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A Bit Too Much for A 10-Year-Old?

Ten-year-old model French model, Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is gaining world wide attention.

A Bit Too Much for A 10-Year-Old?

Photo in French Vouge. 10-year-old French girl dressed in stillettos and makeup. Does this sell magazines?

Ten-year-old model French model, Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is gaining world wide attention.

It's just that this attention is so not appropriate for a 10-year-old. Would you agree?


Nonetheless, the little girl with decked out in what could be too much glitter, glam and gold lame for a 25-year old is on the cover of the September issue of French Vogue.

We could go on and on about the appropriateness of this? We can talk forever about how images in fashion are detrimental to women and children? Does anybody remember Jonbenet Ramsey?

We could also chat incessantly about the aspirational nature of fashion.  If that is the case, I want to know why would a 10-year-old dipped in so much makeup would be even slightly aspirational for grown women? Who thinks this is cute? I just can't get with it at all. What do you think?

For the record, I feel the same about Willow Smith.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

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Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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