Monday, 11 January 2010

A big little issue

I have just read the comments on The New York Times' blog over the V magazine size issue. I understand where some of the people are coming from but some of the comments are plain unnecessary. Yes sometimes stylists just get it wrong trying to dress a certain model's body but that is not an invitation to say hurtful comments on someone's figure (curvy or skinny). It is not the model's body shape that is the 'problem' but the clothes that have been chosen. To bring the size of someone into the equation in a negative life is for me tabloid journalism not fashion. Lagerfeld and Wintour have made comments on size publicly but Wintour in the September Issue documentary also commented on the skinny Sienna Miller's hair and face showing that for these powerful fashion individuals it is really not a weight issue but a strife for an unattainable perfection. For me it is the blurry and too much contrast photos that I love in my magazines as it shows imperfection which to me is beautiful. One thing I dislike is the invention of photoshop - I am not photogenic at all but I'd rather have a bad photo of me than a photoshoped one as although I might finally look as hot as Kate Moss, I'll know it's not me and that is what takes the fantasy away. Really our minds can never be tricked so please try and embrace the body you have and one day we all might be able to convince these perfection hunters that imperfections are the most perfect thing in the world.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of plus-size models here:

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.