Zosia Mamet in Cynthia Rowley at “Whiplash” Screening

Posted on September 30, 2014



Zosia-Mamet-Whiplash-Screening-NYC-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)PinZosia Mamet attends screening of “Whiplash” in New York City in a Cynthia Rowley short sleeve striped sweater.

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Twenty-six years old. Let’s pause for a moment on that fact.

Zosia? We don’t know you or your life, but we can absolutely guarantee when you’re hovering around your 50th birthday, you will look at these pictures and not only cringe, but probably start beating yourself with something blunt and heavy for wasting your youthful looks.

Why? We more than admit that there’s almost a generation separating us, but we absolutely don’t understand why she’d want to make herself look this bad. By all means, eschew most makeup and don’t get caught up in the beauty myth if you don’t want to. We can admire a stance like that. But this goes much further than a simple “I like to keep things low-key” aesthetic or even a politically-based “Makeup is slavery” kind of stance. You can still look chic and – most importantly – your own age without resorting to lots of hair, makeup and jewelry trickery. Look at Tilda. What you can’t do – not if you want to look good in pictures – is dye your hair the color of a seventy-year old’s, smash a tube of drugstore lipstick on your mouth, put on the least flattering items of clothing you can find, flick your hair behind your ears and call yourself good to go. The result is not so much “I don’t care for such frivolous things” as it is “I’m intimidated by such things and don’t want to attempt them in a serious way because someone might say I did it wrong.”


[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

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