Imagine a teenage Southeast Asian Cecil trying to apply make-up without mirrors, just… just trying to make himself feel better and connect with his mother, without any way to know how he did, and picking colors he likes that his mother left behind.
Then when he visits Old Woman Josie, she gets this pained look and gently sits him down, saying she needs to teach him how to apply make-up and pick colors that flatter his lovely, golden tan skin, because darling, orange does not work, and oh, she can help him apply eyeliner on his eyelids, she knows how hard it is. And oh, how to make it subtle because people can be so cruel to children.
And oh, why not wear this lovely polka-dot dress, it’d match the purple eyeliner, and the green furry hearts would be so nice to rub your fingers across when you’re nervous, Cecil!
Cecil and Old Woman Josie bonding over make-up
Old Woman Josie giving SEAcil hand-me-downs that match his make up
Inter-generational friendships with fashion! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧