Mesmerizing Video Highlights 100 Years of Changing Filipina Beauty

The Cut is back with their latest installment in a fascinating video series called 100 Years of Beauty. In it, they manage to condense a century-worth of female beauty, hairstyle, and trends into about a minute. The episodes take us around the globe, and so far, we've been to places like the United States, Mexico, and Iran, as well as North and South Korea. This newest video explores decades of beauty standards in the Philippines.

The model, April, shows off a range of styles, including: ornate pageant crowns from the 1930s; colorful headbands and funky jewelry of the 1970s; and a zigzag part that's straight from the 1990s. There's even a nod to the '40s Hukbalahap Rebellion as April brandishes a gun.

Check out Cut's Pinterest board to see a side-by-side comparison of the looks with the photos that inspired them.











via [Mashable]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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