Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the joy of modeling

100629 Many fashion models strut down the runway with expressions of "I wish I was anywhere but here" pasted on their faces.

Why not a smile or other indication that the model finds some enjoyment from wearing the clothing she is modeling?

Do the fashion models hate their jobs? Are they underpaid? Is modeling an onerous occupation?

I don't get it.

Personally, I find that the zombie-look that many models brandish detracts from the clothing they are modeling. A smile would do wonders to improve the overall presentation, don't you think?

Twice I was a fashion model and although I was nervous, I had a smile on my face because I enjoyed what I was doing and wanted to impart my joy to the audience. Most of my fellow trans-models did the same.

Maybe it is time to fire all the zombies (above left) and replace them with T-girls (above right) who love dressing like women!


  1. My guess is that the fashion designers and photographers actually want this look (not sure why), that plus women are catty and are probably always looking at the next model wishing they were prettier.

  2. AnonymousJune 30, 2010

    I would guess, that it is intentional as well - and meant entirely to *not* distract people from looking at the clothes by engaging with the faces (and the person)...