Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is the Fashion Industry influencing smoking cigarettes?

There are of course many smokers in the fashion industry. Models are also hugely popular for the influence of smoking, and many are regarded as excellent dressers off the catwalk. Models such as Freja Beha Erichson and Kate Moss are style icons, and are looked up to by fashion followers as unique, stylish and interesting individuals. Do they influence people to smoke? Well, it certainly plays up to the glamorous lifestyle that people associate modelling with, and I can image that people who hope for a similar lifestyle could be influenced. There are many young teenage girls who read the pages of Vogue, bewildered by it's exciting content, and highly influenced by both its fashion and its atmosphere. Would a 14 year old girl be more likely to want to try smoking? Well, it obviously depends on how influenced by these images they really are. Fashion and smoking have gone hand in hand for many years; models smoking before fashion shows or just simply walking the streets of NYC, and even using smoking as a sexual device in editorials. In editorials, models have a cigarette, whether its in their hand or mouth, that is tied to being carefree, a little bit punk, or on the opposite end of the spectrum, elegant and successful. 


  1. good work caro i like what you are doing but you did not fully answer the question for yourself, do you believe smoking in fashion could influence teens?

  2. Hi Caroline. (I am assuming that is your name)
    I have been keeping up with your blog for quite some time now. You have a true talent with both writing, as well as fashion eye. I live about two hours out side of New York City, and I, much I like you are now, used to be a 'fashionista'. I am in the process right now of launching my own design. Well anyway, you are going places in your life, and I would LOVE to hear from you, and hear what your life is like. You have one of the best depondea's that I've ever seen in young models such as yourself. Please e-mail me as soon as you can. (I may have some job offerings on you too, do you draw?)
    E-mail me doll at