Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One Size Fits All


I'm part of the population that wasn't genetically gifted with a 5'7'' size 0 body type. I'm just the average 4'11'' -how average is that?- size 2 girl wanting things to look just like a model rocks them.

I'm so happy I found this editorial; because it feels that the fashion industry is finally opening up to a whole new view.

V magazine with photographer Terry Richardson published this incredible yet very controversial shoot with plus sized and slim models and I must say the human body is gorgeous no matter the measurements. What do you guys think? Happy that the fashion industry is finally focusing some attention on fuller bodies?

28 comments:

  1. I love it! Of course, I'm of a slightly...ahem...older generation, but the problem has been around for a while...and it has made me kind of sad to see over the past few years that models used are just getting more and more unrealistic looking.

    Personally, I love the line of Dove commercials where they are using models of all different skin colors, skin types, hair colors, body types. The look like real women I'd see walking around.

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  2. I say YES! I'm so happy! it's like (after all) finally the fashion industry is coming back again into the simplicity of the body, no matter the sizes... They realized that we're all unique creatures, maybe unique in this universe... so why we should punish our bodies trying to get into impossible sizes?
    Let's love the canons a little less and love us a little bit more!!

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  3. I really hope so! But even the pics on the right showing fuller thighs/butt are smaller than me and certainly smaller than what I see as average.

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  4. I think both women are equally gorgeous. (I have to note that even the women on the left are still smaller than average and I'm sure they've photoshopped the crap out of them to disguise the cellulite and less attractive buldges.)

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  5. yay for curvy models

    i really hope they keep going in that direction and its not all a publicity stunt :/

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  6. HELL YEAH! Really happy! Kinda bored of stop shopping or feeling frustrated just because I'm fat! It's really good they are focusing on that! :)

    Kisses*

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  7. Curves are so sexy! (as my roommate keeps telling me when I sometimes complain of mine..)

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  8. oooOooOO love this post .
    it's so sad how the fashion
    industry focuses on the tiny
    little figures when the
    average person is not as
    skinny as the models. it's
    ridiculous.

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  9. Every time I see this spread I can't help but think how much better Crystal Renn, the plus sized model, looks.

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  10. on first glance, before I read your post I didn't even realize that they models were different, the styling was so well done. On closer examination I like the curves of the plus sized models better than the angles of the regular girls even though both girls are both stunningly beautiful in each layout. I have to say I love ove love it

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  11. love it! it's amazing to see how much more beautiful (in my opinion) some real curves are than that "clothes hanger" look most runway models have. so much sexier to see the roundness and the shadows than those stick figures :P (no offense to the naturally skinny girls, sorry)

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  12. Much as I'd like to be a model, I'm a size 8, which I think is a pretty perfect size. I'm tall and have curves, but am not overly curvy if you know what I mean. No matter how many people tell you that you're beautiful, you'll still never get to be a model because you're "too big".

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  13. Great editoral, is really nice see how one outfit looks great in both sizes, I like it!

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  14. i don't really like this editorial, i feel like it's directly comparing two people who shouldn't be compared- i.e., i "model" and a "normal" person. like, look! even not-super-skinny people can wear the same clothes, BUT THEY"RE NOT AS SKINNY!!

    ...sorry for the little outburst. :/

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  15. Interesting and it's about time! I think the most gorgeous photo here is the black and white one... just stunning!

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  16. I am so glad that they are doing this, after all, women do come in all different shapes and sizes. Thanks for this editorial. ;)

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  17. I love editorials like this! :) I think that any body can be beautiful! I've accepted that I'll never have a model body- I'm 5'0, and curvier than most girls my height. But that's okay! :) I enjoy being a perfectly normal size.

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  18. Definetly love it and agree that this should be done more cause not everyone has those skinny type bodies.Some of us have a little extra sugar! ;)

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  19. I am so loving this editorial. Even though as a designer, I was taught that the tall slim figure is ideal and more attractive, I always found more interest in curves. Skinny fashion models are cute, but not realistic for the general public. Lovely post!


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  20. H*LLS yeah! OMG! I grew up thinking I was fat because I had real curves. Always had to have dresses altered and nothing ever seems to fit just right. Seriously, just because I am curvy and built like an Amazon does not mean I want to wear a potato sack. I need clothes to fit my curves in all the right places just like anyone else.

    ok, sorry for the rant [blush]

    :P

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  21. I am so glad to see that we are moving towards the fuller figure! Great editorial!

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  22. I have seen these editorials and I think it is a great idea. At the beginning I could see the difference between both...

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  23. This is a great post--the editorial is such an awesome thing!

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  24. how funny, i didn't even notice a difference between the two models!! now that i see it, i realize how it really isn't a big deal for magazines to start showing girls with a more realistic figure. what a wonderful editorial.
    xoxo alison

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  25. I hadn't seen or heard of this so it's a very pleasant surprise to see it for the first time.
    I'm very happy that this was done. Sure, it's nice to see the average editorial but I love that this focuses on "real" women.

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