Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Indian Vogue real people not Models

Thank you Heather Timmons for reporting on Indian Vogue and the use of real people instead of models in the New York Times, this is part of the article based on the Indian Vogue issue that used real people instead of models wearing designer clothing, like a baby in a FENDI bib, in away I think it mocks the globes obsession with objects and the obsession people have these days to have "things". I am not mad at the magazine editorial, I think it was more purposely done to make a statement. So many people, parents, models or not, rich or not, love to flaunt their objects and want them to define them, and their "quality of life and their purpose." I find this lifestyle sick. I don't want a fake Gucci bag from Canal Street, and I am not rich enough right now to have the real thing. I don't need a fcking bag so bad that I need to fake it. Nothing is fake that I have and wear. Anyways when it comes to the photography it was great and I love the fact that the magazine went there, and did it. I also like that the people were not decked out in higher end fashion but showed it in their accessories. I liked the Burberry umbrella.

It might be causing hype because the people who really do wear higher end products might feel upset or offended. Hey, there is nothing wrong with high end fashion, but it shouldn't define you as a person and it is a bit awkward to see a baby in Indian wearing it considering much of the country lives on less than 2 dollars a day, but for those who do have a higher income perhaps the country is just preparing for a new launch of retail stores to come in the years ahead, a preview of what could be?

"Vogue India’s August issue presented a 16-page vision of supple handbags, bejeweled clutches and status-symbol umbrellas, modeled not by runway stars or the wealthiest fraction of Indian society who can actually afford these accessories, but by average Indian people."

Click here to read the article about Indian Vogue and their real people as models in the magazine.

"Nearly half of India’s population — about 456 million people — live on less than $1.25 a day, according to World Bank figures released last week. But as any well-briefed luxury goods executive or private banker knows, India also has a fast-growing wealthy class and emerging middle class that make it one of the world’s most attractive new places to sell high-end products."

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