I decided to do an off-topic of stardoll post today ;). Searching across fashion photos on a blog I like called Inkblot Photography and look what I found, I just had to post it:
|Crystal Renn by Derek Katella for Paper Planes F/W 2010.|
A beautiful, slim girl. In fact, I think the legendary Crystal Renn must have lost some weight....but she's a plus sized model.
It really sickens me that the modeling industry thinks that she is plus sized. Or that they expect their models to be like a hanger, a stick to put clothes on.
Really, when you think about it, mankind has always liked the unhealthy, the things that are hard to achieve.
Think back: It was a few hundred years ago, and being curvy (what would now be plus sized) was an attractive weight. Being skinny was considered disgusting, skinny and tall. That was a time with much less food, so being what is now considered considerably overweight was hard to achieve, so it was considered attractive.
Now, food is in abundance. So staying skinny is hard, but overweight isn't. So what's the new wanted figure? Mega-skinny and tall. It's interesting how it was the opposite. There must have been an amazing middle point, the in between territory, where an attractive weight was not skinny but not obese. The healthy weight.
So what's your take about the ongoing debate of size, especially in the fashion industry?