Vanity in today’s world.
What Is Vanity For You?
Nobility have had their portraits done for as long as there has been a hierarchical society. Well dressed by their stylists and tended to by their makeup artists, in an effort to be remembered as their best selves.
Is that Vanity? Is it self-hate to want to tweak your appearance? If I like to wear makeup am I against the people who don’t wear makeup? Why does it need to be one or the other? Can I not enjoy both?
The dictionary defines Vanity as “an excessive pride in, or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.” The actors in the teaser film define it as entertainment, acceptance, a need to be admired, pride, a selfie, loving yourself, a need to be desired or to tell a story.
So what is Vanity for me?
Vanity is a pride in ones self, a need to share what you love and experience with the world. A desire to be remembered for what you have accomplished even after you are gone. A way of documenting your story so other can share in your experiences and joy. I think the old world connotation that vanity is negative (pride as a sin) is slowly shifting into the positive and I think that is great. You shouldn’t be afraid to show off what your are proud of, you should shout it from the mountain tops without regrets.