This article belongs to Sweet Grace column.
Imagine, you are walking on a city road all by yourself. You see an young woman coming towards you from the opposite direction and is very close to you. Would you look at her somewhat intently or close your eyes until she passes by? Now, be honest. May I take the words out of your mouth? You would indeed look at her, not only that but also, assess her from several angles and probably chuckle inwardly, "A beautiful thing !"
If you disagree with me, you ought to be a hardcore Monk of some kind.
Now, back to ‘woman watching'. Every man would love to see a pretty damsel well dressed and adorned with some kind of jewellery on her person, adding some beauty and charm and walking straight with poise and dignity. At least in
But, the latest trend in the West in women-jewellery seems to be going at a tangent. Some manufacturers there have come out with decorative materials to be worn at invisible places not accessible to normal human eyes. No. These pieces are not made of gold but some other metal or ivory stuff. Very surprising, isn't it?. They are tiny rings implanted on the tongue; and special rings installed around the navel. Isn't this a horrifying news?
Planting them over the tongue and navel area may be a painful job but then women have the power to put up with a lot of pain. Now, in order that the public take notice of these new gadgets, the concerned woman may have to go about hanging her tongue out. As regards displaying the navel ring, their apparel has to be so modified as to show the region prominently even for a casual viewer.
These are the current trends my friend and who are we to criticize them? But what worries me is: the lady with a tongue-ring would collect a lot of dust and dirt from the roadside. Won't these foreign stuff make her sick with some disease? God knows what kind of infection she may acquire. But then, this is the price she has to pay for living with the times. She may also have to keep in her hand some pills to remedy the disease she had contracted unwittingly. Oh yes, she indeed would be required to remove the ring during the process of eating lest she swallows the darned thing.
Exposing the navel ring for public viewing would call for redesign of the feminine apparel especially if she is fond of wearing long gown or frock. In this case, a large circular open area in the lower abdominal region would have to be created in these two varieties of dresses so that the navel stands out prominently.. If she is a skirt and blouse wearing model, the problem would be relatively easier. The blouse indeed has to be quite short leaving a large gap of flesh between it and the skirt..
In this connection, the Indian dress of saree and blouse, looks to be ideal. Even now, many women up to the middle age are very fond of showing off their navel for general viewing. They would go out of the way to tie the saree well below the navel level. This has been the fashion in
I strongly recommend the saree-blouse combination for the western women who have opted for the navel-rings.
The Ad also talks about ‘nipple rings'. Imagine wearing rings in such a place? But then we live in a world of individual freedom. How could we stop them? I wonder if any woman would buy this exclusive ring. If she does, how is she going to flash them to the outside world? I shudder to think of the modus operandi. Any suggestions? The manufacturers would love to examine your ideas.