Enough of Sad & Skinny Models, Bring Back the Cindy Crawfords!

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supermodelCindy. Naomi. Linda. Kate! If heard individually, you might not know who they are, but grouped together, only one thing comes to mind: Supermodels!

Oh, how I loved supermodels growing up. They were so glam. They were so sexy. They were so fierce! They weren't real people -- they were divas, just like models should be. Big hair, bodacious curves, stilettos as far as the eye can see (except for Kate). Remember when Linda Evangelista said, "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day"? I mean, who says that?! Or when Kate Moss and Johnny Depp trashed that hotel room? So edgy! They were living, breathing characters out of a movie, and it was awesome. 

Fast-forward to 2011, models are so skinny and so boring. They're all walking around in flats. They're all home early because they have kids. And I've yet to hear of a single one trashing a hotel room. What is it with you straight-laced ladies? I hate to break it to you, but Herve Leger and I are not a fan of this generation.

If you aren't familiar with the designer and his body-hugging bandage dresses of the '90s, surely you've heard his name mentioned in that Bethenny Frankel commercial for Bluefly.com. You know, where she goes, "I'm sure there's a lot of homeless people walking around in Herve Leger." Anyway, the designer recently told Daily Front Row:

[If] I had to go back to catwalk presentations I would be in a panic because today people are so out of touch with the reality of everyday life. Already the models I find are too skinny, too sad. And I knew the age of the super top models, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford, who were always lively and smiling. Today you go between several défilés and you will see the exact same type of girl -- it just doesn't inspire me.

Amen to that, Herve! Let's bring back the old school supermodels! I want a side of spunk with my fashion. I don't want to see clothes on women with the same body I had in sixth grade -- yawn. Out with the skinny sad chicks, in with the sirens!

Ah, who are we kidding, Herve? Me and you alone can't change the fashion industry. It's bigger than us. We need to just resign ourselves to the fact that thin is in. It's alright, though. At least we still have Stephanie Seymour.

What do you think about today's supermodels?

 

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bsawy... bsawyer84

It's sad that such high expectations come of these rail-thin models. Women think they should look like them and men drool over them while at the same time saying they want a women with curves. And if a large woman makes it big her size is constantly pointed out either by saying she's fat or constantly complimenting her curviness (which is just as bad after a while). And some women are naturally skinny so it wouldn't be fair to only show larger women. Maybe we should just use robots to model clothes :P

sassy... sassykat122

Okay, I'm kind of getting the point of your post by why throw in the crack about them being boring because they are home early with their kids? What was the point of that

nonmember avatar Kitty Kitty

What do I think of the high fashion runway model? Well let's see...they're tall, thin, perfect bone structure, flawless skin, great hair, and they get paid to look like that. Gee, I think they're great! And no, not many of them have eating disorders, they, like myself, are naturally tall and thin and put up with a lot of flack and jealousy (this article). We have women like beonsay and J Lo to make the average woman feel better about herself (average people in the media that look like them maybe they're not so undesirable after all). We have the fashion model to us envy, dream, and aspire.

nonmember avatar Anna

Please stop bashing skinny women. Whatever happen to kindness and maturity, instead of bashing other people online? Please grow up and realize that skinny women are reading this blog!!

It's very hurtful and offensive to write insulting words to women of a different size.

Skinny mothers read this blog!! As a skinny person myself, it's very offensive to read a person's blogpost bashing someone else. If you don't like skinny models, then you need to write to companies that endorses skinny models.

RaeAn... RaeAnne.USAF

I was a skinny chick even did some modeling a few years ago and guess what? I love my new body miss kitty kitty. Yes some women are naturally skinny but not as much as most high fashion models. I don't envy those girls I love being a woman, having curves, and not looking like I'm still in middle school.

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