Seeing a beautiful woman of color modeling lingerie shouldn't be a shock, it should so happen so often I barely notice it.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Women, especially women of color, are angry at the lingerie industry’s standard practice of excluding ethnically diverse models from their catalogues, websites, and advertising campaigns. Responses to a news survey conducted by the lingerie blog The Lingerie Addict varied from outright accusations of racism against the lingerie industry to a simple maintenance of the status quo.
While some designers argued that models of color are just harder to find than white models, others insisted just the opposite is true. One designer out of the U.K. said, “With websites like Model Mayhem it takes under half an hour to find hundreds of thousands of models in all shapes, sizes and colours.”
Treacle, founder of The Lingerie Addict, agrees. “It's gotten to where I'm surprised to see a model of color in lingerie,” she says. “That’s just sad. We should know by now that beauty comes in all colors.” Treacle goes on to say, “Seeing a beautiful woman of color modeling lingerie shouldn't be a shock, it should so happen so often I barely notice it. What’s the problem? Is the lingerie industry biased?”
Founded in 2008, Treacle describes The Lingerie Addict as a haven for lingerie lovers of every nation and persuasion. She started writing the blog after noticing there was no central website for lingerie advice, photos, and reviews. Her website is all about helping women make sense of the wide world of lingerie and choose pieces that are both fashionable and functional for their unique body type. If you’d like more information about this or any other lingerie-related topic, please contact Treacle on her blog thelingerieaddict.com, via e-mail at thelingerieaddict(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter @stockingsaddict.