Is it weird?
“This sounds really weird, but I feel like God has given me so many beauty dilemmas so I can help people,” says Ms. Kattan.
Huda Kattan built a beauty brand from a blog. With 250 million dollars in sales last year, the Iraqi-American who runs the company from Dubai is doing very well indeed (https://www.fastcompany.com/90180015/how-huda-kattan-built-a-multi-million-dollar-beauty-brand-from-a-blog). Is her sense of divine mission absurd?
The previous post spoke about the philosophical and theological significance of the plait, an image of the fragility of the self and the manner in which we are a twine of value tones. Przywara offers the image of plaiting as a witness to the “night of God’s marriage on the Cross.”
This is one face of God — the most veiled face — but Przywara recalls another emphasis, the God of splendid internal proportion, the God of “divinely sacred number.” To this God, there corresponds a beauty, “the polychromatic visibility of the shape of persons and things as such, to the point of signifying a magnificent glory” (AE, pp. 540-41).
The mistake is to isolate one emphasis from the other, for divine life oscillates between them. The Eric Gill engraving of Christ’s anointing in rich oils as a preparation for the Cross reminds us of God encompassing veneration and refinement.
Huda Kattan, CEO: