I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.

Lady Grantham, Downton Abbey


Or in the everlasting words of Meredith Brooks: “I’m a bitch. I’m a lover […] I’m your hell. I’m your dream. I’m nothing in between.” And both the fictional Lady Grantham, and the real miss Brooks are perfectly right, because by any definition a woman’s personality is quintessentially antithetical.

We’re good and we’re evil, we’re smart and we’re stupid, we’re funny and we’re serious, we love and we hate. But whichever personality takes over during the course of a day, we are nothing if not complex. And no matter which role we adopt we are constantly trying to discover ways of asserting our personalities, and, most importantly, of expressing ourselves.

Once in a while, our natural desire of expression comes in the fashion of embellishments, colors, glitz and dazzle. So if you’re wondering what extravagant and adorned form of expression I’m talking about, allow me to simply say: QUAINT. Soon.

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