|It ain't easy being beautiful...or staying beautiful.|
|Women's fashions don't really change every five years,|
it just seems that way. Instead, they evolve constantly.
And that's all I have to say on the subject.
|In the early 19th century, neoclassicism and the "natural look" inspired by the Greek and Roman statuary, flourished, as seen in the portrait of Queen Louise of Prussia by Joseph Grassi (upper-right).|
|Ideals of feminine beauty differ from one race and culture|
to the other but it's no less prevalent.
|Notice the differences between artists' efforts to capture|
feminine beauty and the more natural "modern" look achieved by Victorian era photographers.
|If you were to guess...|
|The miracles of Hollywood makeup artists went mainstream thanks to improved printing technology, and with it, magazines aimed exclusively at female moviegoers.|
|Thanks to Hollywood, Bollywood, and the powerful presence of today's highly pervasive social media, beauty now has a name. And, as Halle Berry and others have demonstrated, the ravages of aging can be conquered.|
(They're both guys.)