A lot of people judge me; they think I’m pretty fucking weird. When I go on a photo shoot, the other industry models don’t know what to make of me. They’re usually like, ‘What the fuck is this?’ It’s difficult for me in the fashion world; people think I’m a gimmick and that I’m just being exploited for my differences. My interaction with people is stressful. We’re all mirrors to each other, and I think a lot of people tend to project their bullshit on me. I have to remember that when someone does judge me in a certain way, it’s just a reflection of their own issues. It just sucks that I have to be the one that receives it…. Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/themes-2/body-image/melanie-gaydos/#z0RfLqqGqQGpDHi7.99
Melanie Gaydos for StyleLikeU (TW for brief discussions of suicide and abuse)
This was great
She is so wonderful
How have I not heard of her until now? Wow, gorgeous, New favorite model.
Alicia Framis, anti_dog, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2002
Collection that consists of nine golden gowns based on famous designs by Chanel, Dior, Courrèges, Gaultier, Hussein Chalayan, Karen Park-Goude and three designs by Framis herself. The gowns are made of Twaron, a fabric that is ‘dog-, bullet-, cut- and fire-proof’. For Framis, the anti_dog project began in 2000-2001 during her stay in Berlin. Someone told her about the district of Marzahn, where dark-skinned women cannot go outside because the streets are ruled by skinheads with aggressive dogs.
We mixed women will not show ourselves as victims, but as strong, unique individuals with the freedom and protection to go everywhere we want. In this way we create an awareness of a problem that is growing by the day. I want to make a statement that involves our modern way of life: charisma, fashion, uniqueness, singularity and exoticism. For me anti-violence is where creativity starts. anti_dog is a brand of products that combine creativity and protection.