Sunday, November 12, 2006

Supermodels(please return)




This should of been one of my first posts because this is one of the small things that bothers me.
Where are the Supermodels? Why have actresses replaced models on the cover of magazines. Most of these women (the actress) can only take "okay" photos. Unlike the Supermodels, actresses lack that special something that models have that allows them to take extraordinary photographs. I discovered the Supermodels in the early 90's just as I was making my way to the teen years. I can recall opening a Vogue magazine and seeing Naomi Campbell's face and to die for body in an editorial. I was totally drawn in by her dark chocolate skin and full lips not to mention her dancers(not striper) body. I wanted to be her, so for the next 6-8 years I read any and everything I could about Naomi and every other supermodel and topmodel of the 90s. I was so good with knowing who the latest models were that my friends would point at a picture and ask me for a brief bio.
Eventuallyl, I began to see them less and less on the cover of magazines. Today Vogue may feature a top model on its cover once a year ,wtf. I want to see a true beauty(sometimes unique weirdness), someone who can take a picture like no other, on the cover of Vogue 12 months a year. It is not only Vogue which has taken to putting these annoying actresses and other celebs on the cover of its magazine. All American fashion magazines having taken to putting Janet Jackson, Christina A., Scarlet Johansen, Nicole Richey, Paris Hilton etc.. on the covers. Isn't it enough that Star and Us Weekly feature these women and air out every little piece of dirty laundry in their lives.
What I like about the foreign edition of Vogue,Elle, Marie Claire is that they use Models(excluding British editions). One thing with high fashion models is that you may not get true beauty but you will see a face that is unique and quite often she is not what is considered conveniently pretty. Thats just another reason I love my high fashion topmodels.
No one is sure what lead to the decline of the Supermodel and the ushering in of the tabloid actress obsessed culture that we have today. Although, one of the theories is that models caused many young girls to have eating disorders and/or not like their bodies. My response for that crowd is, and Nicole Richie and many other actresses of today do not. Furthermore, I think with the unique looks that many of today's high fashion models have it may help many young girls to see that things which are weird or different about your appearance are or can be good.
I for one, would be happy for the day that we return to the days of Supermodel. Supermodels of the 90s
1. Naomi Campbell
2. Cindy Crawford
3. Christy Turlington
4. Linda Evangelista
5. Kate Moss
6. Tyra Banks
7. Claudia Schiffer
George Michael though so much of Supermodels that he gave them the staring roles in two of his videos(my favorites).


9 comments:

The Mistress said...

I kinda agree with you on this. I am sick of actresses all over the place. They are so phony! They act like they lead perfect, holier-than thou lives, have great kids who NEVER annoy them, and perfect relationships.

I'm over it.

Give me a model who can shut the hell up and look good.

DivineLavender said...

I love a supermodel...I think Tyra is trying but none of those girls have propelled to supermodel status. I need more Janis Dickersen in my life.

Anonymous said...

The age of the supermodel is missed. Back then, they were known by their first names and lived worldy lives that many a woman envied. They were campy and didn't make any bones about it.
Now all you see are these emaciated and obscure bitches strutting down the catwalk during Fashion Week, with blank looks in their eyes, sans an identity or a personality. The only thing re: the Supermodels of yore involves Naomi Campbell beating hoes down and Tyra going undercover on her talk show, as a stripper of obese woman.
I miss Linda (I wont get out of bed for less than 10 grand) Evangelista, Cindy (who is holding up well), Claudia, Naomi, and Christy T. :-(

Paris Hilton (not cute), Jennifer Aniston, Mischa Barton, et. al. does NOT a supermodel make.
Actresses are overrated, imperfect (see them on HD TV yet?), and insecure, and I'm sick of seeing them on the fashion mags too. Damn Anna Wintour >;-(

TDJ said...

Tyra had a special about supermodels a while back and noone in the audience could name the girls that come out on stage. However, they are extremely popular throughout the rest of the world.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

oh i absolutely luv this post.. soo soo true i'm so tired of these silly actresses always on EVERY magazine cover so the only naomi we get to see is her court cases... where;s the new crop of supermodels.. its hard to even know anymore just because of the nicole richies and paris hiltons of the world!.. long live the supermodel!!!

Anonymous said...

AGREED...
I really miss that era...

Anonymous said...

Totally feel you on this one. The days of supermodels are long gone and they surely have been replaced by actresses...airbrushed,fake actresses.

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Icy said...

Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only one that felt this way.. I'M MAD ABOUT Actresses being on the cover.. As a model I'm more apt to support my own and yes a lot of models can look weird but that look is just da bomb! I'm with you o.. Petition to put models back on the cover.. all in favour say I!!! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII