Friday 13 January 2012

The skinny on fashion pix.

Last January we posted this when altered photographs were published, giving the impression that a curvaceous actress had overstepped the boundaries of what the fashion world considered fashionable.

Today @Amphitrit directs us to her blogpost that features a number of NSFW photos that contrast two women's bodies; one is average and the other is the couture and fashion photographers' ideal.

Guess which one?

Yes. The scrawny-as-a-coat-rack frame is the one that works best to display designer clothing.

More at Plus Magazine, which had the courage to publish this full-bodied feature article and a powerful editorial: What is wrong with our bodies?
The answer to the question is this, there is nothing wrong with our bodies. We are bombarded with weight-loss ads every single day, multiple times a day because it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that preys on the fear of being fat. Not everyone is meant to be skinny, our bodies are beautiful and we are not talking about health here because not every skinny person is healthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that last line about how not every skinny person is healthy. VERY true. And I don't know of any male that finds the scrawny model type attractive. I wish the fashion industry would clue in.

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