For two years, the fashion industry has been plagued by unexpected suicides. Over the weekend Bollywood actress and Indian model Viveka Babajee, 37, was found dead in her Mumbai apartment; Babajee allegedly hung herself from a ceiling fan, according to the Thaindian News. Reports has surfaced that the former Miss Mauritius titleholder and one-time face of Coca-Cola and Kama Sutra ads in India, suffered from severe depression.
In related news, one day before the kicked off of men's fashion week, 22-year-old French model Tom Nicon plunged to his death at his apartment in Milan, in what "authorities suspect was a suicide".
So the question that isn't being asked is WHY? Why are all these talented and beautiful people ending their lives. In the past two years, a disturbing number of fashion insiders have taken their own lives. There was 20-year-old Korean born model Daul Kim, who also hung herself last November in her Paris apartment. French model Noémie Lenoir attempted to end her life reportedly after a terrible break up in May. And sadly the list goes on with the deaths of Russian Vogue cover model Ruslana Korshunova, Colombian model-turned-TV presenter Lina Marulanda, Canadaian model Hayley Kohle, designer Alexander McQueen and his muse Isabella Blow.
Fashion has always been filled with glam and glitz but I think now is a great time to do something. But What?