Mie-nai osharé – Unseen or Hidden Beauty!

This is a Japanese concept:

Mie-nai osharé

It roughly translates to “unseen or hidden beauty.”
Its ever-present in daily life. The idea is that beauty does not have to be displayed to be appreciated. It is also in ‘the act of.’

For example, when a Japanese lady dresses up she will carefully pick not only the right outerwear, but also what she wears below it – not for public display, but just for herself. She is not out to put up a show. She simply cares for herself and her femininity, for her own sake.

This is the “unseen or hidden beauty.” Natural poise and self confidence follows. True beauty radiates, exhibited or not. She is feminine inside and out, and radiates with the beauty and assured dignity which comes from not being fake.

Tips to Smiling For the Camera!



Some of National Geographic’s Photos!

The October 2013 issue of The National Geographic Magazine brings together some of the best and most memorable images in the publication’s history. (National Geographic)

Steve McCurry’s iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine’s June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine’s history. (Steve McCurry/ National Geographic)

Floating on dreams and whispers, girls from a West Bank village cool off in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea. With its main tributary, the Jordan, at less than a tenth of its former volume, the inland sea has dropped some 70 feet since 1978. Shot in the West Bank, Palestine, in 2009. (Paolo Pellegrin/National Geographic)

A boy juggler, Kashing, Chekiang Province, China, circa 1929. This and the following images can be seen at the Beetles and Huxley gallery, London. (L W Chamberlain/ National Geographic Magazine/ Beetles and Huxley)

Under the black clouds of burning oil fields during the Gulf War, camels forage desperately for shrubs and water in southern Kuwait, 1991. Front-line photographs of regions ravaged by human strife can also illuminate war’s environmental cost. (Steve McCurry/ National Geographic)

A diver and a southern right whale, Auckland Islands, New Zealand, 2007. (Brian J Skerry/ National Geographic/ Beetles and Huxley)

A school of barracuda surrounds a naturalist, Bismark Sea of New Hanover Island, Bismark Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, 1987. (David Doubliet/ National Geographic/ Beetles and Huxley)

Sunlight streaming through Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona, 2011. (Mike Theiss/ National Geographic/ Beetles and Huxley)

Elly’s Ford hillside in the mist, Rappahannock river, Virginia, USA, 1999. (Sam Abell/ National Geographic/ Beetles and Huxley)

A woman leading her sheep past Lamayuru Gompa, Ladakh, India, 1978. (Thomas J Abercrombie/ National Geographic/ Beetles and Huxley)

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‘Normal’ Barbie -What Barbie Would Look Like If Based On Actual Women!

‘Normal’ Barbie By Nickolay Lamm Shows Us What Mattel Dolls Might Look Like If Based On Actual Women (PHOTOS)

Via The Huffington Post  |  By Nina Bahadur Posted: 07/01/2013 4:29 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/02/2013 1:20 pm EDT


What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman?


Very different, it turns out.


Artist Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com used CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll. Lamm then photoshopped the 3-D model to make it look like a Barbie doll.


“If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well,” Lamm said in an email to the Huffington Post. “Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good.”

Considering how peculiar a Barbie body would look in real life, Lamm concluded: “If there’s even a small chance of Barbie in its present form negatively influencing girls, and if Barbie looks good as an average-sized woman in America, what’s stopping Mattel from making one?”

Nickolay Lamm



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