Tuesday, May 3, 2011

White Legs

Legs

Legs and Keyboard

Left

♀leg

shadow-of-a-man

newton suspender

Eros


Dix | Mes jambes,

Running Legs

White Spandex, White Hairy Man Legs

Black and white

Legs....

Zwarte Cross 2008: visitor buys tokens at desk decorated with inflated legs

side

legs (black and white)

Chubby legs


We are in the midst of hot weather (90 degrees in MAY?!  CRIPES!), and it is already time to bare the legs in sundresses, skirts and shorts. I am of the pasty white variety. My legs are WHITE WHITE WHITE. LILY WHITE. FISH BELLY WHITE. CORPSE WHITE. I used to lay out in the sun for hours only to turn a light peachy shade. I really can't be bothered with laying out anymore. And I have tried self-tanner, but what a MESS that stuff is. To be honest, I have given up on the whole tanning thing. Who cares?  I have pale skin.  So be it.

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39 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Ooh, ala Dita Von Tease!

You wanna see some wild and sexy white legs?...
watch "The Kids Are Alright"... Jillian Moore.

Cheers!

Morgan said...

good lord women's legs are so much more attractive then mens legs! ha!
You should rock some maxi dresses - both summery and covering! :)

kimbirdy said...

me too! how about all of us fair-skinned types ban together and let our white legs shine? those tanned LA girls won't know what hit em. :)

also, i have been told by more than one man from countries where people are dark-skinned, that they thought my white skin was just gorgeous. it really is all relative.

Shelley said...

I'm not white... I'm glow-in-the-dark. Last time I wore a dress my grandmother asked if I was wearing white pantyhose... no grandma. I really am just that pale.

bananas. said...

yes so be it!!!

well...unless your legs are veiny then i'd suggest a little self tanner. lol.

i like the first comment. i just watched that movie and i can concur...julianne moore's legs are soooo white!!!

Georgina Dollface said...

Me too! The only colour I get on my legs is when they burn and turn lobster red. - G

Dancing Branflake said...

White legs are so awesome! So natural! I love those baby legs. Incredibly sweet!

blueviolet said...

Those were so interesting! I'm terribly white as well, quite friendly with translucent.

love jenny xoxo said...

same here... at least with the white legs... yikes! but as for the weather... it's still freezing :(

XOXO

Lorena said...

We should have like a club. The White leg club... maybe then we'd be popular ?!
My skin is a "green white" how's that for a color '

Kristin said...

You didn't ask for a pic of my legs. Haha! I bet they can rival your paleness.

Caroline said...

I have always referred to myself as pale and frail. Thanks to my nice English genes...gah...I don't tan at all!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I don't go tanning don't get why any one would. But I am lucky that I tan easy only problem is that I to am extremely pale and pasty white so until I get some sun I'll be white and nerdy lol

Love the pics by the way.

Clare said...

You want to talk white? I am Brit living in Cali. My legs would blind you they are so white. I gave up on shorts years ago. Not a pretty sight.

Lara said...

amen sister! I used to tan all the time but never again. Self-tanner IS a mess! Not even worth it.

Parade those pale legs around! Who cares?

Phoenix said...

I have to self tan because my legs are so white they are blue, and (of course, OF COURSE) I end up getting called in on swimsuit auditions and I'm the only non-orange person there. And they look at me like I'M the freak.

I'm Scottish, I do NOT tan, I burn to a crisp and then peel and OH LOOK I'm totally white again.

I hate that I have to tan my legs. Ugh.

pearls said...

oh i love this post... since my legs are the color of a cold glass of milk i can relate .... ill never be tan, its just not in my DNA. white legs will just have to do.

vint junky said...

Yup! Agreed!!! Mine are covered in mysterious bruises right now BUT it's warm and i wanna feel the sun on my skin...so whatever, others will just have to deal ;)
xxx
ps. i love these images. i've a thing for images of legs and feet (i sound creepy again, huh?!)

TK Kerouac said...

I use jergens firming self tanner,not expensive and does the trick. Need to get the gams ready for South Beach in June.

Noticed a couple of bums in these shots:)

hope505 said...

be they bronze or alabaster, everbuddy show yer leggs ifya feelin it! ~ whooop! ~ I l ike mine, and my ankles and feet are tattooed, so I'm always happy when spring and summer roll around....I'm trying that jergens this year I am OVER Clarins!

Char said...

i'm so with you .... besides, who needs the cancer?

Annabelle said...

Creamy. Celtic. Alabaster. Porcelain. Victorian. Lustrous. Vanilla. Angelic. Charmingly Retro.

Perspective, Lady.

LOVE the photos. I was unaware I was a leg man...but MAYbe.

libbeh said...

Eh, white legs are fine. At least you aren't doing the fake tan. I saw soooooo many hideously orange legs today. Bleeeeeh.. just thinking about them after eating my orange chicken lunch for dinner makes my stomach feel queasy!

Gabby said...

Ahhh it has been so hot! What the heck. I get so bored laying out, it just doesn't work for me. But I have some natural color, so whatevs.

Hope you're well, lady! :)

Jo said...

These photos are great!!
My arms are super tan from hiking, and my legs are super white because I hike in work out pants and don't have the patience to lay out. I'm totally mismatched. I've tried spray tan, which should be called "spray orange". No, thank you. White legs, it is! :)

ana b. said...

Christ, I hate to say it but when the particularly fair people in NZ start getting excited about warm weather and get their legs out, I sometimes I have to turn away as the glare from their legs hurts my eyes. But that's just me feeling smug about being a Southeast Asian. That hardly ever happens.

Martina Rosenberg said...

I'd like to borrow the legs of pic No 2.... and mine are milk white too. Or Yoghurt white. As I shave them meticulously there is no contrasting hair to be seen, and on the toe nails is a bright orange. I am a Redhead. I have pale skin. I find it beautiful. I am not a roasted wrinkled old-looking shrunken head as many women of my age. Yes, Sir. And Madam...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Pale skin rules! Err from a lady who can't tan...
Btw, I DMed you on Twitter because I wasn't sure which print you were referring to on the last page but Cate would love the input on which pieces people like best.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Regina said...

I am also paler than pale, I have decided this summer to just go with it and rock my albino skin!

Trixie said...

Exactly! I have pale skin and flappy arms and you all get to witness them in summer. Sorry everyone :)

Good for you. No sense in skin cancer!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love this collection of photos. My legs are some albino shit too. I don't care either. Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore are pretty and those bitches have albino legs, so fuck it.

Kristine said...

I guess that is the one and only good thing about it still being disgustingly cold and gloomy in Toronto, I don't have to worry about the big reveal yet. I am not looking forward to revealing my flapping arms or my pasty kaiser bun knees....

formerlyonlyamovie said...

Love this post.
I am also melanin deficient and you have inspired me to try some shorts this summer! :-)

Kitty Stampede said...

ME TOO!!!!! it sucks because my skin is freaking see through. it's like you can see blood flowing in there and shit. lol. and don't get me started on stubble and pores. damn, i should tough it out and wax?!? maybe that would be better?!

I like really white skin on other people but am kinda self conscious about it on me at times. but it can fahlipping lovely, and I'm sure it is on you.

LOVE the shots!!!

Miss Absinthe said...

I embraced my pale in my late teens, never leave the house w/o the parasol! Enjoy not aging your skin!!!

十十f十 said...

there're people who spend loads of money to look white.

adore that last pair of legs!

wallycrawler said...

Marilyn or Norma Jeane?

tulpen said...

I am casper white myself. And remain so year round. SPF 70 to walk by a window is how I roll.

I do choose to cover my pastiness with long skirts and dresses though...

Anonymous said...

I have really white legs and when I say white I mean really white like the lady pictured on the piano. My skin color in general is really white. I am a bit self conscious about how white my legs are when I wear shorts and would like to know what you ladies would think about a guy with really pale legs legs.