A Must See Documentary

6 Feb 2015

Most of the times we focus on how within the fashion industry there should be accepted other demographics of women, and the first thing we discuss is that is not fair that women who are tall and thin represent the fashion world, that more "curvy" women should as well be part of that representation. However, although body types are extremely important to take into the equation, how about age?

Not only we are so focused on body tapes but youth is in a way, the backbone of the fashion Industry. I LOVE watching documentaries, and Netflix have really good ones, especially related to fashion. One documentary I watched called "Girl Model" shows how model agencies operates to find the "perfect model", and they will usually take the very young girls that are not even allowed to be hired. Totally recommend this documentary too since it gives a deeper look on what models go through in order to secure a job in an agency.

Buttttt this post is about another documentary that focuses on a demographic of women who are in the opposite wavelength of youths. Most of the models we see in magazines or tabloids are from the range of 15-26, and of course celebrities or super models around 30-40, maximum it reaches 50 but its not that concurrent. What about women from 50 and up? They got style you know, and so this documentary "Advanced style" shows exactly that. The best thing is that it originated from a blog and so you can follow up this incredible project. http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

It opened my eyes because I never really thought of fashion + elderly, it is indeed very interesting to take into consideration. I won't lie, it did made me tear up a bit, especially when something unexpected happens during a fashion show. But I loved how after all these years, these women are still so strong and represent their own individuality through style and are not afraid of showing it regardless what type of style they posses. It gave me hope in the sense that I still have a long way ahead because I don't know if this happen to you guys but for me, sometimes I forget that I am still young (just turned 20 last year) but it was such a big deal for me since the number 1 was not in front anymore. It freak the hell out of me. We sometimes need that reminder that although life is too short, it is also too long, and we have so many things ahead of us.

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