Mini Skirt Monday #159: The Mini Stands Out
To say the miniskirt stands out in a crowd would be stating the obvious. In a room full of people, the male eyeball is instinctively going to hone in on the miniskirt - this isn't subjective, this is biology. It's almost as if the color and vibrancy of the rest of the room is dulled, while the mini stands alone in full splendor.
To play on this concept, I found some old B&W photographs and colorized the gals in minis This is how the world looks in the presence of the mighty mini. Enjoy.
Please excuse my poor colorization skills. I know it's an art form to the process, and I've new at this. Some are certainly better than others - I got better as I went along (and these pictures are not in the order they were created)..
Still, no matter how amateur the coloring; the point is made. The mini stands alone.
Okay, sometimes there's multiple minis within your field of vision. In this scenario, the highest hemline generally gets the attention.
But it's much more complicated than just skirt length. This is the human brain we're talking about - what makes your neurons fire for one skit versus being dormant for another? The answer isn't so easy to explain. Why does the Mona Lisa resonate where similar portraits seem dull? It's an intrinsic beauty that's at work here.
I'm quite sure my colorations are a lot more colorful than reality; but if you're going to colorize - make it colorful.
I've discovered that colorizing can be a bitch when doing skin tones. It's not as simple as you'd think. Plus, these gals all wore hose back then, so the tone has to be slightly different.
Yes, I know. I have too much time on my hands. Retrospace is a hobby, and Photoshop fun is part of the joy. It's my creative outlet (where my day job has none).
You didn't have to be a supermodel to make the miniskirt look good. Back then, the ladies wore hosiery - so that helped. Plus, there wasn't an emaciated, jagged, pre-pubescent ideal to contend with.