Friday, April 25, 2014

The Making of a Fashion Model: Dallas Event!

In the recent decades, the modeling world has become one of freakish and outsized expectations, professionally and physically. Look no further than the peak of the industry, the high-end catwalk model, for the simplest example: she is often a size 00, with a waist that compares to a seven-year-old girl’s. For all the beauty it regularly displays, there is something deeply twisted about this industry. Ashley Mears, former-model and current professor of sociology at Boston University, untangles in her book just how crazy the fashion industry can be. 

From dealing with issues related to the gender, race, class, and even economic pay-out of models, Mears looks at what it takes to succeed in this competitive industry. Ambition, networking, rejection, debt, and pressure to meet industry standards, are just a few things young models deal with so patiently, just in hopes, of making it BIG in the business.

Mears will be speaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas next week, May 1st, about her book and give the audience a more accurate look as to how the modeling business isn't really that glamorous. We are happy to say that we will be attending this event, hope to see some of you there!!! The event is open to the public.

Farah A. for Hijabitopia

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