How did this happen?
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Okay.We here at Good Enough is Good are ambivalent all over the place about this Garnier Nutrisse commercial. It’s been out for a while, apparently, but seems to be in heavy airplay all of a sudden on Cartoon Network, oddly enough, airing between some inane boy shows that our small offspring were watching.
We think Tina Fey is smart, funny, sexy, and real.
But look at that skirt. That is a fidiculous skirt (a word similar to fugly, coined by a little one who couldn’t say his r’s). She pairs it with green Chuck Taylors, but it’s still tulle ballernia crazy sauce, ironic Converse or no.
A related discussion reared its ugly head when Fey let Vogue photshop her scar. But that’s complicated: it’s not a happy memory, that scar, and so we wouldn’t dare to comment on her choices as to when she shows it or doesn’t.
There was a column that declared, “Stay Frumpy, Tina Fey.” We don’t know that we agree with that, either. She’s a pretty woman. She should be able to dress up or down as suits her mood. We do.
Here’s why we’re confused. Good Enough is Good is all about doing what feels right. There is nothing wrong with trying on different looks, exploring things that feel new or out of the norm. Hair color is tricky for us, right now, but only because we’re in the “do I cover up or celebrate the gray?” mode. But for many women hair color’s just fun. And that is fine by us.
As long as a woman revels in her imperfect perfection. Is still true to who she is.
This commercial doesn’t ring true to us. We’re not quite sure how this woman got talked into that foofy confection of a garment, but we doubt it was her idea.
So here we sit, a puddle of mixed female feelings and feminist twitchiness and other stuff we can’t put a finger on.
If you can sort it out for us, please do. What do you make of it?