I originally did not want to run the Ali Michael (who just turned 18 today and lost her period for OVER a year) Teen Vogue explosive but emotions are high right now online and I have to take a stand. Don’t get me wrong — I appreciate slim and slender models. IMO, clothes usually look best on a long, lean body with angular features. Olga Sherer is super fierce, fantastic and I love her! I also confess that I’m one of those people who are too quick and careless in judging a model’s body, labeling someone with just a little bit of excess weight as “plus sized”!
I do, however, support and commend Ali for speaking out on what she went through. I know there will always be someone out there willing to hit the extreme to do the job but the amount of pressure placed on models these days is absolutely insane and worse, some of these girls are so young and they’re only getting younger and younger! I don’t blame beautiful young women such as Ali to succumb to this intense pressure. If anything, I think the industry should SLOW down in discovering new models. There’s just too many of them these days, the churn rate is so high! You know there’s wayyy too many models out there when you don’t even know their names or remember their faces!
Ali Michael backstage at Lanvin, Spring/Summer 2008. Photos by Style.com
What are your thoughts on this? I have so many things going through my head. For instance, why is Teen Vogue running the story just now? Are they sensationalizing this? Is this a temporary stand? Will Teen Vogue feature “skinny” models hiding (if any) their eating disorders in the future?
Patty over at Fully Chic has snippets of Ali’s “coming out” story on Teen Vogue. Check it out.
What annoys me the MOST however is how Today reports that the average American woman is 5 foot 4 tall and 163 pounds. I hate it with a passion whenever the media brings out “real woman” statistics. Why is it such a big deal to focus on “skinny” models (a very tiny speck of the population) when everybody else is UNHEALTHILY packing (myself included) the pounds?
2:28AM Quick UPDATE re: Raf Simons Footwear. I no longer want (to pay for) them. I take
back everything I said unless it starts raining manna from heaven. Thanks for the reality check. Anyway, someone
online bought a different style/more affordable version
and the results are not pleasant.
WHO THE HELL DO I HAVE TO BLOW AROUND HERE TO GET THEM?
Should I spend my holiday money on new footwear or should I fuck fashion and go on a vacation instead? The good news is, they don’t have the boots in my size, which is 41/42, thanks very much, but the sandals, my god those sandals, are just a few keystrokes away… MUST. RESIST. TEMPTATION.
Why are they making it soooo difficult? $1,895!!!!! Ugh! We’re talking about footwear here, not handbags! (I don’t wanna hear anything about the ostrich bag either… I’m gonna have to call on the powers of “The Secret” for that.) Answer me my minions, answer me now!
PS. Mike Dumlao in NYC I know you know people at Seven New York. Get their ass on the phone… ask for a 75% discount and tell them I’m willing to be their slave for an entire year. I have talent. I’m good at answering phones and taking messages! Desperate times, desperate measures!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG Ladies!!!!!!! Talk about an all-star Major trio. It’s Terron Wood, Simon Nessman and Blaine Cook! Who needs a man with a plan when you’ve got three hot boys with a lovely toy? Repeat after me on three. One… two… three. I’M HERE FOR THE GANGBANG!
Photo: JD Ferguson
Don’t answer the poll until you saw the entire post. No cheating mmkay?
There I was, whingeing and rambling away at one of my friends on the phone how I’m soo depressed, how my life is so direction-less, how I need to do something ultra big, how I need another holiday from my ‘work’ holiday… then comes a little email surprise for me from Ms JD who popped by Ms Jason’s office at Major Models. Enough drama from a stale 20-something queen… talk about perfect timing and an instant perk me up. I’m soo happy!
Photo: JD Ferguson
Terron Wood is back and how MAJOR is he? I’ve got more pics (I died!!) coming up from my favorite men’s board in the world EVER EVER EVER! Stay tuned.
PS. How fast time flies eh? I totally forgot how it’s Resort 2009 show season now… My god!!! I’m soo out of the loop I need to get my act together.