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Old 04-13-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Those days are OVER my friends. If I hear of anyone referring to fashion models as anorexic or having bodies of "12 year old boys" they should definitely be SHOT. People who say that are either old 50s or older or just jealous of how models look.


YouTube - fashiontv | FTV.com - Qiss Qiss Spring Summer 2011 Miami Swim Fashion Week


YouTube - FTV | fashiontv.com - Etam, Lingerie, Sexy Models on the Catwalk

Nothing anorexic or "boyish" about any of these women. THIS is how models look now days. Very difficult to beat 1:41 to 1:48.

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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Some models look good; there have always been some who have.

There are models on Amazon.com right now, modeling swimsuits, that look like they are DYING of starvation. So you still can find both.

And what the hell is wrong with being in the 50's or older?? Life begins at 40, hun!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Those days are OVER my friends. If I hear of anyone referring to fashion models as anorexic or having bodies of "12 year old boys" they should definitely be SHOT. People who say that are either old 50s or older or just jealous of how models look.


YouTube - fashiontv | FTV.com - Qiss Qiss Spring Summer 2011 Miami Swim Fashion Week


YouTube - FTV | fashiontv.com - Etam, Lingerie, Sexy Models on the Catwalk

Nothing anorexic or "boyish" about any of these women. THIS is how models look now days. Very difficult to beat 1:41 to 1:48.
Well, sorry if it bothers you to hear it from someone who's "old 50s, young life. But thats just what these lil gals look like to me: anorexic and boyish. And I can assure you that I have absolutely no reason at all to feel jealous of how models look. Lol.. But dont trip. In case you forgot, being in ones 50's or disagreeing with your taste, is still legal...Lol
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Lots of skinny models still out there.

THE ROW - Kimpon Leather Pants - Bergdorf Goodman

Is Miu Miu model too skinny? - Fashion Features - Yahoo!7 Lifestyle

By the way, the second one says the model looks "emancipated." LOL.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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I think most of the models now are way too thin to be considered truly healthy (my nutritionist would have a seizure if I were that thin). I blame it on the "heroin chic" look of the mid/late 90's that came into vogue. I think it's just an off shoot of that era.

I have seen a natural progression in the fashion world to swing towards smaller sizing while the population in general is swinging more towards heavier sizing. I think there is a fairly major disconnect between what is actuality for a lot of women and what is seen as the ideal by the fashion industry. It seems there are extremes on both ends of the spectrum and that (unfortunately) is becoming the norm.

I think the fashion industry wants us to see models and designers as mythical figures who represent the ideal size and portray the ideal lifestyle. They sell more clothing to the rich and rich-wannabe if they can make it appear that by buying their clothing they are some how setting themselves apart from the common citizenry.

Ultimately, it comes down to perpetuating the class system and the class differential myth. I think we're all being duped by the fashion industry. Our OP is being duped into thinking that a 5'9 woman who weighs 100 pounds is actually healthy .... just as much as other posters in other threads who believes that a 5'0 woman who weighs 200 pounds is healthy. But, by pitting one size against another we are helping to prolong the division by both sides. We canít continue to draw a line in the sand and say Ö if youíre carrying around an extra 10, 20, 50 pounds then youíre obviously poor and poor = bad. Just as we canít draw the line in the sand and say well youíre 100 pounds so obviously youíre rich and rich = good.

I firmly believe that weíre all being played out by the entertainment, fashion and music business. After all, they ARE businesses and the number one rule in business is MAKE MONEY!

All that being said, I do still follow the fashion industry to some extent. There are a few stalwarts of the industry whose clothing are, imho, considered true works of art. I donít know many of the new designers on the scene and quite frankly donít care to. I think we should all get back to looking at the clothing from a strictly artistic standpoint. We must get back to holding the designers accountable for creating beautiful works of art whose craftsmanship is above reproach (thatís what fashion represents to me) and not letting them perpetuate class division among us.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Da Region
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I think, whether or not the model looks healthy, she is still, in fact, a model. Isn't the point of modeling to wear clothes in order to show how they will look on the average sized person, or am I missing something? These models are certainly an improvement, but they are still not the average person.

Maybe it's a matter of quality rather than quantity. I'm not marketing my line of clothing to the average sized woman, who is probably of average income as well. I'm marketing my coture to the glamorous, high-maintenance woman who has a thinner than average sized body, and a fatter than average sized wallet. Less clothing sold, but purchased at a higher price. Makes up for lower sales totals.

Oh, by the way, I'm getting close to 50!
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I think, whether or not the model looks healthy, she is still, in fact, a model. Isn't the point of modeling to wear clothes in order to show how they will look on the average sized person, or am I missing something? These models are certainly an improvement, but they are still not the average person.

Maybe it's a matter of quality rather than quantity. I'm not marketing my line of clothing to the average sized woman, who is probably of average income as well. I'm marketing my coture to the glamorous, high-maintenance woman who has a thinner than average sized body, and a fatter than average sized wallet. Less clothing sold, but purchased at a higher price. Makes up for lower sales totals.

Oh, by the way, I'm getting close to 50!
I agree. The very thin models represent haute couture. The models in Lao's video are more girl-next-door, like in the Victoria's Secret catalog. I do see that typeof look in most fashion catalogs and magazines. On the thin side, yes, but healthy and "normal" looking.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: US
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Undie and swimsuit models usually have always been curvy. I think the make more realistic body models for grown women than fashion models. Fashion models are just very tall 14 year old little girls so of course they are not going to be built like women because they are children who just went through a growth spurt.

Models show the collection and movement of the fabric to buyers and journalists. Not what it looks like on an avg person. Heck...thin or fat they are already taller than the avg person! LOL That can change what an outfit looks like a lot.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That was a bad trend...similar to the Kate Moss heroin-chic.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Those are some very pretty models. No, I don't think they're boyish either. If that was the case, then those "boys" got some nice chests. Some booties are kind of small but they look nice.
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