5 weeks ago
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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).