If you know Lily Donaldson, chances are you’re either a fashion fanatic, or your “most popular models list” is already 3 years old. I belong to the latter but who cares? LILY DONALDSON IS THE BEST, FIERCEST, AND DAMN RIGHT MOST BEAUTIFUL MODEL EVER! Dayuuuuummmm! She’s soooooo finneeee!!!! Anyway.
I first caught on with Lily when I saw a photo of her circa 2007, back when I used to read fashion blogs every single day. It was the “alien model” era, when models like Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson, and Jessica Stam ruled the covers of Vogue simply by looking like they’re from another universe (this was followed by the short-lived “feline model” era which was basically the same look but with a bit more meow). I remember it was a snapshot of her with her back ribs showing and I thought, “Omygod she’s so cool!” That’s when it started.
Over the years, many models have come and go that have made it to my “favorites” list; Iekeliene Stange, Snejana Onopka, Coco Rocha, Freja Baha Erichsen, Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman… There were a lot of them but none have ever managed to topple Lily off of my “ultimate” supermodel ranking. I still follow her stuff from time to time (the latest from a “popular” brand is Calvin Klein) and it makes me a bit sad. Sure, I am well aware of the realities of a modelling career’s longevity but I miss all of them alien girls. I miss seeing all those photos from a few years back that made me look forward to reading my next fashion blog for the day.
Nowadays, with people clamoring for “diversity” and “unhealthy body images,” all I see are the same boring faces and bodies day after day. Where’s the beauty in that? Fashion is all about fantasy; a world where everyone’s ethereally beautiful and skinny, wearing clothes that make angels cry. It is not for everyone. And why would everyone even want to meddle with fashion? As Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach said, “So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.” Some people just don’t get it.
With a parting quote from Kaiser Karl himself when skinny models were being criticized all over, “These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly. The fashion industry supports dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women.” I can’t say it any better. I therefore close my post with more pics of the gorgeous Lily D. I can’t pick enough photos to post in here, by that, I mean there’s just so much. Note: Google is our best friend. Enjoy!