Okay, guys.

I have around two hundred and fifty questions in my inbox right now and five confessions waiting to be posted. That’s not manageable. I ask for more confessions and get sent questions instead. On average, for every confession I receive, I get ten or fifteen questions - so I am deleting most of the questions I currently have in my inbox. They will not be answered if you sent them anonymously.

New rules for questions:

  • If you can ask it off anon at all, please do. I won’t think you’re stupid - I’ll be happy to answer!
  • I won’t be making “lists of models who are x” any more.
  • Please make sure to look in the model tags if you’re wondering what my opinion on them is.
  • I’m not going to tell you if you could be a model or not. I’m not a professional.
  • Do not respond to confessions by sending questions. You can reply on the post itself.
  • Read the FAQ, for Christ’s sake.

Tags: psa

Anonymous asked: Sasha Pivo is Super Skinny!! Why did you put her in that list?

Her thighs are bigger than average for a high fashion model.

Anonymous asked: What models are more to a less skinny side? (Have more shapely thighs etc)

Devon Aoki, Tyra Banks, Mariacarla Boscono, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Cintia Dicker, Selita Ebanks, Isabeli Fontana, Charlotte Free, Chanel Iman, Jac Jagaciak, Kendall Jenner, Doutzen Kroes, Yumi Lambert, Adriana Lima, Barbara Palvin, Sasha Pivovarova, Lara Stone, Candice Swanepoel, Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova, Anne Vyalitsyna, Gemma Ward, Antonia Wesseloh …

Anonymous asked: Pourriez-vous me donner votre avis sur Marine Deleeuw - en français, s'il vous plaît ?

Bien sûr ! Ce ne serait pas un problème du tout. (Et si je fais des erreurs du tout, s’il vous plaît, faites-le-moi savoir!)

Je l’aime de plus en plus comme je vois plus d’elle. Elle est particulièrement belle en mouvement - j’ai bien aimé cette vidéo (en français - son horaire de fashion week est filmé, allant d’un défilé à un autre, avec des pauses occasionnelles - pour des essayages ! Quand une mannequin est partie de tant de montants qu’elle, on n’est pas étonné que Marine soit tellement fatiguée … il semble épuisant.)

D’être honnête j’hésite à porter un jugement vrai sur ses capacités éditoriaux - je n’ai vu que bien peu de ce qu’elle peut offrir au monde de mode, en ces termes, principalement parce elle n’a pas travaillé avec les bons photographes - mais son talent sur ​​les défilés, c’est indéniable.

My confession.

My confession.

Anonymous asked: Hi! i have a question. So i REEAAALLY want to get into high fashion modeling, and I've been following the industry for a while now. The thing is that currently the trends in the modeling world revolve around the whole "androgynous/blank slate" look, whereas i look like the lovechild of hilary rhoda and ali michael :(. Do you think that someone with a more classic/a bit edgy look can make it big? (I'm around 5'9.5 which i know is one the shorter side, but with the right look it's possible, right?

You sound gorgeous! And yes, I think you can make it big - remember, trends change with the influx of new models.

by Craig McDean for Vogue Italia, February 2005

by Craig McDean for Vogue Italia, February 2005

Anonymous asked: Why is diet and exercise different for VS models?

Uh, the physical standard expected of them is massively different?

Anonymous asked: I'm about 178 cm and 53 kg but I'm really, really, really pale and no matter what I do I can't get a tan or anything. I really want to be a model. Will that affect my chances?

Probably not. Pale is eternally chic.

Anonymous asked: Who are your favorite photographers?

Corinne Day, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, pre-2008ish Meisel, Sarah Moon, Josh Olins, Angelo Pennetta, Paolo Roversi, Juergen Teller, Ellen von Unwerth, Tim Walker.