alright ladies (and the few select awesome men who read my shenanigans), we need to have a chat. a chat about fashion, facial hair (specifically facial hair on women), and what our culture views as beauty.
here's the thing, i realize that the human body is 100% covered in a fine, thin layer of hair. i get that. and most women either wax, thread, pluck, or bleach their eyebrows and lips. it's normal, it's natural, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. THIS, however, is a little different...
am i the only one who finds this both something disturbing and disgusting, not to mention itchy?
is she carrying a plate?
this has nothing to do with facial hair because i am less concerned about the woman (yes, that is a woman) walking down the center of the runway and more concerned about the chick in the red shorts on the left-hand side of the runway. she looks starving and very ill. maybe i'm missing the point of "fashion" and the "beauty" of looking like skeletor; but i am sickened that our society and fashion world often views bones and skin as beauty and fashionable. yes, i realize that many men and women are naturally very thin - God created us all different with a specific purpose in mind; but no human being is naturally bone thin.
what do you think?
and here's the mastermind behind it all - patrick mohr. mohr is known for his strange selection of models, often choosing homeless people off the streets to create his vision, for example.
there are two things i would say to this guy:
1. patrick, i get that you're an artist. or a fashion designer. or whatever. i get that your into androgyny. i get that you want to be unique and different and and push the envelope in order to create "art." to that i say, that's cool. your "art" most definitely isn't my thing, but to each their own. you probably don't like the fact that i love to shave my legs. we can agree to disagree and still live in harmony. i like that your living your dream.
2. while the facial hair is beyond disgusting and androgyny isn't really my thing because i love actually looking like a woman, what concerns me most is that 90% of your models look sick. like near death, frail, malnourished sick. like the kind of sick where they should be in a hospital getting treatment, not on a runway parading their skeleton around as something of beauty. just my two cents.
you can check it all out here.