Friday, January 13, 2012

the unrealistic views of beauty...

"A magazine dedicated to plus-size fashion and models has sparked controversy with a feature claiming that most runway models meet the Body Mass Index criteria for anorexia."

as i was reading this article...i thought of all the friends...clients...even myself at times...verbalize what one wished was different about them...the thing is...i hear this from women that are size 0 to women who are size 18...the average woman is a size 14 and our plus size models are a size 6-12? does this make sense? i have even heard some in the industry call a person that wears a size 12...a plus size...let me just say it now...being a size not plus size...but that could be a whole separate post...we are bombarded with magazines...television...all sorts of media mode that "tell us" what beauty is...and what an "ideal" weight or size is...and well...most buy into it...

the article went on to say..."Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less."

and if you still aren't convinced that the pictures we see...are so far from reality...take a look at this clip...although it pokes fun at it...reality is...that even those beautiful size 0 models are photo-shopped...

true perfection is embracing the "you" that you are...wearing clothing that suit your personality...that is the right fit...and walking with friend posted this on her wall the other day...and when i read it...i thought...exactly!

"You see the woman across the room, and you think, she's so poised; she's so together. But she looks at you and you are the woman across the room for her." Diane von Furstenberg. So true! Be confident - be that woman. And know that everyone is dealing with some sort of insecurity - it's all in HOW you deal with it.

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  1. Great reminder! Moms with daughters should share it with them. Thanks for posting it.

  2. dear anonymous - you are right! including sharing with our girlfriends...thanks for your comment!

  3. body image is so strange. when i see a photo of myself 30 years younger and 40lbs lighter - so cute! Can you believe I thought I was too fat even then?

  4. karen - you are SO right...i was just telling my girlfriend that i had seen a photo of myself when i was about 25 yrs old...and thinking i needed to lose some looking at that picture...i am thighs were so thin! unfortunately..the magazines & such are constant reminders of this unrealistic view we have of what is considered beautiful...


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