I really don’t understand. Would someone care to enlighten me? Why on earth would the L’Oréal Powder Room at Central Pier, Docklands be a free promotional service exclusivly for women?
For those of you who don’t know, the Powder Room is a make-up and skincare room for people (or apparently only women) to touch up their make-up and/or nails before the runway shows during the runway shows at the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. It is open all week to anyone who wants to go in, whether they are ticket holders or not, and there are even free consultations available.
So yes. It’s fashion week in Melbourne, and apparently L’Oréal is choosing to discriminate against men who wish to have skin consultations and receive free make-up; even someone like myself, a regular make-up user and someone who is very careful with their skin. To be quite frank, if I had received products and service from them which I thought was great, I would’ve told everyone I knew and they would’ve received complementary promotion from me. And I like to think I know my stuff better than some.
What infurates me even more, is that tonight was the second runway show I went to. Last night before the student show, I was allowed into the Powder Room. Contrary to tonight though, I was wearing a slight more androgynous outfit and not a collared shirt, so I presume the long hair made the lady at the door think I was either a flat-chested woman or a transvestite. Regardless, there was nothing in that room that was private enough for a man to be excluded from. Completely ridiculous and extremely sexist. Furthermore, the most disappointing thing is the the huge influence that gay men, and men in general have in the fashion and cosmetics industries. Excluding them is extremely offensive, and not to mention politically incorrect. Especially during fashion week. Bitch please.