MOUSTACHES OR MUSTACHES, HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT, YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE THEM.....
Over the last few years, Laura has developed a love for mustaches, and the manly men who wear them. Sarah grew up with a Dad who has sported a [rather dashing, Laura thinks] 'tache her entire life so has grown accustomed to seeing the lip rug asleep on his lip - others have men in their life who prefer the clean shaven appearance. But rightly or wrongly the moustache is back in fashion! No longer are men celebrated for being boyish and hairless... now men showing of their manliness are kind of attractive!
Of course, being a girl girl couple we lack the ability (or desire) to rock the 'mo, but (because Laura wishes she could) we have decided to dedicate this week's WWLW to the marvelous mustache as we are mid-way through Movember and both of us have a soft-spot for man with a flavour-saver!
The moustache has played its part in history: the thickness of a man's 'mo used to denote military rank and experience - men who had them were thought to have much wisdom and strength! Not sure Hulk Hogan quite fulfills that criteria!
The person responsible for Laura's 'stache fixation is her good friend Julia Green, who has LOVED all kinds of facial hair for as long as Laura can remember - beards, mustaches, and combos too I'm sure! She is an amazing illustrator, and has done a good many mustache pictures throughout the years, as well as cute animals, all kinds of characters. She is probably the most talented person we know, so you should most definitely check out her website!! www.juliagreenart.com
|One of Julia's amazing mustache-d men!|
As we mentioned, we can't be a part of this event - but we CAN support those who are capable of growing a 'stache - For the month of November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of the campaign is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The Movember Foundation is an Australian-based, not for profit, charitable organisation.
If you'd like to donate, just click the above links - we promise the last guy does actually have a mustache, it's just blonde!
On Movember 1st, men register at www.Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and for the rest of the month these generous and manly men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the history books of fine moustachery! Mo Sistas are the women who register to support the men in their lives, raising funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. Some women even pledge to wear a fake mustache every day of November! Laura is trying to get Sarah to do this next year :)
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men's health. This year is the 5th annual campaign.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by the Movember corporation, for Movember.
Alternatively, for all the single and generous women out there, Asylum have come up with another way to support the cause: HAVE SEX WITH A GUY WITH A MUSTACHE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GudcxvmHoyQ
We might just stick to supporting those MoBro's that we know instead! :)
Look - even Perez is in on the action:
the MSN logo: