Monday, January 4, 2010

My two cents (by borrowing two cents from someone else)

Seems like everyone is weighing in (hardy har) on the V Magazine Size issue out soon. As I was trying to come up with an intelligent way to express my mixed feeling, I conveniently came across this post on a blog called good morning, midnight. Please read it. I really agree with what the author says: fetishizing fat does nothing positive towards increasing the public's acceptance of different body types. Obviously the models are gorgeous, but overall this just looks like a cheap novelty. I have a subscription to Elle Canada, and in the last year there have been several great editorials with Crystal Renn that made me really hopeful about the fashion industry finally presenting an alternative to size zero models. I guess we'll see if V Magazine ever uses a curvier model again in regular shoots or if this really was a one-time gimmick.

1 comment:

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

    They're all gorgeous.

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