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Yes, you CAN look GREAT on TV!

Everytime there’s an inbetweenie or full figured woman on the Dutch TV, I get Tweets: “why aren’t YOU going to style this woman? This woman looks awful in these clothes.”
Last Friday during the battle of THE VOICE OF HOLLAND; a very gorgeous inbetweenie POMME won the battle and will shine next time in the ‘live shows’. People were complaining about Pomme’s look. She was wearing a tunic/blouse of HM+. A blouse I have myself in green. Nothing wrong with this.
A perfect silhouette for an inbetweenie: showing the gorgeous legs! But it depends on how you style and wear it!

I must say I never watch this tv program: it’s about the voice, NOT about the LOOK! But now I just want to write something about it. Stylist Chantal Bles is doing the styling for this program. And it’s a hard job: create many, many looks for the candidates. A lot of respect for Chantal! The only thing I want to say: Pomme, I would like to style you some day… you’re a great inbetweenie! And please, if Weight Watchers will contact you: please say NO!!!! You are gorgeous and a great inspiration for many (young) women!

This is the way I wear this tunic/shirt:


Another Weight Watchers victim…

WHY? Everytime an inbetweenie or curvy person is on TV, they get a contract with Weight Watchers. WHY??? This time it is Iris Kroes, the winner of the Voice of Holland in 2011. Since April she’s been doing this diet and has lost 11 kilos. A young girl who is a role model for many young girls. And yet again it’s confirmed: being a big girl is not allowed in the media.
The same happened with Jennifer Hudson, also got a huge contract with Weight Watchers. To show the world: you’re more beautiful by losing weight! Come on! It’s time sizes 40 (EU) and up should be on tv, in movies, in magazines! And don’t punish these women who have so much talent because of how they look!

Tonight another episode of The Voice starts,
and remember: it’s all about the voice… NOT the look!


“Rude and unhelpful”

Do you know that a third of female shoppers (who were all members of slimming group Weight Watchers) believe they have been insulted by shop assistants who were pushy, unhelpful or made unflattering comments about their size, it has been claimed. According to the Daily Mail, the survey found 40 % of the women condemned assistants as regularly “rude and unhelpful”. I must say even I have heard some ridiculous comments of girls in little shops. I am just laughing or start a discussion with these women. Have you ever been insulted in a shop because of your size?


Tim Gunn: ‘plus-size advocate’ and Weight Watchers’ style consultant

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!


Is your diet making you fat?

An article on beautifulmagazine.co.uk about diets making you fat. And on webmd.com some answers of Susie Orbach. She wants to overhaul your eating habits and start a class action lawsuit against Weight Watchers International. “If dieting worked, you’d only have to do it once. Weight Watchers, like most diet companies, depends on repeat customers.” How should a healthy woman eat? “Put it this way: How should a healthy woman pee? She should pee when she needs to, and not under regulation.” Do these pressures come from men?” I don’t think it’s men alone. I think something takes root in the culture. Much of this goes back to the marketing and style industries, who make a very strange economic argument that you can somehow sell glamour by reducing everyone down to one size.” What do you think? Is your diet making you fat?




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