Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau
It goes without a doubt when saying this little girl is absolutely beautiful ! Think of her as a collage of the most beautiful models in the world. The pout and teeth of Lara Stone, the face of Natalia Vondianova and the eyes of Adriana Lima. Without saying, this ten year old is going to have a packed life ahead filled with editorials and runway debuts. We can't keep putting Elle, Giselle and Kate through the traumas of lying in locations Thomas Cook doesn't even fly to, being pampered and made-up and then forced to look down a lense all morning, now can we.
The Vogue cover setting highlights her youth, the white dress and purity and her beautiful angelic face. However, turn the covers and this is what has caused the controversy.
The pictures are a reinterpretation of girls playing dress-up in make-up, heels, dresses and jewellery. Although this isn't the problem, the problem which has sparked the outrage is the adultness of the images, the sexuality of the not-even-teenage models.
Low gazes, pouty lips and sultry body language have caused the outrage of pedestalling child sexuality which promotes the wrong type of attention. However, if they weren't playing dress-up in their mothers clothes, there would be an outrage over children wearing make-up and using hot hair tools, followed with captions about children losing their youth. The pictures are what the viewer perceives of them, if you want to associate an image of sexuality around a young girl playing dress up and lying on a bed in low cut dresses - then that is what you are going to get, rather than a young girl who has seized the opportunity of playing with her mothers unattended finest, pretend playing the elegant sophistocated women which comes with the nature of a childs imagination. When I saw the images, I couldn't believe a ten year old could look so beautiful. At ten, I was covered in cuts, bruises clutching a football ready for the next curby tornament, but even when I tried on a pair of my mums heels - I too used to strut along the landing like I was first face at Milan fashion week.
What are your views on ten-year old Thylane Lena- Rose Blondeau?
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