You know I love me some fashion. I sometimes joke about the models being way too thin but now Vogue Paris has gone overboard! Look at these photos of Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, who is only 10 years old. That’s right, you read it correctly! She’s the hottest thing smoking, modeling for many brands, but some of these pictures are just too suggestive for my liking. I can’t really go in on the pint-size model because my own daughter was part of the whole Toddlers & Tiara world when she was younger and she was in full glitz when we did pageants many years ago.
I was still the mom, though, and knew when to draw the line and edit anything my child was doing. Where was Thylane’s parents at the photo shoot? From my understanding, her mom is in the fashion industry and her dad is a soccer star. Although some of the pictures are not that bad, what makes my stomach turn are the ones in the high heels, red lipstick and suggestive poses. I can’t! ‘
Each year the models get younger and younger and thinner and thinner. With our kids being exposed to so much on the Internet, it’s hard for parents to monitor every little thing our kids see. I think if the fashion industry doesn’t take more responsibility for the images they send out, it will make our young girls think it’s OK to look grown and send mixed messages to others.
What are your thoughts?