I’m bringing this to you both as a style’n’fashion amateur and a mother. I’ll avoid spending an important amount of time and words on the subject because it’s so controversial and double edged I’d have to hire a lawyer before anything.
Let’s just talk aesthetics and tease a bit the morality lake: the following portraits were signed by Susan Anderson whose documentary series, High Glitz, brings a bit of light on the Child Beauty Pageants. Just to remind us all were we at. (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)
Making beauty the primary goal in a little person’s life is something so wrong and so distorted, we shouldn’t look further the fails in our society. Bringing young girls in contact with fake tan, fake teeth, fake hair, fake smiles, fake everything is far more striking and appalling than judging whether the catwalk should maintain the size zero standard or not.
And seriously, beyond anything and everything the beauty pageant mothers will ever tell us, I’m having such a hard time believing it’s not the parents who are doing all the pushing in this. What do you think? (photos via)