I’m super excited to announce a new category of my blog. Since making the grand announcement that I will only be photographing High School Senior girls from now on, I want to focus my efforts on encouraging them to love their own version of beautiful. I want to expose to ALL the ladies in the house, what the media does to put this false sense of reality in our heads. And at the end of the day, all it does is severely mess up our self-esteem and self-worth. So from now on, you will find a category on my blog called, “Don’t Believe the Hype”! Yes, here is where I’ll blog about things I find in the media that just mess with our heads!
For example, today’s blog is about the heat that H&M recently took in December for using FAKE BODIES for their swimsuit models.
Oh yes dolls, that is the exact same computer generated body with the model’s heads super-imposed on them. Hacan Andersson, a rep for H&M was quoted here for saying, “The result is strange to look at, but the message is clear: buy our clothes, not our models.” Honestly, I understand what he is trying to say. The part I have a problem with is that the computer generated body does not fit the body of a healthy active young lady. It fits the profile of a girl that really needs an In and Out Burger…with a side of Animal Fries! If these girls looked like they had the body of an active, athletic, healthy teen, I would not have a problem with this. The article, originally posted on PSFK, said it best, “[it creates] a false reality for its customers and creating an unrealistic body image for women to live up to.”
So once again ladies, don’t believe the hype!! What you see in catalogs or online is not necessarily the real deal! I encourage any teen girls reading this to like my Facebook Page…I promise to educate you on the realities of the beauty industry. You’ll be amazed and learn not to believe the hype!
What do you think about this controversy? Is it better than using real models?
Until next time…smile, because it’s the most beautiful thing you can wear…