Check it out. Our friends at the Asian American body image blog Thick Dumpling Skin have teamed up with our friends at the vintage styling firm Retrofit Republic for a cool new project, and they're looking for models.
The Real Bodies Manifesto is a photo/video project combining community and fashion to highlight the different faces, bodies, and voices in the Asian American community. Because we come in all shapes and sizes.
If you're often told you're too fat/skinny/tall/short/[fill in the blank] but refuse to let those remarks prevent you from celebrating who you are, they want to hear from you. Here are some more details:
INTERESTING, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?Cool project. For further information, and to find out how to submit yourself, go to the Thick Dumpling Skin blog here. The deadline is June 13.
Take a look at Retrofit Republic's Fall 2011 Community Hereos Lookbook to get an idea of how we've integrated community and fashion in the past.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED?
You must be available in San Francisco Friday, June 22nd and available for one fitting on one of these dates, June 18th - 20th. No exceptions.
"Like" both Retrofit Republic's Facebook Page and Thick Dumpling Skin's Facebook Page.
Post your full body image and describe how you "do good" in this world on Retrofit Republic's Facebook Page.
Complete this form by Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?
Retrofit Republic's signature styling, frontpage debut on Thick Dumpling Skin, wide visibility via all our social networks, make up/hair services, amazing photos, food, love, hugs, and a general sense of awesomeness.