Are you ready to “Think Pink?” The best way I can describe Funny Face is Cinderella meets The Devil Wears Prada, accompanied by a classic Gershwin score. It’s all about fashion, photography, love and Paris. I’m really not very hip on fashion… I wouldn’t know haute couture from a pair of hot pants. Maybe they’re the same thing. In any case, the week I got this movie in the mail, I went to Disneyland with my husband to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. I took a good long look at the fashion statements represented that day and they were beyond dismal. There were a couple of standouts in a sea of ratty jeans, faded sweatshirts, and stringy hair. I don’t say that to be mean, I’m just making an observation about the norm, I suppose.
I got to thinking about Funny Face in light of current fashion statements and got to wondering about creativity and beauty. Maybe I started thinking pink with visions of taffeta or maybe I was fixed on the uncommon beauty of Audrey. But I started considering that in all our efforts to “keep it real” these days, I wonder if we’re keeping it boring. Are we making a habit of celebrating mediocrity and making bedfellows with uniformity? What if we truly surrendered ourselves to reflecting an amazingly beautiful God? Would our hearts and lives be renewed and transformed. Would we become expressive, creative, and unique vessels used for His holy purposes? I may not have a Givenchy wedding gown, but I want my life to radiate and reflect the miracle that I am a new creation because I’ve been redeemed by the groom who loves my Funny Face. And floating down a river in the French countryside would be pretty great, too.