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Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Girl Who Caused The Storm

There has been a storm of controversy over one little girl. I'm sure many of you have heard or seen the copy of French Vogue, which has a mesmorising ten year old beauty gracing the cover.

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?

D E T <3


  1. I love that there are young girls gracing the pages of vogue! How many 10 year olds do you know that read vogue and will want to copy the sexual nature of the photos? Lets face it, EVERY little girl dreamt of being a model or fashion designer and I can only imagine how proud this girl must be of herself for having her dreams come true! So these photos are not what your typical 10 year old does but none the less these photos are stunning, I simply love them! <3

  2. now that's a girl with a bright future ahead of her, yup!

  3. Brilliant blog!!! Fantastic post! You're pretty fantastic! :-) Have a great week!

  4. luv your blog I'm following you know follow me back

  5. I can tell for sure that those girls definately know how to strike poses.


  6. lovely blog!
    I think she is just way too young!!

  7. I like her but some of the looks are way too adult.
    NRC ♥

  8. I absolutely adore her! A few months ago I emailed my friends a pic of her and they were shocked at how beautiful she was!

    I actually did a post called munchkin swag that included her as well!

  9. there is nothing wrong with little girls playing dress up, but i think those leg poses are a bit much.the other pictures are cute though!

    btw great blog



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