I Love Your Smile

This is one of my many posts about nothing in particular.

This morning I was a bit bored and avoiding the housework (for a change!) so I sat down to watch a few videos on YouTube. I came across this video of Solange performing Losing You on The Jimmy Fallon show.


Its great is’nt it? I love this tune. I love the Chic style dancing and Solange’s look. Its just a great performance all round. But the one thing that struck me the most is how lovely Solange’s smile is.

I hate to compare Solange to her big skin and blister like the rest of the world, but she beats Beyonce by miles when it comes to smiling. While Queen B gives great face, that we cannot deny, she has spent years perfecting the fierce/sexy smile. I much prefer Solange’s more natural, warmer and more genuine smiley face. To quote The Killers – she smiles like she means it.

It made me think of something that Rob often says to me – that I should smile more often because when I do my whole face lights up. And after seeing this video, I kinda get what he means.

I am not a huge smiler. I have been called a miserable cow many times (I am not one BTW! Well, I hope not!!). I just suffer from chronic bitchface. This is a serious condition and I am trying to raise awareness people!

I have a very expressive face, so I try to remain in poker mode as much as possible. It means that when I smile my whole face smiles, and I really smile with my eyes.

I don’t want to post any pictures of me on here of me smiling, as I am notoriously camera shy. I pose awkwardly, I pull stupid gurning faces and for some reason I always wave at the camera when I am asked for a picture. Consequently there are very few, if any, natural and at ease pictures of me out there. Maybe one day I will post some more snaps of me on here, but for now I like being anonymous.

The other smile I noticed a while back was Grimes in this video, at around the 40 second mark, where she smiles and laughs as she waves by a guy who ruins her shot. I think Grimes has a nice smile too.

Do I sound a little creepy saying that? Because I felt a bit creepy typing it! But I am trying to blog about smilers I like here, and I guess if you are reading this you probably know by now that I do get a bit random on here from time to time. And yes, you guessed it, I do talk rubbish for hours on end in real life too!Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 1.37.41 PMMaybe I should smile more often, but I don’t want to perfect fake smiling and learn how to keep on one my face just to please other people. I am happy with myself and want to be my (slightly miserable looking) self, not to pretend smile just to avoid hearing the dreaded “cheer up love” or “your face looks like a badgers arse!” etc.

And besides, surely smiling too much gives you wrinkles? Who’s laughing now eh, all of you who called me miserable? – Me! Just internally, not outwards cos I wanna avoid the laughter lines!


One Thought on “I Love Your Smile

  1. This Solange song is an obsession of mine at the moment. Produced by the wonderful Dev Hynes, off of Lightspeed Champion, y’know.

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