"I think catapulting girls as young as 12 into something like that is quite outrageous and I'm totally opposed to it.
"I think most Australians would feel the same way." John Howard
A budding twelve year old strutting her stuff she has yet to develop, on the catwalk. By the time you read this she will reach the age of thirteen and all of the wisdom that implies. Her mom thinks its A-ok, because they have yet to make any money from this. Modeling agencies in Australia are racing to proclaim they will not take anyone under the age of fourteen. Other twelve year olds are striding strictly on the kiddie runways. (photo of 12 yearold kid models by Ian Currie/Herald Sun)
One of the best books on marketing, models and fashion I have ever read, comes from the ultra chic, former fashion editor, Teri Agins. Love that book, The End of Fashion. There are some others that give interesting inside looks at certain fashion houses or modeling agencies that open up a few eyes about the real world of Fashionistas.