Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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There are some times that I lament my pale skin (I am not an albino, but i am indeed P-A-L-E).  My fair skin is somewhat translucent....you can practically see cells dividing if you look at it in the right light [slight exaggeration...SLIGHT].  Many times I look around at others that have tans or naturally dark skin, and I get a bit jealous.  But this summer I am embracing my paleness.  Maybe it is just laziness or fear of wrinkles, but I can't be bothered with the mess of self-tanners, and I really don't have any interest in laying out to get a tan. Screw it.  I am pale.  Hear me roar.


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70 comments:

Down and Out Chic said...

pale is the new tan drollgirl. at least that's what i keep telling myself.

Yelena R. said...

Me too! Yay for paleness :)

Georgina Dollface said...

I'm pretty pale too, and I burn easily, so I have to go slowly each summer and build up my skin tone. I've never been able to get self-tanner right. I always end up with orange streaks all over my neck.
I once saw a Spirit Bear, which is a very rare albino black bear. It was covered in dirt and ran across the road in front of our tour bus. I felt lucky to have seen it. I think the bear just felt lucky that it didn't end up as roadkill- G

Lady Ren said...

Those are some freaky animals

Tia said...

I love the new look of the blog...its pretty rad!
and I want that dog.

Krystal said...

ooo these are awesome! the dog just kills me, so cute

Martina Rosenberg said...

Me too. I am pale, readhead, and I celebrate my tan. Excuse to buy and collect parasols, new and vintage and antique ;-) and to USE them...

Heather said...

We will live to be old enough to fart in public without shame because we won't get skin cancer. I like being clear!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh woman, you are having me in a fit here because I ALWAYS imagined you rather dark skinned... How wrong I was! You are probably this kind of tiny fairy like thing... Anyway, these pictures are etherically beautiful, so all you albinos YOU RULE!

S and O said...

Some of those albinos are really pretty, like the peacock and the lion. They're really mystical like something out of a fairytale.

Xoxo
Sarah

erin@designcrisis said...

I am right there with you. I am not even pale -- I am WHITE. People scream for sunglasses when I unveil my legs.

Too fucking bad.

oh, and I went to school with a gorgeous albino girl. She always wore black. So awesome.

Brooke said...

Albino reptiles are slightly creepy. The other animals are beautiful, though.

I'm also pale. Do you need a picture of me to add on to the end of this post?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous! Except for the lizard and the red eyes - scary...

tulpen said...

Oh pale is where its at sister.

I slather on SPF 50 just to walk by a window.

Pretty Little World said...

I have skin that's a bit darker and I tan pretty easily, and you don't know how many times I've wished for pale skin. I always see people with pretty pale, rosy complexions, and then look at my yellowish complexion and think, "Why can't I have that?"

BTW, I want that little bird, and that lion, though I probably wouldn't keep them in the same room together :)

JenRem said...

That white squirrel is so rad! In Detroit we have lots and lots of black ones but I've never seen a white one. SO COOL.

Midtown Girl said...

ROAR! Love that you are embracing your natural gorgeous self darling! ps - that albino python is insane looking!!!

Caroline said...

You and me sista! OMG...my nick name in high school was pale and frail...lol. I am still pale...not so much frail ;)~ But yes, you can see my vein (blech) and my cells dividing in the right light. Here's to embracing our paleness! Cheers!

Alisa said...

Good for you, we need to embrace who we are. Though it is not always easy.

I love these photos!

Don't forget about Snowflake, the albino gorilla! Love him!

Lianne said...

I took a pic of an albino crow a couple of weeks ago. I'll email it to you.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

I'm pale too. But I prefer to call it "porcelain." Two summers ago when I went to Cancun, a couple of the girls I went with started tanning in a tanning bed MONTHS beforehand. I didn't tan once, and the whole time I was there I was slathered in SPF 85 from head to toe. But in Mexico, where everybody is tan, *I* was the exotic one. :)

Katy Mary said...

Oh the albino puppy! so cute. This makes me think of the movie Powder. While I'm super pale I'm glad I'm not albino.

Christiejolu said...

I am pale too...

OMG that boxer puppy...Too cute...

todayandeveryday said...

weeeellll, I would say you are in some good company. Those photos are awfully beautiful. Who knew, a white squirrel?
Peace~
Dawn

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

It's always nice to sit in the shade and enjoy the sun. I do that too sometimes. Such sweet images.

Annie said...

there is an albino squirrel that i see all the time in the fall near my house. it creeps me out!!

Iva said...

$100 says I'm paler then you!!! :)

This are beautiful! I love them.

"hear me roar" teeheee ROAR!! :)

Kellie said...

Oh girl, I could have written this word for word! However I'd have to add in the nasty blue veins that cover my bulging belly are quite horrendous. They supposedly show more when pregnant & I agree. But I suppose they are better than stretch marks! Embrace your paleness! Yay!

xoxo

blueviolet said...

I can't get over those squirrels!

Your pale skin is going to net you a lot less wrinkles!

JennyMac said...

White squirrel? NEVER seen that before. But that white boxer puppy is my absolute fave.

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steveroni said...

Wuz gonna just pass on through here, came by way of your comment on Caroline's "Constantly Evolving".

But, ya know, I just have to stop and say something. This IS one of the best-looking blogs I've seen today.

You may need a good "Civil Rights" legal counsel with all that WHITE!

Just kidding. I'll be Bach again to check out the artists which you are introducing unknown to hayseeds like me--but I really enjoy. Thank you.
PEACE.......

featherbrain said...

well thank you!! :)
your blog is really original, I love these albino animals!
Following;D
xx

Cheryl said...

The ability to tan easily is not all its cracked up to be. Instead of being one harmonious color, my skin transitions to one shade to the next all over my body. Makes choosing what to wear a real hassle sometimes.

Pale is beautiful!!!

And good luck on your appaointments this week! Remember, blah, blah, blah!!!!

Kristin said...

Pale sistas unite!

sheila said...

Same here! Hooray for pale people! FYI, buzzards circle me if I am outside in one spot too long...LOL.

Thanks for finding me...I'm privileged to have viewed this post for sure! BEAUTIFUL pics!

The Zhush said...

Relish your paleness! When in doubt think of that raisin lady in "Something About Mary!" :)

WendyB said...

When I first saw Henry the dog I noticed he had white-blond eyelashes and thought, "Is he an albino?" Then I noticed he was normally colored everywhere else and realized I was an idiot.

L.A. Daze said...

Hmmm...an albino croc Hermes birkin...hmmm...just thinking!

Kitty Stampede said...

you little hoochie!!! totally beat me to the albino post...bahahaha..i've been meaning to this shiznit forevs. but yours surely beat mine!!!
LOVE EET!!!!!
i was totally obsessed with albino creatures for awhile.
I am soooo freaking pale too!!! like insane. i FINALLY at the age of 29 found a foundation that isn't too dark. I love pale skin. I used to not like but find it really pretty and milky now. it does suck how it's translucent sometimes though. hahaha...good ole veinies that like to peek through. but whatevs...i would look like such a dirthole if i ever tanned. it just would look horrendous.
I hope your week is going awesome!!!!
take care..

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

My DIL has the most beautiful, milky complexion. She had a sun allergy that last year, mysteriously was no more. She has a tan now. And is so proud. I've envied her skin color. I've always been just blah. Or tan. And even tan was kinda blah.

S and O said...

wowo these animals are something else!
seriously that albino lion is amazing!

K.Line said...

Fantastic images!How do you come up with these ideas??

Also, I'm loving your header - have I been in a coma or is it new?

Char said...

oh yes, celebrate it!!! you will love it even more as you get older.

sunscreen!

Meg said...

Roaring right there with you! BTW - I want that albino dog!! too cute for words!

pearls said...

right there with you buddy.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I don't mess with self-tanners...I continue to be so pale. I am so pale I'm almost clear.

bravegrrl said...

love this post... i just watched something about white lions that said it makes them extremely vulnerable that they can't blend in with nature...

lovely photos :)

St├ęphanie said...

Incredible pictures !

Mrsblogalot said...

These pictures are amazing. I love the lion!

Mrsblogalot said...

Oh and that header? Beyond fabulous!!!!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

that lion is *amazing*!!!!
so are you - :)

Vintage Vixen said...

What amzing images, I keep coming back and taking another look. Who'd of thought an albino peacock could still be beautiful?
I'm an easy tanner but we should embrace our differences with pride.
Vix
xxx

Jill said...

I am pale...hear me roar! Loved that!! Great photos. When New Orleans had their Aquarium (I'm sure it's been rebuilt since the storm), they used to have a white alligator. I was mesmerized...and unfortunately, all I could think about where boots.

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I love that puppy! And that lion? Spectacular. Love your posts.

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Keith said...

There's nothing wrong with being pale. Be proud of yourself.

These are great pictures.

Chessa! said...

I was waiting for a hot or not type of post and thought that by albinos you meant people. these animals are cute and I'm all about the spf 50. do it! :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Me too!

BTW...those are some great images!

Sam said...

That squirel and the lion!!! Wild looking cuties! ...and go the pale pride - I too am a whitey and I gave up loooong ago trying to tan myself! I've got better things to do than attempt to get brown!

Asylum Dolly said...

Wow! That is a beautiful collection of photos! It goes to show that being different can be a lovely thing. The albino squirrels are just enchanting....so amazing.
A few years ago i lived quite close to a small wildlife park (more like a mini zoo), and it was free to enter, so i went as often as i could. There were always peacocks wandering around there, and my favourite was the albino peacock.It was so magical looking- like a mythical creature or something. I think that's the appeal of all albino animals..they look like they're from another world.
LOVE these pics so much.

Yep, i'm a pale gal too. It does piss me off sometimes, as i certainly don't live up to the whole "bronzed aussie" thing..but then again, i don't want to live up to boring stereotypes either, so i have learned to embrace my paleness.Tans look great on people who are naturally tanned, but fake tans ALWAYS look so fake, and orange, and bluuuuurgh! Actually, my sis tried one once that actually looked ok (she is even paler than me), but it was very subtle, not over the top- which i think is where people go wrong. I've never tried one, and probably never will, as i just can't be bothered.
I think like most things, we all tend to want what other people have, and be dissatisfied with what we do have. I had a stunning friend years back (who i miss a lot since she is now overseas :( ) from Colombia who had the most beautiful coffee coloured skin, and who incidentally looked a lot like Salma Hayek ( grrr). I was SO envious of her looks, but she admitted to me later down the track, that when she first met me she was jealous of my looks (and paleness!)because i looked "so exotic".(Bahahahahaha!!!) O.o The thought makes me laugh, but goes to show how VERY differently we all see things!!!!.

"you can practically see the cells dividing" :D You are a crack up.

mina said...

that peacock cannot be real!

Heather Taylor said...

Pale people are great! I too am pale and I never want to be tan, I love the skin I'm in.

bananas. said...

I had an albino boss once. She was the most weirdest looking human being...scary almost with dyed burgundy hair which looked extreme next to her pale skin. But man oh man was she cool. Great personality.

Kathryn said...

Nice round up of albino creatures!

I had never seen an albino squirrel before - pretty cool.

alissa said...

i would like an albino dog and an albino peacock to come live in my house. ditto on the pale skin!

frenchie said...

and who's saying thx to the Twilight movies for putting paleness back on trend?...oh come on...

Fragrant Liar said...

I have been embracing my paleness for a few years now. When people say, "you need a tan," I just reply, "no, actually, I don't. Do you tell an African American that they need to be lighter? No. This is the color of my skin, and that's that. Thanks."

Okay, I don't say all of that, just the first part. But I think it all.

Prairie Chicken... said...

amen sister. When I garden I wear the hugest, most ridiculous looking hat.
Wrinkles and age spots no thank you.

asweetcakes said...

that Lion is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

love jenny xoxo said...

I'm with you on the pale, but I'm all about the self-tanners. Some people can totally pull off the pale look, but not me.

Very cool photos, I thought albinos always had the pink eyes, which can be a little freaky looking sometimes. We have a lot of albinos squirrels in the neighborhood, and they are so cute!