Invasion of the "Alien" Models

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  1. Sloan

    Sloan I love model_mom!

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    Here is a portion of the article featured in today's New York Times titled:
    Designers Ride into the Sunset; Martians Invade the Runway by Guy Trebay


    Naturally enough, a call has gone out for models to suit the new interplanetary look, that is, for women who resemble aliens. The latest types to find favor with designers have tiny heads, upturned noses, enormous eyes and undeveloped chins. They are said to "look 50's," as do many of the season's clothes. If so, it is not the 1950's of ripe cinema goddesses but the decade of the adorable Z-movie geeks who appeared in films like "Plan 9 from Outer Space."

    To a baby boomer, the Australian Gemma Ward, the Canadian teenager Heather Marks or the current Italian Vogue cover girl Lisa Cant also bear some resemblance to the waifs painted by the kitsch master Margaret Keane, as well as to subjects favored by the painter John Currin, whom some might call the Margaret Keane of the Whitney Biennial set. A younger eye might see references to Japanese manga characters like Major Motoko Kusanagi or to the creatures turned out by Pixar Animation Studios. Other models have a more direct way of describing fashion's new favorites, girls who seem to be garnering all the jobs. They call them "the bugs."

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  2. marc jacobs addict

    marc jacobs addict New Member

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    Here's the complete article:

     
  3. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    :lol: that's awful lol

    I still think they're adorable :heart: but thankyou for the article! :flower:
     
  4. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Very true...I am so loving this trend! ^_^
     
  5. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :lol: that's awful lol

    I still think they're adorable :heart: but thankyou for the article! :flower:
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    :rofl: :rofl: so correct, they do look like bugs, they absolutely look like aliens and they are still uber cute :heart:
     
  6. keepsmiling

    keepsmiling New Member

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    There was a similar short piece in the Australian Financial Review a few weeks ago. Pfftt... it's fashion darling. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    Hehehe bugs!Though it doenty seem like a trend that will be here for long
     
  8. PinUpGirl

    PinUpGirl New Member

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    Like this?

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    I love this girl, her name is Maren Cohrs :flower:
     
  9. PinUpGirl

    PinUpGirl New Member

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    Well, minus the upturned nose (I just realised) :P
     
  10. Sloan

    Sloan I love model_mom!

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    She has a very interesting look! She would probably do pretty well right now. :flower:
     
  11. pennyfei

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    Aliens are great and they represent the true american spirit-immigrant society!
     
  12. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    I love the alien models, always have. :heart:
     
  13. arzoo2

    arzoo2 New Member

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    yes, i've noticed this alien trend in the fashion industry, they're like clones. the hell with diversity and unique attractiveness heh?
     
  14. leggy_e11e

    leggy_e11e New Member

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    I love this new trend...they all look so beautiful. But I also love the non-aliens like Caroline T, Daria, Elise etc... heart!
     
  15. hautecouture1980

    hautecouture1980 New Member

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    I must admit to being a huge fan of the "aliens" as well. Anyone have any more photos of "aliens?" I wonder if they dislike being called aliens... food for thought....


    J
     
  16. Mojito

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    When I was younger looking like an alien was a bad thing. Now when I hear it I get excited. :]
     
  17. Chalice

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    Apparently the aliens are on the way out, now it's the cats according to the Times. I think Tanya D is a perfect example of a cute cat.

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  18. papa_levante

    papa_levante oh! darling

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    Aliens and cats. What's next? Horses? I think we have some of those :lol:
     
  19. russh_kris_z

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    NOTHING is more scary than MASHA
     
  20. masquerade

    masquerade God Save McQueen

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    I have to say i like these so-called "cats" more than the Aliens, but if Masha is any indication, the Aliens are here to stay
     

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