Sunday, January 10, 2010

The great debate

Some of us were not born to be skinny minnies, my self included. Genetics aside, my love for good food... especially chocolate, pretty much dictates my size. There is definitely a point where people are too skinny, just like there is also the scale of being too over weight. I advocate neither, just a healthy and well balanced life. Size is only a number in the end. But the media, being the media, will always influence what we see as beautiful. Recently Karl Lagerfeld very publicly said:

"No one wants to see curvy women. You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly."

This caused of course quite an outrage as he is one of the most influential designers in the world and the comment was so absurd. Also he is incredibly hypocritical, because he recently shot this shoot for V magazines size issue. I don't understand him at all

The thing is though curvy girls are making a come back. Crystal Renn is a plus size model that is making waves with her many many editorial spreads that are pushing the boundaries for "plus size" models. I think she is all kinds of fabulous. Check her out below in the 'One size fits all' spread for V magazine this January. Two models, two sizes, who looks better? Crystal is on the right... but you knew that already i'm sure.

It's an amazing comparison, tell me what you think.

Here is Crystal again for Elle Canada donning a beehive and the hottest new years dresses. I love this shoot a lot, she is so stunning.

5 comments: said...

Ah, crazy old Lagerfeld. Looks like the Terminator.

Violet said...

When I first saw those One Size Fits All photos, I thought they were simply of the same model with different levels of Photoshopping!

She hardly looks "plus" does she? Probably a size 10.

Anonymous said...

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.

imnotmygeneration said...

Violet, i know exactly what you mean. I starred at the pictures for a long time this afternoon. I originally thought it was bad photoshopping on the skinny model. And yes she is probably a 10-12, that's what i find hard to believe.

Thanks google_account for the web address! Will browse it tonight.

Karl=Terminator indeed jase.

Rosie Dawson-Hewes said...

I was immediately drawn to Crystal's images over the skinny minnie. She draws you in... and is stunning. Absolutely breath-taking. Love.