Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Out of season

via Stardust and Sequins The past six years have seen me, come around May 15th, reaching for the highlights and the fake tan. This year I’ve persisted with the red hair (which varies from plum to orange, depending on the …

Mon, Jun 7, 2010, 16:00

   

via Stardust and Sequins

The past six years have seen me, come around May 15th, reaching for the highlights and the fake tan. This year I’ve persisted with the red hair (which varies from plum to orange, depending on the day, the number of washes and how frequently I can afford to go to the hairdresser), but the yearning to be blonde with a surfer tan hasn’t exactly disappeared.

The above, however, might help. Sometimes, with all the tabloid drama, it’s easy to forget that Kim Kardashian is, arguably, one of the best-looking women in the world. I love this goth-alike look on her, too, with the Barbie-pink lipstick softening up an otherwise quite severe aesthetic. (And, before you say it, yes, a lot of effort went into achieving this look – but honestly, doesn’t she look amazing?)

So this summer might be the one in which I abandon all hope of California-girl styling and embrace the retro glamour of pale skin and dark hair. Fashion designers have, for years now, been trying to bring back pale and interesting – I have an inkling that this might be the first year it starts to take hold. Not because of Kardashian, necessarily, but it feels like the public are finally latching onto the idea. What do you think? Will you be ditching the tan for alabaster skin?