Let me preface this by saying, that I don't believe this phenomenon is revolutionary or even very subversive in terms of gender-bending. But it IS a trend I've noticed, and one I can't help but enjoy.
Men have been donning this upper-lip facial hair for a long time, of course. It was a victorian trend, it was a 70's trend and now it looks to be a 2000's trend. But beyond the male moustache resurgance, I've notice a trend by those of us with the double x chromosome make-up. Nowadays fake eyelashes aren't the only false facial hair women are taking advantage of. Plenty are having fun with the contrast of a traditionally femme appearance in contrast with a striking patch of hair on the lip.
The first time I became aware of this trend was at a New Year's Eve
party last year. Someone showed up with a package of fake moustaches
and the ladies in attendance went nuts. They were wearing them all
night (crooked by end) and everyone looked decidedly cute with their added facial hair. (see below)
Then I saw some photos of Coco Rosie with one donning the 'tache.
I mentioned this to Andi, the editorial director here at Bitch, and she informed me that I'd need at least 3 instances for it to truly be a trend (and I'm not talkin' milk moustaches here). I took this on as a personal challenge. An enjoyable one too, because there's something so endearing about them. Well, dear sm[art] readers, many instances have presented themselves since!
And just today, I saw this photo on the first page of The Advocate—frankly, a fairly mainstream appearance of the moustache on a femme woman.
So what do you all think? Is it likable, annoying or uninteresting? Any major examples that I missed?
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