Anonymous asked...

Any thoughts on the lack of diversity in the high fashion modeling world? I've noticed most of the models you post on here are white.

kmitt replied...

I think it’s audacious and a slap in the face to non-Northern European country’s women. Between Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Acne, Chloe and Céline there was an average cast of 96% caucasian women. I try and be appreciative of people of various ethnic origins in more than a non-visual sense but in an educated standing. Designers can be excellent at incorporating history of a culture into their inspiration for a collection or could be horrifically stereotypical and racist on top of failing to cast a diverse set of models. The fact that the words “token-Asian” or “token-black girl” are thrown around and widely accepted is jarring. I noticed that even when models are selected from off the grid or different countries, they tend to look just like all of the other caucasian girls instead of accurately representing their demographic region’s sense of beauty. I think that Brazil has the most diverse representation of models if you are purely talking skin color here which is demographically accurate. Girls that do well in their individual countries, where their beauty is more appreciated in a more concentrated pool of people with similar interests, most likely don’t go on to do well on a larger scale because the features that are celebrated in their hometowns are foreign and against the standard of “the main stage”. It’s the power houses of the four major cities that perpetuate the standard that has been unchanged for what…30 years? Since the late 80’s? Tall, skinny white girls from Northern Europe? I realize I do post a lot of white girls, but certainly not all, and it is certainly unintentional, and if that isn’t a statement about my subconscious brainwashing of the standard of beauty I grew up with I don’t know what is. 

wtf is ello? 

Anonymous asked...

Your favorite collection from Prada?

kmitt replied...

Fall 2011. Duh.

 

Anonymous asked...

Do you own anything Prada?

kmitt replied...

I bought a wallet and a pair of Prada shoes, but switched with a friend for her Miu Miu’s. I really appreciate their craftsmanship and would purchase more pieces for their longevity

Anonymous asked...

You, Molly Blair and Lindsey Wixon are 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

kmitt replied...

I’m championing for Molly so hardcore

Anonymous asked...

I THINK THEY BLEACH KENDALL JENNER'S EYEBROWS SO SHE CAN LOOK LIKE YOU. SORRY FOR YELLING, OMG

kmitt replied...

WHY HAVE I RECEIVED 5 MESSAGES CLAIMING THIS AH

Anonymous asked...

This is quite a dumb question to ask, but do u find yourself pretty?

kmitt replied...

I have a rather complicated answer to that (if you want to keep reading please do). Shorthand: No. 

Being in the fashion industry has kind of made me numb to people’s attractiveness. So much of it is all smoke and mirrors and it confirmed to me that being visually attractive is not a valuable attribute in any way. Attractiveness is highly valued in society, but why? Why does being pretty sell a product? I would rather be associated with being intelligent, powerful, well spoken, understanding or a surplus of other adjectives than just on my physical appearance because I’m responsible for those things. I am at the other end of the spectrum from the literal definition of what is scientifically attractive, by their standards I’m practically an alien. In 2012, this woman (Florence Colgate) was found to have the most scientifically beautiful face in the world. 

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This is me: 

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This is not to say that my standards of beauty adhere to those of the scientific community (as they clearly don’t based on my blog and it’s content). But pretty is not the word I would use to describe myself. Refer to my list of inspiring models from earlier. I find Grace Coddington to be extraordinarily beautiful, for example but because she is an inspiring woman from inside out. Being “pretty” is an exclusive term that I do not fit into and do not wish to.  

Was great to work with @alc_ltd for their spring lookbook with an amazing team #InstagramFriends #LookbooksAndChairs
parasoli:

gemma ward in balenciaga by nick knight ss 2006.

Anonymous asked...

who is your modelling inspiration?

kmitt replied...

kmitt:

Guinevere Van Seenus, Saskia de Brauw, Gemma Ward, Sasha Pivovarova, Malgosia Bela, Liu Wen, Aymeline Valade, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly. Babes. 

OH MY GOD I FORGOT LARA STONE PRAISE JESUS I’M SORRY

Anonymous asked...

Have you ever had a bf

kmitt replied...

Yeah, for about a year. We ended things early this summer. 

radmussen asked...

I think I'm in love with you

kmitt replied...

Too bad I just admitted Natalie Dormer has my heart. 

houseofbourbon:

"Lola," featuring Larissa Hofmann, photographed by Piczo for Jalouse (October 2014).

Anonymous asked...

Do you have a girl crush on anyone

kmitt replied...

Not even gonna lie I am on that Natalie Dormer train. 

Anonymous asked...

who is your modelling inspiration?

kmitt replied...

Guinevere Van Seenus, Saskia de Brauw, Gemma Ward, Sasha Pivovarova, Malgosia Bela, Liu Wen, Aymeline Valade, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly. Babes.