I was thinking today about how smoking is becoming so prevalent in fashion nowadays. In the '70s and '80s smoking was seen as glamorous and chic, then the '90s came along and it was basically shunned for being hazardous to one's health (shocker!). In recent years there has been a resurgence of the presence of cigarettes in fashion editorials. Carine Roitfeld has even commented on this, saying that smoking gives a photo a certain air, a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. If you look at a Vogue Paris spread, the model(s) almost always have a Marlboro hanging out of their mouth. Ironically enough, Carine doesn't smoke and recognizes that it isn't healthy. I don't smoke either but I do agree with Carine in terms of the feel of a photo when there is an impeccably-styled pretty young thing holding a cigarette. Ironically enough in the fashion world, smoking is often associated with a sexy insouciance, even though one is more likely to look like this after years of indulging in the habit. Models are the worst culprits too, as smoking is known to keep you thin but, (shocker again) it won't keep you healthy. Let me know what YOU think about this!