Friday, 9 December 2011

Plus Sized Perfection!

I found an article tonight that made me really happy. It was about a fashion magazine where they put a runway model next to a plus sized model in there pictures. Apparently the whole issue is going to have plus sized women as well!

It showed some of the pictures and they had literally put them in the same clothing and style. I was amazed. I was truly stunned that in my life time, at least a portion of the fashion world had come to grips with the fact that being a coat hanger is not healthy. They article went on to say that they wanted to put out a healthy image with sex appeal and that is why the chose to do the side by side comparison.

Granted the woman in the picture was only a size 8, but it's a step in the right direction. Size 8 is healthy and beautiful, and a size where an average woman can obtain it without starving herself to look like a "fashion model"

Bravo fashion world. I am glad you caught up with Dove and finally put healthy ahead of skinny. Due to hit shelves January 14th, V Magazine's Size Issue (v63) is what you should be looking for. I sincerely hope this is a trend we see continued in future, and that promoting a healthy beautiful world becomes top priority when selecting models, both male and female.

Fashion is cut throat enough, wouldn't it be better if people didn't have to literally starve to death to make the cut?

I lost the main article but I found a reference to it here in another blog... show some support ladies AND gents.


  1. I entirely agree with you. I photograph a lot of models, but my preference is always for "natural" people - not models! There is something infinitely sexier about the girl next door over the "supermodel". It might sound like a ridiculous piece of Internet flattery, but I'd rather have 4 hours of you in front of the lens than 5 minutes of the Naomi Campbell's of this world.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful blog! As the owner of a swimwear company, I have a terrible time finding plus sized model. 90% of my customer base is at least a little on the curvy side but are generally very shy about wearing any type of swimwear. I find this amusing because they look the best in it. There is nothing attractive about a girl who is a size 1 and an A cup modelling swimwear. A voluptous, smooth curvy woman is far more attractive. If you've got it, flaunt it. Keep up the great work! P.S. I saw your facebook pics in the blue bikini. You look fantastic!

  3. Well thank you, to both of you. On a personal level I am flattered and on another level I am pleased that other people find women who look naturally beautiful. I love looking at ads and seeing people who could live down the road from me ^.^