#Covergate Corpse Model Is Just 16-Years Old

Anorexic model featured in Cover magazine.
This anorexic model’s appearance is so distracting that you aren’t looking at the clothes.

What was Cover magazine’s publisher Malene Malling thinking when she featured a model so emaciated that she looks like a corpse in her magazine? When I saw the picture, I just stared at it for several minutes because I could not believe that photo got past the editor’s desk. I have never seen a model this anorexic before. Her hands are bony, her face is pale and gaunt, her eyes are sunken, and her hair looks dry and brittle. I don’t know how she has the energy to stand, and her appearance is so distracting that I’m not looking at her outfit. She looks so unhealthy that I fear she could literally drop dead at any moment. What makes this so scary is that the model, Lululeika Ravn Liep, is just 16-years old, and a very popular model.

As a result of the Danish magazine’s lack of responsibility, it is experiencing the wrong kind of attention via social media. Politicians, Twitter, and Reddit are expressing shock and outrage at Cover with the hashtag #covergate. Malling responded to the scandal saying, “I have not lived up to my responsibility as a publisher, woman and mother and am truly sorry.” During their apology tour, the magazine pointed out that it recently featured plus size model Diana Graham in the magazine, but I think featuring an anorexic model cancels out that bragging right. It amuses me what the fashion world considers plus size and it is obvious that the fashion industry still has a long way to go in projecting healthy images.



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I created StylEnigma in 2014 to celebrate the beauty of individuality and creative personal expression/presentation. I love the idea of being a canvas and expressing myself by transforming into the embodiment of my mood - to the mood I want to be in. I am fascinated by different standards of beauty and style and fashion incorporates instinctively incorporates both. I use writing as a form of continued education. I've never been into cliques or trends because I've always believed that personal style supersedes trends, I've never been a follower or stressed about being liked, and what I'm thinking usually escapes my lips before I can stop it. I love dark colors like black and midnight blue. I own so much black clothing it looks like I'm in a perpetual state of mourning - and I probably am. I love nail art. In fact, I started this blog because of a Nailasaurus nail art post, and before that, I owned a nail and skincare salon, so there will be a LOT of nail art. As a lupus patient who has been riding this global crisis solo, I have acquired a vicious plant habit and currently have approximately 95, including propagations. I frequently critique nonsense, ponder the human condition, dodge the bullets and jump over the obstacles placed before me all while learning how to make ADHD work for me because at the moment, it isn't. I am also learning how to create alternative forms of content and maintain my sanity because life frequently tests it. This will be fun. Let's do this!

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