8TH FEB 2017
Fashion week: the truth about models no one tells you
BY J.S. VON DACRE
finally she knew what skinny felt like...hungry...it felt hungry
Fashion week has been blemished with the on-going debate about banning size zero models from the catwalks.
In September last year, the row was given life again in London after Versace’s show featured very thin models. It was not the first time that Donatella Versace came under fire for using such models. Just days earlier, a similar outcry resonated when Victoria Beckham also showcased underweight models for New York fashion week.
A very different story was also unfolding around the same time. Plus size model, Ashley Graham, took to the New York runway in sheer, revealing lingerie for the Canadian brand, Addition Elle. Graham has been making waves since her debut in 2015 at New York fashion week. Only a few months later, she went on to become the first plus-size model to land the cover of the Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.
Weight is a controversial subject, with many varying opinions on models who are “too skinny” or “too fat”. Models will continue to come and go in an array of sizes, races, and looks. On aesthetics, people argue about models being negative role models for the current generation of young women.
The truth is that if you are looking for a role model–be your own. Most of us do not look like the models in the magazines. Don’t get trapped with comparing yourself to these women, who most of the times, rarely even like themselves after Photoshop has waved its magic wand.
Sometimes, there remains far more beauty in imperfection. Sometimes, there remains something so exhilarating about being like no one else–you get to be uniquely you. In a society where we have labels stuck to our foreheads before we even grow into womanhood, sometimes it is ok to break that mould and be your own role model. Don’t compromise for a misguided idea of yourself that is anything but you.
earrings to light up the show
earrings to start a show alight
SKINNY GIRLS lOOK GOOD IN CLOTHES, BUT FIT CHICKS LOOK GOOD NAKED
HOOP EARRINGS TO CAUSE A STIR IN