Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
was surprised to see that the lip filler etc trend has made it to jordan, a fair few people seemed to have had that done. i don't know anything about jordanian culture or anything like that, but i had naively assumed it hadn't made it to the arab world. didn't see any in morocco when i was there recently though. probably they look to france a bit more.
Not an Arab country, I know, but Iran is famous for nose jobs, isn't it?
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
i did not know that
There's a whole chapter about it in this novel:


Seems a bit daft, I mean Iranians have got to be one of the most naturally good-looking sets of people around. I know @craner is with me on this.
 

Leo

Well-known member
I went to college with lots of wealthy Iranians whose families fled when the Shah we overthrown. Most of them -- male and female -- were attractive, some were stunning.
 

sufi

lala
i did not know that
rhinoplasty is rife in the arab pop pantheon; nancy, haifa, sherine, elissa, ahlam (Ahlam!!!), nawal, the list goes on ... Yara always looked like she's made of plastic, Hussein aljasmi shrank from a tubby lad to a wraith
 

version

Well-known member
This seems to be saying - but surely isn't - that everyone who listens to that podcast is regretting a nose reduction surgery

No, they're often posting before and after photos of people with aquiline noses who've had a nose job and lamenting the fact they felt they had to have it done.

They've this general sentiment that cosmetic surgery removes the variety and character from people's faces.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
it was disconcerting going from downtown nyc to jordan, everyone was smiling at me and making eye contact, the girl (one of the ones with lip filler) sitting next to me on the plane chatting like nobody's business, the girl on the hotel desk staring at me as i walked past, it took me a few days to figure out that it meant nothing, that's just what people do there, whereas in nyc everyone has learned not to do that, it's a come on, it's rude, keep your eyes to yourself. it felt like such a gentle place compared to the rough and tumble of here.

i don't really have an objection to any of this chaning your face stuff, whatever, but it's not to my taste, i don't like how it looks, i'm not part of those circuits of meaning. when did it start though. is it the last five years or the last ten that all of this became possible? its a subtle change in how everything looks. like LEDs being everywhere. there's a shop on a corner in greenwich village that is glowing with LED lighting, i've never seen anything like it, it's a beacon. even on construction scaffolding here there's a new kind of lighting at play, it turns night into day
 
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