Last month an Anti-Victoria’s Secret fashion show took place celebrating women of all body types, showing the world that any woman is deserving of angel wings. With 2017 shaping up to be the year for women, we were excited to see yet another body positive fashion show take place this weekend in the heart of NYC.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, a guerrilla-style Lingerie Fashion used the streets of Times Square as its runway. That’s right, outside. In 40-degree weather. Tagged as #theREALcatwalk, this fashion show radiated confidence and inclusivity.
Beauty Revised event in Times Square. Our second ALL BODY INCLUSIVITY event this year. Seemed so long ago…. looking at these photos to get more inspired for today’s #theREALcatwalk . We came a long way, our direction is unshakable. We believe in unconditional beauty in all humans and that there is a way to love yourself just the way you are all day, every day. Thank you for participating, supporting, moving, inspiring and BEING YOU, because being YOU is the definition of Beauty Standard, not what media has been telling us 🙂 !!!photos by @yosauceme #inclusivity #diversity
As the activist (and model) Khrystyana stated in her Instagram post of the event:
“These women will catwalk for ALL women to reinforce ONE beauty standard: BEING YOU. Because being YOU is the definition of beauty. We have girls flying in from other cities, representing different ethnicities and cultures. Some girls are curvy and some are petite, some are fit and some have never worked out. Women of different cultures, skin tones .There will be transgender women, women of different ages and sexual orientation, full made up face and some with no make up, waxed or unwaxed legs, vegans and carnivores . All walks of life are welcome and there’s no discrimination! Come watch and be inspired to LOVE YOUR body as it is on whatever path you are on.”
#theREALcatwalk 2017! And so it happened! I want to express my gratitude to all women who walked for ALL WOMEN! Yes it was cold, yes it was terrifying but our warm energy had us going and we put up unforgettable showcase! We Want all women to feel empowered, strong, beautiful! No media should dictate to you what’s wrong with you and how you should change. YOUR body knows best what you need and it already deserves to be your closest loving friend! WOMEN we love you! Thanks for driving from far away, FLYiNG from far away for this event And many thanks for watching us live from so many countries! Xoxoxoxo — more images and videos are coming soon —— khrystyana pics by @bitcreate and last Polaroid by @aceofny_ by @ #inclusive #bodylove #loveyourself #diversity #oneworld
I drew wings on #therealcatwalk models NOT as an anti Victoria’s secret statement! These colorful wings purely suggest that any woman can feel like a REAL LIFE DREAM ANGEL :))) drawn in Ig stories on photos taken by @bitcreate thanks so much again !!!!!! #diversity #angels #womensmarch #womenempowerment #girlgang #everybodyisbeautiful #oneworld #sisterhood
Although a bit controversial considering its outdoor presence, the event was empowering and inspirational to women everywhere with some even flying in specifically to take part in the fashion show.
Bye for now #therealcatwalk . Let’s start this new week super inspired to love ourselves as we are on whatever path we are on !!!!!! Thank you all for this incredible support !!!! These bunch is shot by @aceofny_ #therealcatwalk #bodylove #bodypositive #everyoneisbeautiful #diversity #beautifulwomen #girlboss #womenempowerment
Featured image source: Instagram / @khrystyana