A few weeks ago, Marks & Spencer came with a campaign. Different sizes of models were showing shape wear. Dr Ellie Cannon says: “As a doctor I have to tell you that two of these models are too FAT to represent ‘real women’. Two, if not three, are overweight, while the biggest girl is obese.” On Dailymail you can read more about this issue.
More quotes of Dr Ellie Cannon:
“I am really concerned by this trend of supposedly empowering women by what has become known as the ‘body acceptance movement’ which embraces the notion that fat is fine. While fat may be fine cosmetically, it is not fine for your health. Given that a third of British women are overweight, it will do our teenage daughters no favours to normalise obesity.”
I totally agree that obesity is unhealthy. But being a size 40-46 and eating healthy and doing sport, doesn’t mean you are UNHEALTHY. So, please… stop attacking (young) women by telling them they are too fat to represent ‘real women’. And by the way, we should stop talking about ‘real women’, because every woman is real. Whether you’re a model or not!
Dr Ellie Cannon, Rivkie Baum, editor of Slink Magazine and plus size model Nese Halil were on TV program Daybreak discussing this item. The tv host has a point: “curvy women need clothes too, if you can’t be part of the culture and fashion it might be have psychology problems”.
A video, posted by Slink magazine. The quality of the video is not perfect, but good enough!
A few weeks ago I showed you the great pictures of Models1, showing their inbetweenies. Now there’s an article in LOOK magazine: ‘It looks like the fashion-industry is finally acknowledging that beauty can come in any dress size’. Beauty has no size! Style has no size!
Love these Asos Curve LOOKS! Gorgeous ALVA (Size 42 EU) from 12 plus UK Models Perfect styling and perfect model in these nice clothes. This is how ‘plus size’ should be! The looks and feel of a regular straight size brand. By the way: I want this beautiful coat!
Such a great interview from PEEPERS Denmark with gorgeous inbetweenie Camilla Hansen (size 42), from MUSE NYC. I recognize so many things she’s saying. And I think many inbetweenies will recognize this story! “The only role models I have ever had, have been my mum and grandmother who loved their body”. She confirmed what I have been saying for a long time now: the (European) fashion industry has to open their eyes “and don’t look down on us because we’re a little bigger”.
A statement from Robyn in an interview with LOOK magazine: “I am normal, so why am I called plus size?”. Let’s just stop talking about plus size, when we see an average size of woman. Check again the interview with Robyn, about being a ‘realistic size‘. I can only totally agree. Average size women should be represented more in fashion, next to smaller sizes and the real plus size women. In the end: we are all women, and we love them all!
Kind of the same reaction as mine a time ago on the Victoria’s Secret models against Dove women. Skinny or curvy is not a war. And this time the answer of healthy is the new skinny. Healthy women in different sizes: the LOVE campaign. We share the same mission: diversity and healthy models in fashion! Check out the VIDEO, backstage of the photoshoot. And some reactions of people on Facebook.
Tim Gunn, mentor on Project Runway is going to have a daily show The Revolution on ABC. He calls himself a ‘plus-size advocate’ and he signed on as Weight Watchers’ “style consultant” last January.This sounds weird to me. He embraces plus size, and at the same time wants the women to lose weight…
Question of Marie Claire on plus size designers:
“It’s so difficult. Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It’s horrifying. Whoever’s designing for plus-size doesn’t get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger. In my travels, I’ve been an advocate for larger women. I’ve been talking to designers, but only a half-dozen make an effort. Most say, ‘I don’t want a woman who’s a size 10 or 11 wearing my clothes.’ Well, shame on you! It’s not realistic. We need to address real women with real needs. At Parsons, we had fit models that ranged in size from 2 to 10. We’ve got to reconceive clothes for all sizes.”
He’s considering designing a plus-size line…. but then please,Tim… don’t let all plus size women lose weight!