reply Manju M November 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hey…Hi Miss Red Handed….
    I loved what you wrote…nice thoughts…
    The eyes…aah…the 2nd pic is of lenses…the 1st pic belongs to you…

  • Reply Red Handed November 10, 2011 at 6:48 am

    @MSM- 😀
    @The life-a-holic- heheh experimets are good but yeh something wich suits our style and the whole personality 🙂 Thanks a lot for tht lovely comment.
    @Manju M- Hheheh u guessed it right 😛

  • Reply PeeVee™ December 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Too late, me?
    Sorry 🙁

    And yeah, typical Red post:)
    And her eyes *sigh*

  • Reply Nikki February 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

    hahahah.. love this post….

  • Reply Little Drama Queen June 25, 2012 at 5:45 am

    heheehe.. even I had seen many babli's 😀
    anyways red handed, lovely writing. I think I am reading blogs the entire day today instead of working 😀

  • Reply Priyanka Artiste January 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Nice post again Red Handed..
    Loved your intro on the top…
    And yeah,.. that Dipika Padukone's haristyle copying thing has been very annoying experience for me too :p No i didn't copy that.. all my roommies did that…And it was aweful walking along with them..

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