In these last years I have met so many wonderful and inspiring women that I feel obliged to represent each of them wherever I am. In fact, I was raised and raised among warrior and inspiring women, it’s my mother and my sister who hold the ends when they hit that bad and I doubt myself. We have ups and downs in life and in the career, and when we’re down there in the bottom of the pit, those who always brought me back up. Is there someone who represents all this to you too?
Although we know that every day is ours, today in the world calendar, it is Women’s Day. And my message is for you to accept yourself, you’re beautiful the way you are: no make-up, no slimming or fattening XX kg, pajamas, slippers or sweats. You are awesome! You can achieve what you want to do, go where you want to go. This site / blog supports you in whatever way, even if you want to use any trend of “it’s in, but I’m out”, here we do not judge, because we are all powerful within our essence. I’m just saying one thing: you can do anything! And go get what’s yours!
We already have achieved so many things! Look at fashion as it does these days! The world of fashion accepts and values ALL kinds of feminine beauty, including transgender! Want more? Brands, stylists and fashion magazines value our curves, colors and textures! Look at how different women are parading on the runways, look at the latest covers of transgender fashion magazines and women over 50! See the plus size models with curves on the catwalks. Look at the fashion bloggers, each with their own body style and format, working horrors for brands. Review Dove’s advertising campaigns or lingerie brands. Everything has changed! Another achievement for us. In fact, it was we who changed that pattern of beauty that never existed! And you see how we can do it?
I will give you some examples of models that have opened space and exhibit their beauty in the main catwalks and fashion campaigns. It is the advance for diversity and individuality.
The Canadian has been bullying since the age of 4 because of vitiligo, today she is the darling of most designers and brands: Chanel, Dior, YSL …
Model plus size displays your curves in international fashion weeks. She currently has her own lingerie brand that also features her collections in New York fashion week.
A transgendered model that the face of the #BeMAKEUPFOREVER campaign. She was the first to campaign worldwide.
Here’s one of my favorite pictures from the time I’ve been working in this business. I’ve never been the girl to do every campaign or walk every show, but I’m happy that I’ve had some pretty unique moments in this industry – a few of which have challenged the dominant paradigm, outdated views of gender and a few that have even spilled over into pop culture. I woke up to a video yesterday, where a woman by the name of Miroslava Duma said some pretty ugly things about @bryanboycom and me during a conference (scroll right to see). I wont say it wasn’t hurtful. However instead of focusing on this blatant ignorance, I couldn’t help but realize the contrast between the state of our business today in comparison to 2012, the yr of this video. Fashion hasn’t always celebrated, to quote @miraduma “people like us.” Today I can say I’ve walked for iconic designers like @MarcJacobs and even landed on pages of American Vogue as none other than myself. However for a long time I didn’t believe that I was deserving of a firm place in fashion. I remember when I was one of only two people representing a specific “trend” that many people would now place under the title “gender diversity in the fashion space.” Circa 2010 my friend @LeaT and I found International media attention on the one hand and no small amount of ignorance and scorn on the other. Today we are part of a movement of unique talent that is smashing the old categories that once stood and proudly displaying a spectrum of age/color/gender/class. @miraduma ‘s hopes that “this trend fizzles out quickly” have not been realized. I am thankful I got to stick around! I understand that an apology has been issued and I do think people should be given the chance to grow, change, overcome their ignorance. To my little sisters, bros and non binary siblings who don’t have the resources to fight back, to change schools, pay for medical care or the support of thousands of followers and who experience cruelty directed at them only because they have the guts to follow their hearts and minds in the hope of an honest, happy life please remember, chin up ALWAYS! Evolution is no stranger to our cause and one day we’ll see revolution❤️
The first model with Down Syndrome to participate in New York Fashion Week.
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She always dreamed of being a model, but because she was born without her right forearm, she was discouraged from battling for her dream. After many nons and the right opportunities, she parades at New York Fashion Week and also campaigns for some brands.
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These women were the first, many after they began to appear and to succeed being who they want to be! Try to let go and do this too! Be yourself, whoever you want to be!