A few days ago I was reading a post Stefanie wrote about being pale, and it made me think about how pasty I used to be (I mean that in a good way). Over the years my face has become a bit more red in the cheeks, and I have some discolouration on my forehead, mostly because I'm actually a 5head and I walk everywhere (due to not driving), so I can't really avoid the sun completely.
When I was a young'un I was super pale - I look like a cheery corpse with a bad perm in my Year 12 school photo - but unlike a lot of people who copped flak for their lightness, I loved it. I was way into the whole 40s and 50s Hollywood era look when I was in my late teens/very early 20s, and that was all about super pale skin and red, red lips.
So just to give you all a bit of a laugh, here's the proof - this is me in my mid-20s. Check out the HUGE gap between my eyebrows, the dodgy bit of brassy yellow at the front that didn't quite colour down properly (it didn't really look anywhere near that bad in real life - it was only a shade or so darker than the rest), the classy beer and yes - I am shamefully holding a cigarette in the hand that is cropped from the picture.
Mostly this is for Stef, to show her she's not alone. :-)