Welcome to our One Year Anniversary post of the Charity Jean Photography blog! Yay! *commence streamers and noisemakers and such*
What better way to celebrate than to have a second "Annual" something post. In case you missed last years, 10 Fads We Hope End with 2013 post, you should definitely check it out!
But we have compiled yet another list of faux-pas, no-nos, and outright atrocities for the year 2014. Check it out! And please feel free to add anything you think should have (or should have not) made the list!
Happy New Year!
I know selfies have been gaining popularity for a few years now, but am I the only one who thinks things got way out of hand this year? I'm sick of getting a front row view looking up people's nostrils. I'm also bored to death of seeing shirtless guys posing in backwards ball caps before bathroom mirrors and of seeing provocative poses from 13 year olds. And now, you can buy your own selfie stick! So you can look less self-absorbed when viewers believe someone else cared enough to take a picture of you in the bathroom...
I don't like it, and I'll leave Colbie Caillat to make my argument.
If your significant other doesn't recognize you the first time he sees your face naked, there's a problem...
8) Thigh gap
The skinny fad is nothing new. But the term "thigh gap" is. This is the phenomenon that occurs when a woman stands up with knees touching and there is still a gap between her thighs. This is the ultimate perfection that women can attain through rigorous dieting (not exercising; if you exercise you'll have muscles that touch and that's just unattractive). Here's the thing though- thigh gap can only be attained by a) anorexia, b) abnormally low (and unhealthy) BMI, OR c) physical abnormality (that means your BONES AREN'T NORMAL). But this is the "norm" by which we hold ourselves accountable because if we don't reach this epitome, we ugly, ugly, ugly.
7) Fat is the new beautiful
Oh, did I step on some toes! I bet I did... I feel like society is trying to push fat is beautiful. Mmm...no. People are beautiful; healthy is beautiful. Fat isn't. I am not saying it gives anyone the right to belittle another person; you never have that right.
I am not a skinny girl sitting here telling you you're fat. No, I am sitting here as someone who was fat, telling you that fat is not healthy, and it's not beautiful.
6) Keep Calm and...
No!!!!! I will not keep calm! I feel anything BUT calm when I hear this phrase. Largely due to the irrational overuse of the phrase. It was cute....the first fifty times I saw it. The next 1,027,917, 739 times started to grate on my nerves a tad. By the by, did you know the phrase, "Keep Calm and Carry On" was a poster hung up during WWII that was meant to strengthen and bolster courage in its readers? Kind of cheapens the next "Keep Calm and Eat French Fries" sign we run across...
5) Fake Eyebrows
Means "Before Everything Else." Also means "poop" in Daenish so there's that. Again, might have been cute the first few times. But this horse is dead. Deader than dead. Run through a meat grinder, eaten, digested, and turned into bae dead. No more, please.
Pornstache! *cough, cough* I mean mustache. Something about the mustache has a sleezebag feel to it. So, unless you live in the 1800's (doubtful), please don't.
2) "Let it Go" Covers
I'll admit, Idina Menzel is incredibly talented and killed this song. But I'm fairly certain every parent, movie buff, and person-remotely-attached-to-the-internet posted a cover in the months of 2014. And there's only so many times and so many renditions of this song one can hear before wanting to let it go and be done with it.
1) Ice Bucket Challenge
Let's dump a bucket of water on our heads and not give any money to charity.
Our predictions on what 2015 holds? So glad you asked.
5) Gold is gonna be the hot color of year!
4) Pet Photography
4) Coconut Oil is gonna be the new health buzz.
5) Typography Art is gonna get big, and I am totally okay with that.
5) Pretty sure suspenders will be thing.
4) Grandfather clocks will take off in popularity.
3) Bird tattoos...oh, wait...
2) Top hats
1) Tulips. Will. Be. Huge.