Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Model behavior

New York is filled with models, which doesn't really contribute to overcrowding, given their width. I think they had a lunch break or something, because a bit before noon they'd flooded H&M on Lower Broadway, as well as the street in front, portfolios in hand. While H&M might seem like slumming for a model, it's not as if they'd use that hour to chase down Mr. Softie. It's weird how, even in a crowd of mainly thin people, some of whom are quite tall, models nevertheless stand out. Part of it is that they look so androgynous, but it's also the extent to which they enjoy gazing into the mirror for minutes on end to see how they look in $3 H&M jewelry. This may have something to do with them being 14 and from huts in the former Yugoslavia or wherever it is today's models are plucked from, or it may be that, consistent with stereotype, they're often more than a bit dim.

6 comments:

La Bona said...

Model rocks!

Hi there

Apologies for posting an off topic question here.

I am invitation your views on ABORTION in order to present a case to help those in the developing world.

I personally see abortion as a NECESSARY EVIL and that unwanted pregnancy is not only a personal problem and it is also a very real problem for the society at large.

Do you think it is right to burden say a 15 years old school-going girl with a new life when she is yet to have any economic mean to sustain herself and obviously, most girls of her age are not mentally ready for a family life. Furthermore, is it fair to rob her of her career, aspiration, dream etc., in the name of preserving a life that is yet to be fully developed.

If you have an opinion, please email it to me at divinetalk@gmail.com or if you wish, you may post your comment here: Your Onions Counts!

Thanks, La Bona

Petey said...

"This may have something to do with them being 14 and from huts in the former Yugoslavia or wherever it is today's models are plucked from"

They're recently perfected the technique of growing them in model farms in Moldova. Something about the combination of the soil and the sunshine there is perfect for growing tall 'n' wispy models.

"or it may be that, consistent with stereotype, they're often more than a bit dim."

They're not dim, just strung out on smack. Nothing says pretty vacant like smack.

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Lots of models in the SoHo. In all of the New York, no neighborhood has more models than the SoHo. There are some in the NoHo, some in the Chelsea, and some in the Tribeca. But the SoHo is model central.

porchwise said...

I was having a drink with Snooky Lanson at the Stagedoor bar under the CBS headquarters in 1958 when four models walked in wanting to 'get sloshed'. Too skinny, even in those days, so we saved our money. Whoa, just looked left and saw the la bona comment but can't read the bottom. Be right back.

porchwise said...

Do you know la bona? Screwy question for your blog. Oh well, to each her own. Have fun (sounds like you do so you probably don't need that advice).

porchwise said...

One other thing: you are a pretty savvy photographer...some good shots.

Phoebe said...

I don't really understand the abortion comment. Huh.