The charity CAP48 have truly made a statement with their recent campaign fronted by Belgian model Tanja Kiewitz, but she's not just any model. Kiewitz was born with her left arm ending just below her elbow and decided to work with the charity to challenge ignorant stereotypes about disabilities.
The campaign sees her strip down to a bra playing on the '90s Wonderbra ad with the line, "Look me in the eyes...I said the eyes." In an interview with the Global Post, Kiewitz said, "They have to see that I'm a woman above all and that I can be beautiful and sexy, and the handicap is secondary." She was also critical about the absence of disabled models in advertisements. "It would be good if handicapped people started to be used to advertise other things," she said. "Why shouldn't somebody with a disability be a model? It would make a change from those models who all look alike." According to the Daily Mail, the campaign has been so successful that the charity have raised more than €4million from their annual telethon, which is up 10 percent from last year.
Take the model out of the background of this first shot of Dita Von Teese, and you've got the perfect shot for a vintage pinup calendar, no? Miss Dita headed to Milan yesterday for the launch of her new lingerie line, theWonderbra by Dita Von Teese Party Edition.
Dita von Teese brought her legendary sense of glam to the London's Dorchester hotel today, for the launch of her new collection with Wonderbra. The 'Party Edition' of von Teese's lingerie range, which will be available this winter, evokes the mystery of women's vintage veiled hats.
It features refined embroidery, plenty of sequins and removable red-tassel trimmings. Interested? You can check it out here.
"Designing lingerie has been my passion for the last 20 years," says Elle Macpherson. So naturally, the undies-designing supermodel was on hand Thursday to kick off the Fashion and Textile Museum's new exhibition, "Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear".