Friday, November 11, 2011

Child star - Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau

I’m sure that most of you saw at some point a picture of this little girl.
I did too and instantly wanted to know who she was. A few googles later I knew the basics: she is a 10 years old French “supermodel” poetically named Thylane Léna-Rose Blondeau.


Usually my skin just crumbles at the sight of a kid acting like a grown person. I’m old fashioned that way and think that childhood should be just that, little creatures acting all crazy without a care in the world, because let’s face it, life sometimes sucks and it’s good to have a little fun while you can.

Leaving all that behind I have to give it to this little girl, she sure knows how to work a photo shoot, she puts me and so many others to shame, poses wise and pretty much anything else. Also, with a face like that, what else is she suppose to be, a math teacher? She has a natural model beauty, very reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot or Lou Doillon.


I know that she posed for Vogue in august and that caused a lot of controversy, being so young and having to put all that make-up and posing a bit inappropriate for her age. While I don’t really get why make a kid portray an adult in that manner even if it’s ironically as Tom Ford explained, I believe the huge scandal this got transformed into was ridiculous.
They even compared it with the infamous nude picture of 10 year old Brook Shields taken in 1975 by Gary Cross which really took this controversy over the top for me, I don't think the two cases have much in common.


That being said I believe that her best photos are when she is just being herself - a kid; she is so beautiful and such a natural. I love her gap tooth, pretty eyes and flawless hair and I predict a bright future for this little lady in the modeling world, I’m guessing she will have even more success when she grows older and can do catwalks, but until then I leave you with some of her beautiful pictures.

What do you think?

35 comentarii :

banana and mandarina said...

This is crazy, I meat she is really beautiful, but she´s only ten years old... Got perfect hair too :D but I don´t know what to think about that photo with all make up done... Looking forward for her - five years later :)...
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Alina said...

She is incredibly beautiful, but as you said, she looks her best in the pics that show her true self, her youth. I hope I won t be struck by lightning while saying this, but I think that the Vogue editorial was absolutely ridiculous!

Dave Vuitton said...

They are babys...not adults!

I think than this type of magazings want the publicity of the scandale


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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I'm on your side with this- I find the ones with her wearing lots of make up quite disconcerting! I don't think it sells the clothes or make up or whatever, and isn't that the point? It doesn't make me want to buy them, because a child is modelling them! But then, I even find Haillee Stanfield and Elle Fanning a bit too young to model- the clothes still look wrong on them! This girl is nonetheless beautiful and I'm sure she has a bright future ahead of her.
x

Charlotte's House said...

Podiums are full of 13, 14-year-old models... so what, 10-year-old girl is child, but 13-year-old girl is adult... it's ridiculous that appearance of THIS girl in Vogue was so controversial... she's just a little bit younger than many other models

Polly said...

Let little girls be little girls I say. Sure she is gorgeous but there are plenty of child focused gigs for child models.

Sarah Stright said...

She really is just naturally gorgeous- the kind that even at 28 I've never been able to figure out! I hope her parents will take a step back though and let her just be a kid for awhile. She has plenty of time to use that gorgeous face.
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Alessandra said...

She is a beautiful little girl but is really beautiful when she is natural, not when she wear high heels and make up her face!
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CottonCandyINK said...

i remember that ad! she is so beautiful ;-)

Meena said...

She's everywhere!! So beautiful and talented and she's only 10!!!

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Funny Little Frog said...

She is absolutely gorgeous, I too prefer the natural shots though, I think she's too yound to be covering in make-up although she carries it off very well, I'm sure she'll do very well for herself xxx

Bre said...

I definitely agree that her Vouge photos should not be compared to those of Brook Shields. Thi slittle girl is beautiful but should also be a kid. I think if she has good parents who still allow her to have kid time and play and a "normal" kid then there is no harm.
Cheers,
Bre

Andreea said...

Mama, ce copil frumos...Eu nu auzisem de ea pana acum si da, exact la Brigitte Bardot m-a dus cu gandul:)

Alice said...

She's really stunning, though I think she might be a bit too small. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I adore yours, following (; x

MiMi said...

she is stunning.. I agree with you with everything you said. She is too young to model as an adult, if she is portrayed as a child then it's OK. A child should act his own age and not be forced into anything.
And I too don't think it's right to compare her to Brooke Shields nude pic at the age of 10!

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Little Rus said...

I adore her and I love seeing her photos, too. I don't think she is a kid who's suffering from missing her "real childhood". I mean, ask any lil girl would she'd rather do: play in a sand or be a model? ;) I know fashion world is totally crazy sometimes, but I'm sure she'll decide what to do with her life in a few years.

Alexandria said...

i love the black and white picture a lot. she looks really pretty and cute. Not a fan of the pictures she took for vogue either...

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Shabna said...

She is gorgeous but the vogue pictures kind of freaked me out tbh. It was like looking at a model on a childs body...something's not right :/ Also being in such a tough industry at such a young age is going to have SOME affect on her no matter how poised and good she is at modelling.

The picture in the really short shorts kind of freak me out too...i feel like its a shrunken top model :S xx

just tututiny said...

these are so cute. I love the black on white ones the most. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend dear.

Special K said...

She's gorgeous...period !

Eugenia said...

WOW.. she looks sooo much older with all that makeup! The magic of makeup!

Amyboo said...

Thank you for following me! ^_^ I am following back.

I'm very confused by child models...I agree with you. Her childhood will be robbed if she has to constantly look like an adult. Something about being young in nostalgic...Being in such a hurry to grow up is depressing!

Peiyinn said...

She is so amazing! She has a great posing way and expression. Great. :)

LADIES AND THE CITY said...

I feel sorry for this girl, some shotings are very provocative ; she looks like "fresh meat" for pederasts ... !.The parents are exploiting her in such a young age. She will sure resent that when she´ll grow older ... the fashion industry got crazy!.

Confessions of a Psycho Cat said...

Children should be children...

Veronica Lestari said...
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Veronica Lestari said...

She's really beautiful. She has that 'something' that makes her really gorgeous, in a way.

I think it's pretty fine for her to do what she's really good at. My support goes all the way to her.

rae said...

i am not really quite sure how i feel about her photos. she is clearly stunning and beautiful, and it is very possible to appreciate her beauty in a healthy way. sometimes i wonder if the people who are reading too much into the sexuality of a child model is actually mostly based on their own perverse ideas than the ideas explicit in the photo itself.

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Veronica said...

Its a thin line between some of these photos and childpornography, thats how I see it.

You predict a bright future for her, lets hope so, but it seems hard enough for people with "normal" childhoods to survive in the fashion industry, I cant imagine it being easier when you start out this young.

ItsReallyJenny said...

wow - she is a really pretty girl - but i think she is a little young for some of those photos!!

I hope she is managed well, because I agree she could have a good future ahead of her!

DailyGlamour said...

i have do a post of her ! she'sso pretty !

Thrifty {Modest} Threads said...

Love this! I love your thoughts on everything and I completely agree that she is prettiest when she is herself. The pictures where she is all made up she is still gorgeous but the pictures of her just as a kid are perfect! She exudes natural beauty!

Pearl said...

Wow - these photos are beautiful and disturbing! She is a child, a beautiful child, but the makeup and dress up is quite upsetting - let her be a kid. Even being in the world of fashion and photography, and being exposed to those pressures, are bound to affect her. Scary - but great topic!

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Jasmine Sinclair said...

She is gorgeous!!! I just hope that her parents know where to draw the line so that she can still enjoy her childhood! BTW Thanks for following my blog!! I love your whole everything! You have such great style and have definitely gained a follower!!!

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