Sunday, January 31, 2010

Filthy Habit?

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, darlings…
We all know that models smoke (just witness the lovely Georgina Stojilkovic backstage at Hermés, February 2009, via nymag.com) … but the fact that photographers allow (or encourage) them to do so during a photo shoot is rather shocking! Do you find these photos appalling or appealing, darlings?
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista On the Fringe of Fashion.
Cover, September 2007.
French Vogue, April 2009.
French Vogue, February 2008.
German Vogue, September 2009.
Italian Vogue, August 2007.
Italian Vogue by Miles Aldridge.
Italian Vogue, December 2005.
Italian Vogue, May 2008.
Italian Vogue, October 2009.
Japanese Vogue, October 2008.
Numero, February 2007.
Numero, March 2008.
Numero, September 2007.
Russian Vogue, March 2009.
Russian Vogue, October 2008.
V, May 2009.
Numero, May 2001.
Ick or slick, darlings?
xoxox,
CC

80 comments:

stilettolover91 said...

I personally don't smoke and don't think that smoking is sexy at all so i find them appalling!

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Katy Mary said...

I used to smoke and while the models look beautiful the cigarettes look ugly. And the one lighting the cigarette on the stove haha I tried that once and set my hair on fire!

nuheila said...

These pictures are beautiful without cigarrets,i don t understand why they but models to smoke on the photos?!


Nuheila

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice pics!;))

inspiration exists said...

The smoking fetish is very powerful in photography. I quit smoking some months ago but found all pics awesome as smoking gives to every model more self confidence and sex appeal.

KGBBlogger said...

Smoking is a filthy habit...the models look gorgeous, the cigarettes only take away from the photo.

Emma
xx

Monkey Mae said...

Not a smoker, but don't find the pix appalling. I think some of them are quite beautiful and don't consider high fashion pix to be reality, just another form of entertainment.

La fille d'Avril said...

i don't smoke and won't encourage anyone t do so, but i have to admit that any women with a cigarette in her hand has that "ce je ne sais quoi" that makes her really apealling and sexy

Mimi said...

Being around smokers in my family, I have learned how to tolerate smoking, but I still find it very unattractive and unhealthy. However, everyone has their own little, bad habits. Some of these pictures are really stunning.

daisychain said...

I'm a smoker and will confess to finding the pictures appealing, not always mind you, sometimes it can look quite vulgar.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Neither appalling or appealing, some even a bit amusing (like the blonde by the stove - her hair is about to go up in flames!)

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laurel.bis said...

Ha sido una imagen recurrente para la fotografía durante mucho tiempo, muy sensual... que quizá vayamos dejando atrás???

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I personally don't find smoking very appealing but people have different tastes.

Have a great weekend.
-The Trendy Fashionista
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meraldia said...

I think smoking is not sexy at all any more!

Mila said...

I think those photos are great!!!! <3

naveen said...

all hot chicks are here

haircutting in high heels said...

Good morning sunshine! It is what it is, I was previewing a video France just this morning where the interviewer was smoking while narrating. Kate moss trying to take a drap with her toes, priceless!

Jacqueline said...

I hate cigarettes and smoking with a passion. It isn't sexy unless you like kissing an ashtray =) xo

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rossovelvet said...

I can't have a right distance because I do smoke... even tho it isn't because it's glam, it's merely for the nicotine itself (which is even worse I think)
I do believe it's sad to glamorize smoke, even tho it is aesthetically appealing.
Always the same hypocrisy of our society...

Grace said...

I could never smoke. I don't know, those models won't be beautiful for long if they keep the habit.

Helen said...

... all so unnecessary.

FashionHippieLoves said...

Kate looks great on the last pic!

X

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

smoking hasn't really looked sexy since the 50's.....although it does sometimes fit the rockstar image. even madonna who doesn't smoke, has taken a few pics with a cig and it just kind of worked.

love your themes as always! :) ♥

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I honestly think it's high time people stop using cigs in ads, compaigns, movies, commercials etc. If you can't get your idea through to people without smoking being involved, then maybe you're not such a good of a photographer/movie maker/marketologist/etc lol

Pearl Westwood said...

I am always so shocked when I buy a non-UK mag and they have smoking models and smoking ads, you just cant do that over here! There is something really repulsive about Kate moss in that foot smoking photo!!

Sabine said...

It looks strangely sexy to me - until I think of the smell, which reminds me of how disgusting it really is.

Missy said...

I dont smoke and dont find these pics that appealing either!

Missy
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That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I don't find smoking appalling, but that doesn't mean I smoke or will ever smoke. I think everyone has their vice and if a cancer stick is theirs, so be it! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Supercalifragi Fashion said...

i´m not a big fan of smoking, but i personally think that most photos with a cigarette look very classy

xx

Kristin said...

I'm not judging...but for myself...ICK!

Tiffany said...

i love smoking, i don't think its a problem at all. ppl on the streets often randomly tell me stop smoking because it kills. then i should have the right to say stop eating to an overweight person in a restaurant.

but on a lighter note, these models look absolutely fabulous.

Ms Smart said...

The images are sexy with or without the smoke. Personally, I hate smoking and being around it in any form. They probably snap those shots for controversial viewing, it worked...

Sir Thomas said...

and yet so sexy....

- + - = sexy

nookie said...

some are cool some are not...

Anniken Cecilie said...

I don't smoke and think its awful that someone feels the need to. BUT, I have to admit that it looks suspiciously sexy in photos! haha

Jaime said...

Def a filthy habit...

Noémie K said...

excellent post dear ! especially since I quit !
Love Lara Stone, I think she's a huge smoker ;-)

Miri said...

cigarettes are the opposite of beauty to me, maybe that's why models look even more beautiful in comparison. Wish they didnt though ;)

love the fact that you pay attention to smoking in a whole post!

küsschen

Friend in Fashion said...

I'm not a smoker, and think these photos would be much more beautiful, minus the cigarette :)

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xx

HiFashion said...

I'm not a smoker, and not a fan of smoking. Although, these models do look quite sexy. I don't know if thats from the cigarettes or whether its how they look!

WendyB said...

One I pretended to smoke to be naughty.

Belle Vie said...

Whilst I'm not a smoker and don't find it appealing, I like this post ~ the photos are sexy.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend!
xoxo, B

Suusje Q. said...

I can't help it, but I think it's very sexy!!

jess said...

I don't smoke but I think that the pictures look really nice. Allthough lighting a ciggarette with a stove doesn't seem like best idea.

B a la Moda said...

I don´t know. It makes me feel weird. I don´t know if I like it or not. It adds something but at the same time it provokes a negative reaction.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

lorenabr said...

it looks kinda sexy... but I do not smoke

Bohemian said...

I don't smoke, but sometimes it makes a picture/photo look sexy, I think

clarewbrown said...

Oh my gosh! I was just going to post about this gross phenomenon today! I do not like smoking at all. it is way gross and I do not like how the fashion industry continues to condone smoking and make smoking looks "sexy" when really it is smelly and not cute

Joanne Faith said...

I think there is a time when I would have found it sexy, but not anymore. I think cigarettes are dangerous and very gross and unappealing. The models are beautiful, and some of these photos are amazing...better without the ciggies.

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Lili Von Shtupp said...

A cigarette is simply a prop or an accessory in this medium.

Oil paint and film developers contain some of the deadliest toxins known to man, yet are artists who paint in oil or photography attacked for doing do so?

Smoking is a choice, as is eating fast-food or drinking alcohol; each of which have detrimental effects on the human body.

Some of the photos above are absolutely stunning, the cigarette fits the scene. Others are out of place, or seem to be trying too hard to be "sexy" or "bad".

Christen said...

It definitely bothers me. I just don't get what it brings to the photograph...

sharonlei said...

I'm don't want judge anyone who does smoke... to each her own.

A lot of those pics are stunning. Cigarette of Not (although I'd prefer the not) :)

Jen said...

i'm definitely not a fan of smoking and i don't find it appealing. but at the same time, i have to admit, it adds something to the model that gives them character. :)

Lillian Chang said...

Wow- this is such an interesting post!! It's so true that smoking is so glamorized!! These pictures really show that...
Great post! :)

tris1978ton said...

Yeah smoking really isn't the best habit. Glad it's less and less popular now.

michelle_ said...

im not a fan of smoking at all.. i dont think smoaking is sexy either. but am totally fine with it in gorgeous photo shots :D

thanks so much for dropping by my blog and the lovely comments :D
hope you've had a great weekend..
michelle . @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

Elizabeth Marie said...

Maybe because I grew up in Europe...but I totally get it. NOT to say that I endorse smoking, but I get why they are in the editorials.

Savvy Gal said...

I know people who passed from lung cancer resulting from smoking so you know where I stand.

Draffin Bears said...

I do not smoke and do not find smoking sexy.
I think these Models are all so beautiful and would look better without the smokes.

Hugs
Carolyn

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I absolutely share Nuheila's views! I was a smoker once and I'm so glad that I gave up smoking. Can't find anything attractive on it!!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

smoking is not cute. i had to do a photo shoot with cigarettes. not cool.

UnoCosa said...

haha - forever controversial topic in terms of whether or not the media should include cigarette in its content!

all i can say is those are beautiful images, nevertheless! great choice, xx

Treacle said...

I know smoking is a terrible habit, but I still find it sexy.

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Chrisy said...

I hate cigarettes and what they do to people's health but...there are some beautiful old photos with models and cigarettes...most of these pics aren't flattering tho...

glaykisdolcevita said...

I smoke ...
I like these photographs

Make Do Style said...

Appalling - isn't it banned now even in editorial? Well in the US and UK probably not France and Italy!

Dane said...

ICK! I started smoking when I was 11 and have just quit a few months ago.. its a disgusting habit and models should not be forced to smoke to look more "fashionable". I lost my dad to lung cancer before he made it to 50.. and it scares the shit out of me that my 14 year old sister and 18 year old brother are both smokers..






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CC said...

In my opinion these photos are not pro or anti smoking. The cigarettes are just props, so while smoking is an appalling habit, these pictures are gorgeous.
Xx

Petra Bellejambes said...

I think the photos work in part because the smoking is something that one does while reflecting on something that just happened, or waiting on the next thing to happen.

Yet another fine, fine theme Carrie.

We should try to stay away from the habit though ... (hard as it is).

xoxo - Petra

Tinkerbell said...

i smoke myself, and i dont mind at all when others do, be it in real life, pictures or movies.. i actually think it adds character/personality to the photo, and a sense of confidence to the model.. so i have to say they look appealing to me ^-^

MANNEQUIN said...

Smoking is a filthy habit...And I feel so bad for saying this but the pictures are appealing, there's just this va va voom to them.

Diana said...

I don't smoke, and I don't find the look of smoking particularly attractive. But it is a part of life, and these photographers are looking to capture life through art. I don't think that it's wrong to photograph models smoking. To me, it shows a contrast between the physical beauty of the models and the ugliness of smoking.

Karenina said...

They're just fetish pics, and kinda gross ones at that (especially the "mother" picture; how tasteless). Any sexiness disappears the moment you think of how these women must smell.

Susan said...

I used to smoke and sometimes I still find it sexy, but I think it's very harmful, so it's better not to...
have a sweet day, darling, xoxo

kristendarling said...

I dont smoke and I know its bad to say this but I find smoking to be sexy. These pics are evidence! If it didnt smell horrible and cause cancer I'd probably be a smoker. Great post:)

stylewithbenefits said...

I'm not a smoker, but don't find these photos appalling. Yes, it's an unhealthy habit, but you can't deny that it sets the vibe/mood for these images. To each his own.. right? :)

Great to see everyone's views on the subject though! I love when a post brings up a healthy (or not so healthy) discussion!

xo, becs

FashionJazz said...

I luv these pics even though I dont smoke :)

joannapple said...

not really filthy :) I absolutely love all pics!!

Mrs. M. said...

i hate to say it, but i loooove photos of smoking women, but hate the habit with a passion! i kicked it a few years ago and it was one of the best things i ever did.

My-Vogue said...

I find these pictures very sexy. Actually I am trying to quit smoking and now these pics made me want a cigarette really bad :))