Post by CharlotteTJohanssen on Mar 2, 2020 23:57:34 GMT -5
We always hear that Kristy is kind of plain next to Stacey and Claudia (and maybe Mary-Anne post make over?). I'm looking at the Friends Forever covers and can't help but think that the model for Kristy is really cute, particularly on the Kristy Power cover. She looks better then Mary Anne, at least to me, on those covers.
Suppose she wears something pretty or does something different with her hair, how pretty is she? I'd imagine her looking really nice if she did something a little different.
I definitely seeing Kristy being one of those girls who is naturally pretty without needing to try, but I think her friends are at the age where beauty = makeup/boobs/effort so none of them recognize the beauty in Kristy yet. She's always going to be in good shape, and then it would just take a few tweaks to make her super cute, like more fitted clothes or some chic jewelry. I could see her getting behind the whole athleisure trend and looking awesome because she actually has the athlete's body to pull it off.
I'm glad that they didn't have Kristy change her style to be more stereotypically "feminine" EG, start wearing makeup, jewelry and "nicer" clothes.
It's a too-often repeated plotline in many other books then, including a couple of the Sweet Valley books and in one Fabulous Five book Seventh Grade Menace.
"Tomboy" girl realizes how "pretty" she is and turns into a "feminine" fashion plate with "girly" clothing, makeup and jewelry.
I'm glad the BSC didn't make that mistake with Kristy's character.
I actually have in my storyline where Kristy adopts the total uber-grunge look in high school and university.
As an adult, whenever she's home and off work, she still wears jeans and either ragged sweats or a T-shirt, especially when she's coaching her sports teams.
But for her work as the owner of several businesses, she does wear a crisp oxford blouse and skirt, especially for the many board meetings she holds, but still no makeup or jewelry and no "fitted" clothing for her either.