There are a hundred theories about the reasons behind the attraction we feel as animal and intelligent being towards a pair of flushed, shapely lips on a face. The evolutionary psychologists point towards sexual symbolism, and psychological analysts would talk of the phase of oral fixation and the like. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, we remain very attracted and subdued and excited by a pair of red lips framed in a head of healthy hair.
As selfies of lips and hair and warmly lit skin goes, this is quite a great example. A very simple image, but the focus is one the lips and it doesn’t matter that the rest of the face is off the frame. The harsh lighting frames all of it perfectly, streaming through long hair and tantalisingly open mouth makes this perfectly sensual. Rarely do you come across photographs that, while raw, are so evocative.
Maybe I’m biased but I love red hair. There are those of us who are born red-headed and the very few who actually take on the colour red using hair-dyes. Either way, I think it is a striking and fascinating hair colour. I found this picture to be even more intriguing because not only does the model’s hair seem to be dyed red, but she is also sporting an eclectic set of fashions and accessories.
I quite like the dark blue satin dress she’s wearing which appears to be quite classical in its cut with a knotted collar. This fits in nicely with the fascinator in her hair which consists of a white rose motif surrounded by petals of peacock feather print. The green contrasts nicely, both in colour and style with the red hair and the simple lip ring adorning her pierced lower lip. All in all, a fascinating contrast of styles.
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I’m not a fan of blood and gore, but the effect is obviously artificial after the first look at this picture, and it makes a for a very striking image. The redheaded woman in mime-like makeup and bold red lipstick, looking forlornly into the distance is intriguing enough, but why is her throat slit?