15 December 2010

What About the Rest of the Population?

I'm young, but I have been exploring fashion for a while; however, I see quite a bias. Most models are beginning to look exactly alike to me. Light skinned and brown or blond haired. I'm not saying that this is a bad look, but I really feel left out. I'm African American, but I look almost biracial. My hair is wavy, my lips aren't exactly thin, and I have high cheekbones. I have never seen a model  that looks even remotely similar to me, and I'm sure that there are a lot of girls that feel this way as well. Black, Hispanic, Asian, it does not matter, there are not many girls that represent other races on the runway. Every race is beautiful, but I'mfeeling as if the fashion industry is not representing this. H&M came out with some ads that show different races, and I was extremely excited. Then, I realized that I shouldn't have been this excited-this should be an everyday occurrence. I began thinking about why this couldn't be an everyday occurrence. Why couldn't models of ALL races be used for high fashion shows and ads? White, Black, Asian, Hispanic...all races should be included. We are in the 21st century for crying out loud! I feel like I'm being robbed of possible role models.
Sasha Pivovarova

Adriana Lima 

Jourdan Dunn


Ming Xi
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9 comments:

  1. I too wish there was more variety, there are so many beautiful ethnic backgrounds out there. Beauty truly comes in all forms.

    Maryjane xoxo

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  3. i also wish there was more variety, i've never seen a model who looks remotely like me! i do like the h&m campaign - i'm glad they incorporated different ethnicities!

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  5. totally agree, there should be more variety, great blog, i love the way you write!
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    Much love M

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  8. I completley agree! Robin Givhan (Fashion Editor @ the Washington Post)is always writing about this, you should read her articles, you'd love them.
    Also, in Italy, Italian Vogue, realeased Vogue Curvy and Black Vogue so editors are noticing the bias as well. Wonderful post, ill be following <3 stylexing.blogspot.com

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