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.
Here are a couple more links you should click on for some more 'real girl' inspiration.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.