New Vain post: Me, My Mom, and Color Me Beautiful

I wrote a mother’s day tribute to my mom about our family’s obsession with the classic 80s “color system”, Color Me Beautiful. You know, the one that divided everyone into seasons and winters got to wear all the best colors? My mom and I used to disagree on colours all the time, and it was totally this book’s fault.


I don’t think I really captured the drama of our fights in this post, but I didn’t want to write something that would hurt my mom’s feelings. (My family is very waspy and repressed, and I’m a sensitive snowflake, so I really do remember these disagreements as actual fights. Being made to wear colours I didn’t like really, really bothered me. Which is how you know I had a very stable and secure childhood, because wearing salmon was the worst thing I had to complain about.)

I like the xoVain commenters a lot, and I think one of them is an angel from heaven because she commented with this video.

I HAD NO IDEA THIS EXISTED. I’m so sad I didn’t include it in the post! There are so many good parts, like:

  1.  This terrible song
  2. Susy is so into this blush. She doesn’t care that you don’t like it.
  3. Fashion quiz! What’s your clothing personality? I hope you’re not the classic type because  she’s “medium everything” and it sounds like waking death
  4. Remember when Dave Foley would dress up like a woman on Kids in the Hall? This woman really reminds me of that

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