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Ilona Olkonen Honors Fair-Complected Gals With 'Maria'

 - Jun 25, 2009   Updated: Jun 20 2011
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Fair-complected divas will love the kind attention Ilona Olkonen pays to freckled women in 'Maria.' The model's freckled skin is celebrated in shot after shot, from black-and-white images of the model wearing a tape-like bandeau bra to others in which she wears nothing at all.

We've seen a renewed interest in freckles recently. Here are a few of my favorite freckled features and other celebrations of natural beauty.

Implications - The world has become increasingly beauty-obsessed and society holds both women and men to an increasingly unattainable standard. In recent years, consciousness of this unattainability has grown substantially as artists, designers and other public figures use different mediums to educate the masses.