Friday, 25 September 2009

Underwear as outer wear

Is it just me?

Underwear as outer wear. Nipples and butt cheeks as evident as smiles. Some hunched over in that style of 'I don't care' about you. Nobby knees, with with models you're afraid might break an ankle just walking down the aisle. In 2007, a number of size zero models died of starvation, prompting the creation of the Model Health Inquiry.

Most of us are not anorexic. It would be so nice to see these fashions of real-sized women. Otherwise, how do I know what might look good on me? My life changes have had a profound effect on me, as many women. Hormones, 3 kids, aging, wrinkles, and gray hair. What can I say?

With the wonderful dove commercial,
1 min 14 sec - 15 Oct 2006 -

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Reginald Pike's Yael Staav takes us from model to billboard in under 60 seconds

and shows (and hosts like Gok Wan), 'How to Look Good Naked', and the positive messages of Stacy & Clinton on 'What Not to Wear', we have to realize we much dress for now, not the ideal size we want to be. I am going to my closet to clean out the things I hope to grow back into! Time to declutter!

I am much impressed with the new Mark Fast Spring/Summer show. He has a totally outraged the establishment by including models who have my kinds of curves (About 1:10 min. in: video embedded below)! Not all of them, of course. Now, he still has the nobby knees, but and one, about 2 min. in who looks like she might fall of off her shoes, but he has put some real women on the runway.

Mark Fast's plus-size controversy | My Fashion Life

23 Sep 2009 ... Mark Fast has sparked huge controversy after using plus-size models in his S/S10 collection at London Fashion Week

Scuttlebut has it that some of his staffers quit over his choice.

Staffers resign over designer Mark Fast's decision to use plus ...‎ -

2 days ago
BY Amy Eisinger Mark Fast used heavier models to walk the runway in his designs during London Fashion Week. The decision to use plus-sized models during

Unfortunately, there is nothing there I could wear, say, shopping, or to a book signing event, and do not have anywhere to wear my inner wear as outer wear, but it is a move in the right direction.

I much prefer clothes that smooth my curves, and leave a little to the imagination. I have some wonderful friends who are still in the single-digit sizing category, but I am not. I do not advocate for obesity. I do advocate for those

Some of these are amusing. What can I say?

Model falls in hole on runway at Shadang Fashion Show

48 sec - 17 Oct 2007 -

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Shaolin monk does a front flip and breaks a hole in the runway at Shadang fashion show by designer Rafi Anteby.

YouTube - Catwalk Model fall (twice)

14 sec - 4 Oct 2006 -

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0

News reader cannot stop laughing at model falli... 7203606 views. SallyDaSizzle · Model falls in hole on runway at Shadang Fashion Show


Friko said...

you know what, Jenn, I just can't be bothered worrying about my size anymore. as you say, age brings different priorities - not to mention the pounds and wrinkles that come unbidden. So, whatever the supposed 'norm' I am me and will have to like it or lump it. Shouldn't we 'older' ladies be proud of our scars? Or am I just kidding myself? or am I just in denial?
As for those kids you mention, good luck to them.

PS - and this is not a complaint - it didn't work again, did it. It'll have to be comments or nothing.

Jenn Jilks said...

--not a complaint, Friko, but a statement of principles!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting post Jenn - I do agree about size. Here in the UK this thin thing is just the same. I try to rise above it all - as we age our waist thickens and we get a bit shorter as everything tends to move South. I have a very overweight friend of 87 who is an absolute ball of fire - never at home, always out doing something - she is from now on my role model and bother my waist size. Have a good weekend.