Katharine Hepburn had them.
So did Marilyn Monroe.
But in most glamour shots and photo stills from the golden age of Hollywood and fashion at the time, you never saw them.
It wasn't until Patti Hansen broke through the modeling scene in the 1970's that freckles stopped being hidden behind makeup and careful lighting. It was a big deal when she landed on a magazine cover with her freckles showing. It was shocking! But it led to a sun kissed decade and made me feel, as a child in the 70's kind of special to have them.
Now a days I find that there are a lot of beauty products coming out to lighten your brown spots and in essence make you feel insecure about your freckles. How would Lucy Liu feel about that? She is freckle inspiration!
As are the two modern beauties above!
Here I am with my freckles. Some I have always had since I was a kid, some are newer, and I am sure I will get even more as I age. I hate to wear foundation. Moisturizer, sun block, and creme blush are it for me. I don't want to feel masked or like I can't be who I truly am.
What do you think? Love freckles? Hate them? Wish you didn't have them? Wish you had more?