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Models and Meat

Hiyaa Poutlings

Is it just me or are fast food chains combining meat and models into their adverts to prevent the men from going to the bathroom in advert breaks? The money that these models must get paid for these adverts must be astronomical, as they are almost downing more calories in one mouthful on screen than they usually do in a whole year. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but… you get what I mean?

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Heidi Klum’s latest job for US chain Carl’s Jr shows Miss Klum proividing the hot sauce in the advert.

she “plays” a burger eating seductress in a recreation of the famous Mrs Robinson scene from classic movie The Graduate.

In a preview of the promo Heidi Klum explained:

“I am playing Mrs Robinson and I am seducing the cute little boy with the burger. Food and sauce is on my mouth and I’m licking my lips. It’s a very sensual, sexy scene.”

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Kate Upton and Paris Hilton have also met the marketing men’s approval. They both got hot and steamy witha  burger in hand for a pretty penny.

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And the super-trim models aren’t just getting excited about the burgers…  Pamela Anderson and Jessica Simpson have all been the faces of Pizza Hut and they never opted for the salads. Luscious Latino star, Selma Hayek, appeared in a Burger King advert too and Dunkin Donuts used Naomi Campbell to boost their profits.

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What are your thoughts?

Mine are… SELL OUTS…. Clearly in a world where the focus is slowly becoming on being healthy, a fast food chain is not the correct way to go about your business, especially if your livelyhood and career has been your body….

 x missfitz

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THE BLACK ISSUE : Pioneering Models of Colour

Hellooo Poutlings!

With living in South Africa, the racism card likes to be used often, because of our troubled past. Unfortunately, I do not believe this will ever go away, but what people do not realise is that it is not only South Africa that has overcome problems when it comes to racism.

Enter, the modeling industry. Diversity has never been the modeling industry’s strong card, as highlighted by Vogue Italia’s groundbreaking “Black Issue” from 2008. What was so groundbreaking was the fact that it happened at all – an international fashion magazine drawing attention to racism in its own industry.

With this in mind, I’d like to point out that before this publication, “The Black Issue“, there was a massive movement of women of colour fighting for their rights to be in the fashion industry, here are some of my favourites highlighting their stides on and off the runway.

PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF TORO – 1936

The daughter of the King of Toro, one of the four tribes that originally ruled Uganda, Elizabeth was the third black women to ever attend Cambridge University and Uganda’s first female lawyer. When England’s Princess Margaret invited her to model in a charity fashion show, Elizabeth’s modeling career took off and she graced the pages of Vogue and the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1969. She later moved to New York where she modeled for the legendary Irving Penn.

NAOMI SIMS – 1948 – 2009

Before there was Naomi, there was Naomi. The first black supermodel, Naomi Sims worked overtime to break into what is still a largely racist industry. Naomi officially made it when she appeared in a US national AT&T commercial, the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal and the cover of Life All in 1968.

IMAN – 1955

With her long, graceful neck and statuesque beauty, Iman looks like she was actually plucked out of a Somalian village and thrown on a runway, but in reality she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard while she was studying political science in Nairobi. Upon coming to New York in 1975, however, she happily played along with the myth that Beard had discovered her as “a teen tribeswomen tending 500 cattle and sheep in a Kenyan game preserve”. What followed is one of the greatest careers in modern fashion history : a muse for Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake and Calvin Klein, an entrepreneur and the one women to tame David Bowie.

MOUNIA

Mounia was Yves Saint Laurent’s first black muse and his favourite model. She was also the first black model he used in his haute couture shows. Mounia rose to prominence following YSL’s classic Porgy & Bess show, which he designed around her and led to covers of WWD and French Elle.

DONYALE LUNA 1945 – 1979

Pegg Ann Freeman escaped the slums of Detroit, USA, for the glitz and glamour of NYC. Here as Donyale Luna, she was was exotic and intriguing whereas in Detroit she “wasn’t considered beautiful or anything.” At 6’1″ with her already striking features and ultramarine contacts, she was in high demand, becoming the first black women to cover British Vogue in 1996. Donyale lived like, partied like and dated rock stars only to eventually die like one when she overdosed in 1979.

BEVERLY JOHNSON 1952

Bev Johnson’s name will go down in history as the first black women on the cover of US Vogue in 1974, a watershed moment for models of all diversities. Bev logged over 500 covers in her career before embarking on a mildly successful acting career and starting her own line of wigs.

BILLIE BLAIR – 1946

A former nursing student from Michigan, Billie became “New York’s newest superstar model” and the “standard of female beauty” after setting Paris ablaze as one of the stars of the Battle of Versailles in 1973. She commanded $400 a day – years before Linda Evangelista wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 – though still making her one of the best paid runway models at the time.

GRACE JONES – 1948

Part supermodel, part mental patient, dart disco/New Wave/dancehall queen, Grace Jones is an enigma, wrapped in a question, wrapped in a kimono. Her distinctive style and personality are a constant source of inspiration for musicians like Rihanna and Lady Gaga to magazine editorials, who find her a favourite subject in particular… is it any wonder? That type of crazy comes along once in an androgynous moon.

PAT EVANS

Black, bald and beautiful. Pat shaved her head in the 60s as a protest against the modeling industry’s obsession with straight hair. The decision proved fortuitous for Pat, leading to appearances in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and perhaps, most famously, a quartlet of album covers for The Ohio Players. In 1974, Pat threw it all away when she published a scathing article in Essence magazine attacking the industry’s racism and its discrimination effectively ending her career.

PAT CLEVELAND

Pat was discovered in the subway in 1967 by fashion illustrator Antonio who admitted that he thought she was ugly, but with his help she became a dynmic and versatile force in print and on the runway. Along with Blair, Cleveland was one of the black models that entranced the French during the Battle of Versailles.

Like Sandylashxx has mentioned before, Black Most Definately is Beautiful.

*missfitz

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MODEL TAKEOVER : Who’s Replacing 90s Supers Now?

Hiya Poutlings

Cindy, Kate, Naomi, Linda, Christy… Your days were high and mighty, but now these new skinny-minnies are coming into take your place.

Who are the new super models now?

Cindy Crawford and Karlie Kloss

Beauty makes the spot on their otherwise state clean complexions. Neither Cindy nor Karlie can take a bad shot.  They both give collarbone for days, and a hunch that could make anyone feel straight.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

They’re both giving tribal realness, with cheekbones that say, “I’m  better than you.” We’re waiting for Jourdan’s hissy-fit but for the time being she’s fitting into Naomi’s early super shoes, fiercy.

Kate Moss and Lara Stone

In the 90s, Kate brought it to Calvin Klein, along with heroin chic and a penchent for toplessness. Now Lara brings a bustier approach to CK with that same dainty gauntness about her face.

Linda Evangelista and Daria Webowy

These Canadian chameleons have both taken the cover of Vogue in Marilyn Monroe-esque pin curls. Linda may be poutier, but they’re equally versatile!

*missfitz

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The Fountain of Youth: Stars That Don’t Age

Hey Poutlings!

So, as I watched the new No Doubt music video for their song Settle Down, I noticed that Gwen Stefani looked almost EXACTLY the way she looked in her music video for Hey Baby, which was released 2003 – a whopping 9 years ago!

She still looks absolutely amazing and like Gwen, many other stars have been physically stuck in their twenties – not that I think they’re complaining!

Is it a new procedure? Or do these celebrities simply have good genes? You be the judge!

Well hopefully we can all age so gracefully – here’s holding thumbs!

Have a fab Tuesday further peeps!

♥Marinda Liza♥

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