Yet, Prada's recent Instagram campaign for their new Prada Ultravox Sunglasses made us ask ourselves the question "Are we really ready for what we want? Are women their own worst enemy when it comes to body image?".
Namely, as a complete contrast to their usual posts that are all about luxury and perfection, this time Prada surprised us by posting photos that are all but. The models wore no makeup and didn't have their hair styled: the posts simply showed two girls, enjoying the sunlight, wearing Prada's new sunglasses. And while the picture did get some praise, we were also pretty surprised by some body-shaming comments written by other women.
"She ruined the shades". "She looks like an alien". "The hair needs some conditioner or a wig, sorry". "Find hotter models". "Her ears are too big."
Are we ready to embrace the natural? Should models represent an unrealistic image that we pursue or the reality? Are we ready for not-so-perfect Instagram shots?
Maybe it's finally time to learn to love ourselves and our bodies, and especially to stop judging others for doing so. Congratulations to Prada for this bold move - we love the sunglasses and enjoyed these photographs. A real "refreshment" from what we're used to that made us question even our own thoughts and reactions. Bravo!
What do you think? Should other luxury brands follow Prada's example? Share your thoughts in the comments below :)
Also please take some time to check out some of our favorite sunglasses this month (we're not Prada, but hey - we're trying :)) :