Thursday, 21 June 2012
“Having a gap has been associated with overly sexual people, so to hear a girl being called a slut because she has a gap is not uncommon. Gaps are cute on girls and modelesque on men. Most people with gaps are sexually attractive.”
At least, that’s the Urban Dictionary’s take on my newest beauty fetish. There’s nothing sexier than a quirk: Be it a bizarre freckle constellation, or my girlfriend’s “elf ear”. So it’s after years of being abused for the Black Sea between my front teeth, and subsequently getting braces, that I find myself wanting to be Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s ex partner (their publicist announced the split yesterday). But do you melt at a gap-toothed smile?
I’m not exactly bemoaning my orthodontics. My gap looked nothing like hers. It was a messy ledge of stalactites. Paradis' teeth sit imperfectly in her gums, smirking at the mere thought of being subjected to a brace.
Versace digs it too. Georgia Jagger, with her incredible mouth, is the face of the infamous brand. And the gap hasn’t hurt Dutch model Lara Stone either. Her "semi-exclusive" deal with Prada meant she was banned from walking in any other shows during New York or Milan Fashion Week before the Prada show.
I’m not sure how a gap makes someone “overly sexual,” but there’s definitely something going on in the darkness.