21 January 2011

Kids and high fashion?

I have a hard time imagine myself as a fashion photographer. Not that I don't want to be one, I always see fashion as something beautiful, but it can be so shallow! As we know today's fashion is a product of mass-media, marketing, etc... Sell, sell, sell, buy, buy, buy...

I always dreamed to be something like a National geographic photographer, a reporter where I could bring to the people not just pretty images, but images with meaning - a message, a story behind it.

Editorials can be very artistic and they can have a deep meaningful massage, but face it... how many of them do you see in your magazines? While I’m turning the pages it makes me even dumber, ready to spent whole lot of money for some trendy jacket. Yap… don’t worry you are not alone...I buy stuff like crazy too!
 
Torn apart between what’s right/wrong? It’s not only about 
fashion, but things in general... when we know the world is turned upside down, but somehow we still go with the flow...
  
December’s editorial in Paris Vogue with its legendary editor in chief Carine Roitfeld, raised a huge dust. It’s a scandal, but only for some people. There was a lot of blogs where they even wrote that it’s cute! Imagine this! Young teenage girls that write all kinds of stupid blogs are so empty headed and brain washed that they think this is fashion! Hurray for the pedophiles?

There are no children here, only puppets. Do they look happy to you?
Are you looking forward to your children’s future?

19 comments:

Emina said...

I totaly agree with you..great post

RedPoppy said...

I hadn't seen this! It's creepy actually. Great post and thanks for commenting on RedPoppy! x
http://www.repoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

yes i'm not sure how i feel about this.. they aren't even old enough to understand fashion..

F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

Laura Connell said...

I hadn't seen these; thank you for bringing to my attention. The only word that comes to my mind is "disgusting". It also shows how sexualized the images in fashion glossies are and I don't think that's good for grown women, either.

Brittiny said...

Wow! From reading everyone's comments, I didn't think about it in that way. I was more so thinking little girls playing dress-up in an editoral form.

Kionon said...

This is parody. Satire. As a teacher, I actually SUPPORT this spread.

That anger you feel? That's disgust? Good! It sure puts it into perspective, doesn't it?

This spread is supposed to make you question what we're doing to our young women (and young gentlemen, as well, as I am sure you aware). Consider this a wake up call.

EphemeralMaze said...

I agree that it's actually a wake-up call, like Kionon said. To my eye, they appear as kids playing dress-up, only we can all notice that they're a bit too good at it. Most kids play dress-up with adult clothes at one time or another,and we think it's cute. just because these kids are in a magazine doesn't make it less so.

A said...

I see that they were trying to go for the feel of girls dressing up in their mother's clothes, but in that case, they should have left the clothes too big and applied the make-up wrong and had them smiling innocently rather than giving the camera odd come-hither looks.

Overall, it reminds me of some of the worst aspects of child beauty contests... and there are many.

Fantastic post.

Carolina Krews said...

i totally agree with u!

xo,

Carolina

Blah Blah Becky said...

This is insane. You can only imagine what their parents are like. Surely their children aren't just a commodity to show off about in this way - "oh yah* my daughter was in Cadeux wearing Versace". To me it shows a greater sense of pride to say "look at this pretty painting my daughter made for me".

These are undoubtedly very pretty little girls but you can only imagine what they'll be like as adults if their parents are practically forcing them to become obsessed with image at this age. It's so sad.

www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

*they must surely be the type of people, if English, who say yah (one of my most hated words).

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Beautifully Invisible did an amazing post on this subject, I highly suggest you check it out.

I honestly don't have a problem with this particular spread. I don't know how pedophilia has to do with it, because the children aren't naked or being sexual in any way.

The spread doesn't make me sad, but I'm sure that the lives behind it would. Any child involved in an industry such as this (or acting, music, etc) will grow up too fast and have issues.

But simply looking at the photos, well, I don't think they're offensive. Just my opinion :)

Kim said...

I don't think it's all that cute, I think modeling is not a profession for kids. But I also hate that they get all this attention with this spread because that's exactly what they're looking for.
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Haley said...

I think they DEFINITELY are sexualized, especially the first one. The low cut dress, the weird "sexy" face, the very high heels, the pose... It reminds me of children's beauty pageants. When I was little I won one without even wearing mascara, now they're dressed sexy and do more to their appearance than almost any grown woman. I never would have thought this would happen, after Jon Benet.

Janine said...

How is this any different than child actors peddling cereal and toothpaste? Not a big deal. This isn't even on par with child beauty pageants in my opinion. It's just ads, just clothes. I do think it's cute. I wore heels as a child, had play dresses - This is just dress up on another level.

Brianne said...
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BLEUDENIM said...

DEFINITELY AGREE, GREAT SPIRIT, CHUNKY POST!

Seriously... that first girl looks so spicy. It's great to see such a subtle commentary in such plain view.

Found you through IFB, definitely going to follow!

with love from,

the boys of BLEUDENIM

ChanelAfterCoco said...

kids need to have their fun & really live their childhood, this is sooo wrong!

I love you rblog btw :) & I followed you ;) xx

dreskod said...

That s right!
I m so glad that we have the new editor,french vogue needs a new fresh air...

Hattie said...

I agree, seeing those pictures is a big unsettling. I like the ads with kids smiling and running around in play clothes in like an Old Navy catalog or somethin'! At least it's natural...

Cheers,
--Megan//themartiantide.blogspot.com

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