So I model clothes for a fashion class at my school, and without fail one of those bitchy fashion students says something snotty to me every time I model for that class. Today it played out like this: I was waiting for the elevator on my break and a tiny wisp of a girl who sits in the front row came to wait for the elevator too. She turned to me, smiled, and said "You know, I usually draw my croquis too skinny, so its really nice to have someone more full model for us. They don't usually hire plus-sized models."
My feelings were so hurt. Its not that I have anything against plus-sized models, in fact I admire their confidence. Its just that I'm 5'8" and a size 6. I weigh about 135. I'm healthy, but my body type is thin to begin with. And you know what? I have bad body image. Bad bad. So that really got to me. I don't know...it was just mean.
There is a point to my rant. So when I got home and had vowed to myself to be done with fashion and its disgusting ideals and dangerous goals I logged on to style.com ( I know, I know) and I found this show by Christian Lacroix for the Fall 2008 Couture shows and I went faint.
Its so beautiful, so perfect, it takes my breath away. Even though nothing good has ever come of my interest in fashion I can't help it - I'm hooked. For the rest of my life.
This isn't just clothes, its art. Its inspiration and god its just so pretty...
If you like what I posted, you can find the show here.
Thanks Mr. Lacroix.