We love the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. The music rocks, the colors are amazing and the $10K bras are superfluous and insane, but kind of cool to say the least. There isn’t much negative anyone can really say about the show, except maybe for Adriana Lima’s diet beforehand. That, and the fact that the show made natural hair look non-existent.
If millennia from now, all anyone has of 2011 is the video of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, they will think that curly haired women were absent from the planet. Even the non-models were sporting wigs full of non-natural curls, ahem, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce – who looks fabulous pregnant, might I add.
Not that big of a deal, you might say? Well, OK, maybe not, but I do have a bit of a bone to pick with the runway industry – seriously, use texture!
If you weren’t paying attention this past fall, as models flooded Paris and Manhattan during their respective fashion weeks, you would be hard pressed to find a model on the runway with natural hair. Trust us on this – we searched photo gallery after photo gallery (and searched Getty images, too). The photos just don’t exist.
In up-coming articles, we will explain to you why this was, and what's in store for the Spring 2012 runways that might change things a bit...but I’m getting ahead of myself.
As 2011 comes to a close (seriously, December starts tomorrow, people!) it’s hard to not to notice that the fashion industry kind of threw us natural hair gals under the bus this year. Granted, all of us know that the runway is not real life, but it wouldn’t hurt to see a few natural waves, curls or kinks up there – and we aren’t talking blow dried and then curled with a curling iron, either!
So, here’s to hoping runways in 2012 bring more to the natural revolution table besides fake wigs, ratted teasing-gone-bad, or straight-as-a-board weaves.
Also, here’s to hoping that the only thing the future has to remember us by is NOT the Victoria’s Secret fashion show – despite how pretty and colorful and mind-numbingly entertaining it is.
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Ladies, what do you think about the lack of texture on the runways this past year, and what are you hoping is up and coming for next year?