I'm not entirely sure, but I think that might be a south asian female model in the watch ads. are my eyes playing tricks on me???
I don't think using an Asian girl with blond hair is the right way to represent other ethnicities. Because she's trying to become more american.
I'm interested that you use that logic about Rila, but not about any of the black models. The only black female models with natural hair are Ajak and Ataui Deng. It's not like Jourdan or Joan or Naomi were born with those perfect weaves. I don't think Rila dying her hair blonde makes her want to be American though. It's not like she's "trying to pass". Without knowing her, I'd say the Japanese are pretty confident in their own identity and image.I also think that the message should be taken from the whole ad. If anything, I think the campaign is being self-conscious of its trendy inclusiveness. Which I'm ok with, I'd rather that than that awful Daria editorial. I'm less thrilled with the extenuating logic that breaking boudaries and being beyond hype is linked with hedonism and saucy innuendo. That kind of bugs me. Too overwrought, in my ever so humble opinion.
I am more concerned by Rila having the "I enjoy quality time with myself" sign, in combination with her look, being a bit insensitive to the suicide of Daul Kim (Korean girl in Pretty Young Things - Dirty Diana). Her blog was called iliketoforkmyself. I think it's an unlikely coincidence.
Daul wrote this on her blog a couple months before she died.and i can be blonde, red, pink haired if i want. im not trying to be anything elsei have every right to do what i want. if a white girl colours her hair black, do u say "oh shes trying to be asian"?its so silly to restrict korean girl has to be a certain waythis is superiority complex and complex is not .... flattering
She does have a point and I have no problem with her hair. I just think that the whole race issue is over played. Skin is skin, no matter what colour. I'm a little sick of all the big deals. That being said, if you want to portray other cultures and make a big deal of skin types then use models that portray that culture, not the current trend of Americanized fashion. (which involves wigs, dyed hair, weaves ect. Basically just make everything fake.) As for weaves, well everyone uses them. So if we got into that issue we have to go against all of fashion because which model's hair is real?