Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Curves Ahead

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I wasn't going to blog about V magazine's Size issue, purely because it is being covered by other blogs and there'd be not point in me posting the same thing.
Especially if I'm not moved by it.
But seeing as I'm putting off doing any work, and it's snowing outside, which in turn means that for some reason I am not receiving any signal on my sky box and can't watch pointless t.v. shows I've decided that I will.

My problem with these special issues is that when the next issue come's out, every thing goes back to the way it was before, which then makes me question the whole point of them dedicating one issue to black/plus size/asain/older models. Myself and a friend of mine have this joke about t.v. shows and how when a show features a lot of ethnic minorities or people with disabilities, they're just trying to fill up a quota. Sounds like a cruel joke, but that is what this issue reminds me of. The same goes for other issues (e.g. Vogue Italia's all black issue).That's not to say that I won't ever get excited by them, because I do, I just think that if they really cared it would not need to be a big deal and that they would just do it all the time.

I would also like to take this post to say that I don't think that the whole size 0 debate (I actually hate the term "size 0" because that size simply doesn't exist in the UK) is about us wanting to have plus size models. I frequently hear how people want to see real women on catwalks but a slim model is just as real as a plus size one. I can't speak for everyone but I would just like to see an average model (in terms of body size)on the catwalks like it was in the late 80's early 90's. Why does it have to be either or? Can't we have some middle ground? I mean the closest we have is Daisy Lowe, and apparently even she can't fit into sample sizes anymore because the sample sizes are becoming smaller and smaller.

That said, I do like the editorial. It has a seventies/eighties feel (in terms of hair, make up and photography) however, they could have done a lot more with the clothes.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Zara_K said...

Totally agree!! I think instead of special issues if that truly is the magazines ethos then they should do it regardless instead of trying to push sales and cause some kinda of controversy.

p.s love your new blog layout!!!

6 January 2010 at 19:07  
Anonymous Lola said...

Glad you posted this, I don't follow many fashion blogs so this is the first time seeing this. Just because other blogs have posted the same content doesn't mean you don't have to, maybe your readers don't read those other blogs plus its nice hearing your opinion on the topic rather than posting the images and a sentence.

Liking the blog got a bit more personality than the other tedious fashion blogs.

6 January 2010 at 20:42  
Blogger Strutt said...

Thanks Zara, and thanks Lola I'm glad you like it :)

7 January 2010 at 00:06  
Blogger google_account said...

I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of plus-size models here:

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

7 January 2010 at 06:43  
Blogger Crumz said...

Love the blog. I agree. I am excited about the issue because I am "plus size" in terms of sizing, and I rarely see issues like this, especially showing some belly and rolls and all (they mostly showcase "plus size models that are "bigger" but still have flat smooth stomachs, and are probably a size 8.).
I do wish there could be a common ground though. The catwalk should have all sizes, thin, thick, skinny, plus size. That's what "real woman" are, they are all sizes.
Just wanted to stop by and show some love to your blog. Im just starting my blog, so its a bit of work in progress.
www.astrowifey.blogspot.com
By the way, thanks for the comment on my nails on Dont Trip Yet's blog.
Xoxo

8 January 2010 at 04:12  
Blogger KLARABELLAA said...

Hey!
It's from the store that I work for. Called The Sting. The brand is Red Rouge.
You're from London right? Because The Sting is opening a store out there!

Xx.

8 January 2010 at 14:49  

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