Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fashion Mags Turning A New Leaf?

I have been reading my monthlies and have been very impressed with the common topic of every woman being confident about their bodies, no matter what shape or size.

In Marie Claire, I was truly hooked on the article "Big Girl in a Skinny World," which is about a girl named Ashley Falcon who is an aspiring stylist and is not by any means a size zero, and is proud of it. She talks about her struggles with finding chic clothing for her size, but is confident in herself. She spoke about how finding the perfect pair of jeans is the most difficult task (which is true for most women I know). Regardless of being heavier than the stereotypical fashionista, the girl knows how to rock what the good lord gave her.

This next article originated in the September issue of Glamour but resurfaced for this month's. It's about all the praise that Lizzi Miller has received for sitting nude at a photo shoot and refusing to get airbrushed. Women all over the country not only applauded her, but were inspired by her. Miller is a size 12-14 and isn't technically a plus size, but her curves her often airbrushed.

I am so glad that she didn't get airbrushed because she is stunning. Truly beautiful.

Glamour then promised to its readers different body shaped women in the magazine in future issues. Are these fashion mags starting to advocate healthier body image. All I can say is it's about time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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


They're all gorgeous.

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