Ahem…The spokesmodel for Aveeno skincare products, ladies and gentlemen.
Via Huffington Post:
“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing … a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty. Sometimes cultural standards just need a different perspective so we can see them for what they really are — a collective acceptance… a subconscious agreement. We are in charge of our agreement. Little girls everywhere are absorbing our agreement, passive or otherwise. And it begins early. The message that girls are not pretty unless they’re incredibly thin, that they’re not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we’re all willingly buying into. This conditioning is something girls then carry into womanhood. We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one’s physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation.”
I might actually have to buy Sports Illustrated and support my people.
I bought this dress to wear to a concert, and I only just noticed the look on the model’s face: “Ohhhh, I’m a model, my life is so hard. I am thin and pretty and fabulous so I have bitchface all the time…”
Dude. I’m not telling you to smile or anything, but… goddamn, maybe look LESS over your life in this garment? Who let this photo be THE one?
(I will look happier wearing it, because Anna Nalick shall be before me, gracing me with all her splendor.)
Also, it’s Vera Wang (for Kohl’s), so… Wang. Tee hee. (Not gonna lie, that influenced my purchase a teeeeeny bit.)