Cigarette as Accessory
Oh no. It was by my own sheer will that I made fashion the center of my occupation. I’ve managed to justify my all-day garment gawking by making a real living out of it. But the further into the fashion trenches I go, the stronger is my urge to climb the hell out.
I’m always first in line to defend fashion against assumptions that it’s a frivolous enterprise with no intellectual or cultural content. I cannot, however, ignore that the mainstream – or pop fashion – is extremely guilty of promoting glamour over health. The weight issue has been beaten to near death, but another thing I’ve noticed recently is the pervasiveness of cigarettes. So many fashion editorials these days show the model holding a lit cigarettes as she would a handbag or some other expensive accessory. With heaping amounts of non-chalance, of course. It’s impossible to avoid the fact that these images will make people (especially youngsters trying to keep their weight down) want to smoke. In this case, though, the expense is much greater than a lump of cash. This fashion status symbol will cost you your health.
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