Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Be strong physically, emotionally and also mentally and dont let Ralph Lauren slim you down
Filippa Hamilton is a fashion model from France who's done very well as a fashion model.
At the age of 15, she was discovered on the street of France.
At the age of 16, she landed herself her major first campaign for Ralph Lauren.
Everything is great until, a photo that was not approve by the US came out, and it has Hamilton's head smaller than her waist.
After much debate and a lot of tabloids, the company that put this supermodel on the map, came out with a statement which told everyone how they had made a mistake and how they did over retouch her picture to make it more "beautiful". And that it was done too much to the point that it looks extremely unnatural.
They also stated that they have dealt with this, well when they said that, they met firing Filippa Hamilton. A model who was completely innocent about these picture and how she didnt have anything to do with this situation because models dont retouch those pictures and she herself was that even that skinny.
Hamilton stated that when she saw her face on another girl body... it was just shocking. And that yes, they did fire her over 6 months ago but still continue to use her image.
And Worst of all... she was fired because she was actually too fat or too big to fit into their clothes.
In U.S.A., her size is a 6, for a girl who is 5' 10, thats really on the skinny side. But in the modeling world, and I'm saying this based on the fact and NO... I do not agree with this, models have to be size 2.
Problem much?? Back in the 1990's, Liv Tyler had said that sample sizes for clothes were size 6-8 and now they are down to size 0-2. In the 10 to 15 to 20 years that have passed, really... can you imagine it changing that much and still trying to represent beauty?
How are we as humans suppose to take all of this and try to be like it when we know that it's wrong?
We need to embrace our body not hide it. And what else that is messed up about ads like these are that they know they are selling to real people with real bodies, not just 5' 10 and size 2 but people who are 5'3 and size 6. Or height of 5'5 and size 12.
They tell us that if we wear this, then we're going to be "beautiful" like those girls, but what they need to do, is have models that reflect how a healthy and normal or what a body should be.
If it says that a certain % of body fat for this high and low cardio level... healthy should look like a certain type and have models that look like that. Whether they are curvy or skinny, we need to just tell people to be healthy and whatever that size or how you look might be, thats the key thing.
Cindy Crawford said:
"The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. "
What's beautiful about it is the fact that she didnt say whether she is average, skinny, toned or anything. She said that she's strong.
That's the message we need to promote. Be strong physically, emotionally and also mentally.