People often ask me if I’m Russian and sometimes I’m getting offended by it. It’s not like I’m not proud of my ethic background but I just don’t get it how people make such conclusion before they even start talking with my signature accent?
At first, I was thinking that it’s all about my favorite shade of red lipstick (bright red) that I wear pretty much every day, but the comments keep coming when I’m wearing nude lipstick, pink lipstick, burgundy lipstick, any other shade of lipstick or no lipstick at all.
Then I was thinking that it’s about my eyes: perhaps, there is a stereotype that many Russians have light colored eyes? Mine are green that are not that common amongst people of any ethnic background so it’s probably not the case.
Maybe it’s my hair? Being a beauty and style blogger, I change my hair color as often as you could possibly imagine (let’s say, this year I tried everything from blond, brunette, dark black hair, ombre, and red medium brown). So hair is probably not the answer too.
Finally, I assumed that it’s my clothes. You know, some people believe that Russian girls are going out to pick up groceries wearing a full face makeup and maneuvering in between aisles in high heels. Okay, it might be an opportunity (especially if I stop by at the store on my way from the event), but it’s definitely not something that I’m doing purposely. Not to mention, that I’ve heard references about my Rusianness when I was wearing my workout clothes and no makeup whatsoever.
So what is it? I hope you guys could help me to figure it out!
Last time somebody tried to impress me by saying “Privet, Russian girl”, I decided to organize an improvised poll among my friends asking to rate the Russianness of my look. A couple of people said that I “look Russian” but couldn’t explain why, but I’m still dying to hear a proper response to that question. Saying so, I propose to you, my dear readers, to answer this question I and promise a cup of good coffee for the best comment. Na zdorovye!