Last week we wondered whether men can wear skirts and judging by the comments the majority view is: Yes, why not, and please do.
Then along comes Ollie Locke, from the guilty pleasure joy that is the new British TV show ‘Made in Chelsea’. Along comes Ollie with his bronzer…
Ollie (above) wears make up every day and thinks all men should. He’s straight by the way. As he exhorts from the opening moments of this video clip: ‘It doesn’t make you any less manly…’
Actually, I think it does. I think it makes him look like a big girl. A rather mixed up lady boy.
Oddly, a girl it particularly makes him look like is Gabriella Ellis (lounging casually below), who features in the same show, which is in the ‘scripted documentary’ format, of real people in contrived situations. It’s made by the same company which came up with the first UK version of that genre, cult hit ‘The Only Way Is Essex’.
To get back to Ollie’s face slap, I’m confused by my reaction to it, because I do stand by my belief that men should be allowed to wear all kinds of garments – just as women wear trousers, tuxedos etc.
But while I loved David Bowie and Boy George as much as the next 80s kid – and totally get the Keith Richards/Jack Sparrow bad boy eye liner, I just don’t fancy a man in day make up.
I think it’s the idea of sharing a bathroom with one. My husband uses moisturiser, but imagine having to fight with your bloke for the hair straightener? Or even mirror time. Reckon that would be in short supply for anyone else in Ollie’s gaff.
One thing I am with Ollie on though – the time-saving marvel that is dry shampoo.
So what do you think about straight men wearing make up?
PS: This is really Saturday’s post, but it came along today and one thing I learned over years on newspapers is – never sit on a good story.
So this is instead of Saturday’s in case another choice item comes along.
And another thing – I do have to keep saying this – I have a new book out. Lots of columns. Marvellously good fun and all that.