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10 year old Paris Vogue model?

48 comments · save · last comment by Abbie M. almost 3 years ago

Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

Her name is Thylane Loubry Blondeau. Is this pushing it? Opinions?





Here's a video:
youtube.com/watch?v=d8BbZhfmgfY&feature=player_embedded

If you ask me this is just pedofood. Little kids shouldn't be modeling in things like this. Actually the "normal" age of 14-17 for some of the really big models doing poses and make-up as such is a bit unnerving to me. Where's the Mama?

almost 3 years ago

#1
Fox Alopex

Fox A.

HUDSON,
United States

61 posts

This is sick. We do not need to sexualize children. Is she grabbing her crotch?!

0 · August 4, 2011

#2
Carolyn M

Carolyn M.

UPSTATE NY,
United States

1012 posts

Ahhhh I'm kind of disturbed. Her head looks... enormous on her body. Especially in that third picture. Kids that age should not look like that, have that much makeup, etc. TOO SOOOON.

0 · August 4, 2011

#3
Bella Frost

Bella F.

THE INSIDE OF YOUR MIND,
United States

86 posts

This is just distrubing. Thats way to much makeup for a ten year old. Shes going to grow up to fast and then she wont have anything to look forward to.

0 · August 5, 2011

#4
Kat C.

Kat C.

United States

324 posts

I definitely agree that it's wrong to make a child grow up too quickly. However, (and some people are likely to disagree with me) I don't think that these pictures are particularly 'sexual'. She isn't wearing any revealing clothing, nor is she 'grabbing her crotch'.
Overall, yes, she doesn't need to be wearing makeup or modeling for such a high end fashion magazine until she's older.

0 · August 5, 2011

#8
Ashleigh F.

Ashleigh F.

SWINDON,
United Kingdom

306 posts

I think the pictures shown there are the worst of the worst. I've seen quite a few of her photos crop up around the internet and whilst she's not usually wearing typical ten year old clothes, she's normally not quite done up and nowhere near as sexualised as she is in those photos shown.
(As a side note, I've seen those photos posted before somewhere else, with someone suggesting they were an ironic take on the beauty/fashion industry's obsession with youth - but I don't know whether that was pure conjecture on their part and it still doesn't change the fact they used such a young girl for the photos but it gives it a different spin at least.)

Anyway, the photos of her where she's heavily made up I do find a little bizarre and a little uncomfortable, but the majority of her photos don't seem to stray too far from the typical fare of a child model.
Personally I think the thing that seems to differentiate her and is partly making people uncomfortable is that she already has that modelesque stare down, and that makes even her very innocent photos look a little more adult model in a child's body than child model.

0 · August 5, 2011

#9
Charlotte S

Charlotte S.

ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

654 posts

let children be children!

i would give anything to go back to my childhood but i cant

0 · August 5, 2011

#10
Marie-Louise B.

Marie-Louise B.

ODENSE,
Denmark

45 posts

I find this disturbing. Little girls like her shouldn't wear that much makeup and do those 'seductive' poses

0 · August 5, 2011

#12
Emma W

Emma W.

United Kingdom

335 posts

Well, that's the rest of her life ruined!

0 · August 5, 2011

#13
Alaroy Creature

Alaroy C.

United States

415 posts

She's so beautiful looking

0 · August 5, 2011

#14
Leila G

Leila G.

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW,
France

266 posts

she's good looking, and at least they're being honest about the kind of bodies they're using in the industry. but no. this is plain wrong. she is open to exploitation and way too many bad influences. She will be indoctrinated with the idea that image is the most important thing in life and if, after a few years, her career slips, her psychology will be messed.

0 · August 5, 2011

#16
Sara N.

Sara N.

ZüRICH,
Switzerland

34 posts

This is why I do not read Vogue.. I mean fashion should be beautiful, not sick. That is way too much.

0 · August 5, 2011

#18
Samantha Teng

Samantha T.

SINGAPORE,
Singapore

572 posts

she's so cute but the whole look is just so wrong on her.... when i was ten i wore cheap clothes cus i'd outgrow them in a few months! :\

0 · August 5, 2011

#19
Cindy F

Cindy F.

Netherlands

445 posts

Hahaha It's probably all custom made :P
You can't get a 10-year-old to fit in Those clothes hahah xD
She has a beautiful face, but al that make up :(
They should have made it more child appropriate..

0 · August 5, 2011

#20
Yeva Tang

Yeva T.

TORONTO,
Canada

89 posts

Isn't Paris Vogue known to do some controversial editorials? If so, this doesn't really strike me as odd for Paris Vogue standards. Though, I do have to admit that it's very obvious that she's 10 years-old, unlike some of the slightly older models who could pass for early 20s. She's got lovely eyes though; if she continues to do modelling, I bet she'll be amazing when she's 18 or so.

0 · August 5, 2011

#21
Cindy F

Cindy F.

Netherlands

445 posts

@Ashleigh F.

Totally agree, it's the fact that she's so proffessional that that makes it even more akward..

0 · August 5, 2011

#22
Heather Louise

Heather L.

NOTTINGHAM,
United Kingdom

595 posts

I don't think the poses are sexy or seductive, yes the photos are probably a bit too old for her but she is beautiful and it's not like it's porn. She is clearly going to be a huge supermodel with those looks.

0 · August 5, 2011

#23
Vicky Violet

Vicky V.

ANTWERP,
Belgium

934 posts

Exactly.

And come on, pedofood? She could easily pass for an 18 year old, beats the entire point of pedophilia.

0 · August 5, 2011

#24
Kirsty M

Kirsty M.

WALES,
United Kingdom

371 posts

Well a size 0 is usually around a 22"-23" waist. That is the circumference of the average British 8 year old's waist. I'm not surprised they found clothes to fit her.

0 · August 5, 2011

#25
Tim G.

Tim G.

OUDENAARDE,
Belgium

237 posts

Her soulless eyes make me feel uncomfortable.

0 · August 5, 2011

#26
Katarina Dahlgren

Katarina D.

SWEDEN,
Sweden

103 posts

If I'm going to buy clothes, I want to see how they look like on a person my size, or at least my age (or older).

0 · August 5, 2011

#27
Kirsty M

Kirsty M.

WALES,
United Kingdom

371 posts

Too much make-up on such a young face. It doesn't look right to me. Some kids are into the whole dress-up thing and clump around in their mother's heels/clothes, that's fine but this is a little too weird for me. Gorgeous child but she should be wearing a stripey jumper and a dungaree skirt, fresh-faced and happy, not caked and pouty.

0 · August 5, 2011

#28
Cindy F

Cindy F.

Netherlands

445 posts

I understand, but a size 0 skirt would still be to long etc.
It's just weird.

0 · August 5, 2011

#29
Kirsty M

Kirsty M.

WALES,
United Kingdom

371 posts

@Cindy F.

Since she's a model she's probably quite tall for her age, obviously still short for an adult but the petite section would probably fit her. Also, this is French Vogue, I'm sure they can fork out for some minor alterations.
x

0 · August 5, 2011

#30
Vicky Violet

Vicky V.

ANTWERP,
Belgium

934 posts

@Katarina D.

It's Vogue. Not H&Ms catalogue.

0 · August 5, 2011

#31
Katarina Dahlgren

Katarina D.

SWEDEN,
Sweden

103 posts

@Vicky V.

Off course, but hey, fashion people buy the kind of clothes that's in Vogue, and they are not ten years old.

0 · August 5, 2011

#35
Debi C

Debi C.

India

967 posts

i wonder what kind of parents they have..there's nothing wrong in starting of young in the industry but you really need to draw the line somewhere..these clothes are not revealing or vulgar but the hair and makeup is that suited to a grown up.

0 · August 5, 2011

#36
Veronica  D.

Veronica D.

Korea

173 posts

This is kinda dumb, considering most kids are pretty or cute. It's when they hit puberty that young'uns are separated from model material.
So, basically, she's not very unique, as there are plenty of kids on a playground that could match her looks.

0 · August 5, 2011

#37
Katarina Dahlgren

Katarina D.

SWEDEN,
Sweden

103 posts

oh my - this is even worse! OK, she doesn't have anything here that a boy doesn't, but anyway...

0 · August 5, 2011

#38
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

this shit is fucking stupid.....who ever thought this was a great idea deserve to be chopped into little pieces and fed to Piranha's.

0 · August 5, 2011

#39
Katarina Dahlgren

Katarina D.

SWEDEN,
Sweden

103 posts

all that you're saying about her clothes is probably right, but shoes? European 35 is like 2 ½ in UK, and 5 in USA. Maybe that fits her? Or does she have smaller feet? Feels wierd to think about Louboutins in like size 2..?

0 · August 5, 2011

#40
Naz Isik

Naz I.

TURKEY BUT LIVING IN CALIFORNIA,
United States

55 posts

i think it would have been cute if the clothes were too big on her maybe showing a little girl playing in her beautiful and sophisticated mothers clothing... but I don't think using a child so young actually captures the essence of youth and glamour accurately. I'm sure most children don't yearn to dress like this to their play dates.

0 · August 5, 2011

#41
Katarina Dahlgren

Katarina D.

SWEDEN,
Sweden

103 posts

I blame it on the mother (well, could be father, too) that probably says "You're going to be famous! This is fun! The appearance is everything!" and so on. This is child beauty competitions in fashion..

0 · August 5, 2011

#42
Sophie Rebecca

Sophie R.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

4363 posts

I think it's an awful idea. Even from a marketing point of view, this is only turning off their market audience. Stupid move, Vogue.

0 · August 5, 2011

#43
Kirsty M

Kirsty M.

WALES,
United Kingdom

371 posts

She's probably tall for her age since she's modelling so the petite ranges will most likely fit her. Also, shortening things are minor alterations I'm sure Vogue can manage. As for shoes, my ten year old sister and I have the same shoe size ad my feet haven't grown since I was 12. Even if they have to get her shoes that are a little smaller than average (which they might not because she's probably tall and 10 year old feet aren't that small) I'm sure it's not so small that they're impossible to find.

0 · August 5, 2011

#44
Cindy F

Cindy F.

Netherlands

445 posts

@Katarina D.

Hahah I really think they maybe customized a few things so it would fit her better.

0 · August 5, 2011

#45
Cindy F

Cindy F.

Netherlands

445 posts

@Katarina D.

I knoww I also saw it when I checked her out on google, it's crazy :O

0 · August 5, 2011

#46
Cass E.

Cass E.

NERDFORD,
United Kingdom

851 posts

I read about this earlier today. It's gross but weirdly I'm not surprised. Don't get me wrong, I know it's wrong and sick and shouldn't happen, but I'm completely aware of the sexualisation of children - which saddens me greatly - and I also get the impression that the fashion industry as always been nuts in a sometimes questionable way. A lot of the photos of her, the poses and things, are completely inappropriate.

0 · August 5, 2011

#47
Goguma L

Goguma L.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

31 posts

Funnily enough, my style inspirations don't normally come from children..apart from Suri Cruise obviously.

http://somefashionclout.blogspot.com

0 · August 5, 2011

#48
Abbie Marie

Abbie M.

MINNESOTA,
United States

121 posts

i think that she's extremely beautiful but that is just innapropriate.

0 · August 5, 2011

  

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