GEIDA, YOU WANT ME TO FREAK YOU OUT?

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YOU WANT TO SEE A PICTURE OF ME WHEN I CAME OUT OF TREATMENT AFTER THEY HAD ME ON 83946136 MEDICATIONS WHICH MADE ME GAIN WEIGHT … AND THEN A PICTURE OF ME AFTER I WENT DOWN TO UNDER 100 POUNDS TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE?

Sure…..How long were you in treatment for?

Plus-size models are all the rage, but is fashion really ready to embrace them?

Yet another year draws to a close, flicking through the pages of our glossy fashion magazines you might be forgiven for thinking we are at the dawn of a more enlightened age.

On the cover of December Vogue is Lara Stone, a model with breasts, hips and famously yellow teeth.

Or Glamour, with its fashion shoot featuring a plus-size model, and a feature on bikinis modelled by ‘real’ women of all shapes and sizes.

Lara Stone

Is the fashion industry really ready to accept larger models such as Lara Stone, seen here gracing the cover of Love magazine?

Also in Glamour was the now infamous photo of the plus-size model Lizzie Miller’s spare tyre, a roll of fat most of us are used to seeing every morning, but a sight as rare between the pages of a glossy as a stray grey hair or a facial whisker.

'This spare tyre has blown fashion apart,' and 'Finally! A real woman!' screamed newspaper headlines as far afield as India.

And now, in the January issue of American magazine V comes the most ground-breaking shoot of all: Crystal Renn, a plus-size model, photographed alongside a ‘normal’ model (ie, one with the vital statistics of an umbrella spoke) in identical designer clothes with the mantra: ‘This proves fashion can flatter any figure.’
Jacquelyn Jablonski for V Magazine
Jacquelyn Jablonski for V Magazine

Plus-size model Crystal Renn posed next to Jacquelyn Jablonski in V magazine

Crystal Renn didn’t always have curves. As a model, she suffered from anorexia. She had palpitations. She fainted if she walked too far. She was afraid she might die, and so she decided to get better and to eat, becoming America’s highest paid plus-size model.

Her career took off when Anna Wintour put her in the pages of American Vogue, albeit in the ‘shape’ issue; remember that Wintour is the woman who in the documentary about her magazine took one look at a slight curve on a model’s stomach and snapped: ‘She looks pregnant’.

Renn has gone on to star in Italian Vogue and on Jean Paul Gaultier’s catwalk. She is undeniably curvy: a size 16, with the vital statistics 36-31-41.

In the shoot for V, where she is poured into the same designer outfits as the model Jacquelyn Jablonksi, she looks like a Forties pin-up. Above all, Renn looks healthy: surely far more important than looking beautiful.


The tide has turned, I hear you rejoicing. The dictatorial dingbats of the fashion industry have finally acknowledged that we want to know how that jacket looks when buttoned over a pair of big breasts, or how those high-waisted trousers will fit over an ample bottom.

What other evidence is there that the industry, perhaps mindful of the fact that the recession means we are all making far more careful choices when it comes to clothes, has come to its senses?

How about the letter Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue, sent to all the leading designers, pleading with them to stop demanding ever-smaller models in shoots and on the catwalk?

Or the fact the American designer Michael Kors told me when I asked whether a woman in her 40s can be a sex symbol, or a woman with curves can wear high fashion: ‘Of course she can! Look at Michelle Obama: the fashion world is at her feet.’

But is it really different this time? Are we really at the dawn of an enlightened new age, when women will not be required to conform to a ridiculous one size fits all?

While Lara Stone is described in Vogue as having ‘the face and body of a Seventies Playboy bunny’, the reality is she is barely an inch bigger than what passes for a ‘normal’ model: her vital statistics are 33-24-35.

When I asked one of the most female-friendly designers in the business, Alberta Ferretti, why on earth she uses 16-year-old girls on the catwalk when surely only those in their 40s can possibly afford them, her excuse was that: ‘There is a recession. We use young girls because they’re cheaper.’

Look at the latest ad campaign for Ralph Lauren jeans, featuring a model who has been airbrushed so radically her head is now far wider than her hips. If you cover her head, you could be looking at the torso of a ten-year-old child.

And we are not just talking airbrushed ads for high fashion here, but about the images used to sell more mainstream products.

You might think Twiggy is pretty bloody perfect, the best she can possibly be for a woman in her 60s, but in the fashion and beauty industries it seems nature and good genes can always be improved upon.

For the new Olay ad she is portrayed as impossibly porcelain skinned. When I challenged her about the level of airbrushing in the ad (which, after 700 complaints, has since been censured by advertising regulators) she merely shrugged: ‘I had no say over the end result, but all the beauty ads look like that. They are like paintings, not real at all. They are meant to look like paintings.’
Twiggy

Twiggy’s ‘misleading’ Olay advert has attracted hundreds of complaints

The problem is that the women who look at these advertisements and fashion spreads and magazine covers do not realise they are meant to be art, although I have to say the model in the Ralph Lauren ad does, as the excellent feminist website Jezebel points out, uncannily resemble a Giacometti sculpture.

We believe the woman in the photograph actually looks like that, and that we should look that way, too. And if we don’t, then we are just not trying hard enough.

The reason most commonly given by the fashion industry for its addiction to the very young and the very emaciated is that women don’t want to see themselves reflected on the catwalk and in our glossy magazines.

'No one wants to see curvy women,' Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld once famously proclaimed.

If we really want the industry to change and not to pacify us with tokenism, with one-off gimmicky shoots, and to use curvier women, shorter women, older women in issues that aren’t about ‘shape’ or ‘age’, then we need to force it to change, not with model health inquiries or hand wringing but by voting with the only method it will listen to: our wallets.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1238782/LIZ-JONES-FASHION-THERAPY-Plus-size-models-rage-fashion-really-ready-embrace-them.html#ixzz0ayJo8ALv

By Liz Jones, Mail Online

For a girl like me,who has curves(which I love so much. I could never imagine myself any other way) this gives us hope.

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The Cesc Fabregas Show

After football he can always try acting:)

omg wait - does he have his own TV show? or this a nike commercial? Carlota works in the media industry - i can’t remember exactly what but something along these lines- but omg i love cesc —- fml he is like sergio 2 for me…

I think this is the Nike Commercial!Yeah its the Nike Commercial-But he deserves his own show, I would watch it!-He’s acting in this video is fantastic I’m like blown away.I’m going to act like him for my text acting scene in my class.The angry was just perfect:)-Sergio number 2-Always good to have a back up:)

I promise you Cesc Fabregas will be like Arnold Schwarezenegger - This guy can play football, act, captivate a whole stadium and probably be the mayor of London - and to think of how old he is - I can’t freaking believe that he is so much younger than me and he is the captain - God Bless Him - he is the only one that beat Sergio’s records in La Liga and the National Team - FYI

God he is fantastic-I’m so happy to see his dream come true.Yes God Bless Him!-I will move to London and vote for him for Mayor of London-We will see so much form him in the future.Can’t wait:)

well of course  - we are opening our first store out of NY in London, no? well besides for Madrid - oh I have something to tell you…

Yeah defiantly London-After I finish 2yrs at F.I.T. im going to London to further study fashion.Then go from there,but yeah after our first store in NY, then London comes next, then Madrid:)-what is it?

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The Cesc Fabregas Show

After football he can always try acting:)

omg wait - does he have his own TV show? or this a nike commercial? Carlota works in the media industry - i can’t remember exactly what but something along these lines- but omg i love cesc —- fml he is like sergio 2 for me…

I think this is the Nike Commercial!Yeah its the Nike Commercial-But he deserves his own show, I would watch it!-He’s acting in this video is fantastic I’m like blown away.I’m going to act like him for my text acting scene in my class.The angry was just perfect:)-Sergio number 2-Always good to have a back up:)

I promise you Cesc Fabregas will be like Arnold Schwarezenegger - This guy can play football, act, captivate a whole stadium and probably be the mayor of London - and to think of how old he is - I can’t freaking believe that he is so much younger than me and he is the captain - God Bless Him - he is the only one that beat Sergio’s records in La Liga and the National Team - FYI

God he is fantastic-I’m so happy to see his dream come true.Yes God Bless Him!-I will move to London and vote for him for Mayor of London-We will see so much form him in the future.Can’t wait:)

Talk about Legs that run on for miles(jealous)

Talk about Legs that run on for miles(jealous)

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HAHAHA! This pic made my day :-) (via fffriends)

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The Cesc Fabregas Show

After football he can always try acting:)

omg wait - does he have his own TV show? or this a nike commercial? Carlota works in the media industry - i can’t remember exactly what but something along these lines- but omg i love cesc —- fml he is like sergio 2 for me…

I think this is the Nike Commercial!Yeah its the Nike Commercial-But he deserves his own show, I would watch it!-He’s acting in this video is fantastic I’m like blown away.I’m going to act like him for my text acting scene in my class.The angry was just perfect:)-Sergio number 2-Always good to have a back up:)

How women in their 30s put having a baby before love

Delaying parenthood could contribute to marital breakdown because women and men are more intent on finding a fertile partner than settling down for love, research suggests.

In a growing trend dubbed the ‘breeder relationship’, women who wait until their 30s or 40s to start a family are then rushing into loveless partnerships for the sake of having an instant family.

The mismatched couples, who often settle for second best in a partner because their body clock is ticking, are more likely to have failed relationships, experts warned.

In many cases a partner in a ‘breeder relationship’ will callously dump their other half and go in search of a more fertile mate if they have problems conceiving, figures revealed.

A survey of more than 3,100 single men and women showed more than a third would choose a partner for their ability to conceive over their compatibility.

Some 42 per cent of women and 30 per cent of men said if they met their ideal partner but knew they risked being infertile, they would reconsider starting a relationship. More than two thirds worried about being unable to conceive naturally and feared leaving it late would lead to medical complications.

And three quarters said problems conceiving could lead to them ditching their partner out of fear of remaining childless, the poll showed.

The research, carried out for conception specialists Vitabiotics Pregnacare Conception, also revealed two out of five would settle for a secondrate partner if they had not met ‘the one’ before deciding to start a family.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist from the London Metropolitan University, said: ‘When seeking a partner we are likely to pay particular attention to their inclination for parenthood.

'The “breeder relationship” means that you have more chances of getting it wrong because no one wants to feel that their partner is with them as a means to an end.'

Half of all births in the UK are to mothers over 30, compared with just over a quarter two decades ago.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1238851/How-women-30s-having-baby-love.html#ixzz0ayCea6W6

-By Fay Schlesinger

The Cesc Fabregas Show

After football he can always try acting:)

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i decided that he should have been an actor if he wasn’t a footballer … gosh he has the BEST expressions in the whole godamn world … CESC FABREGAS

I AGREE with you on that 100% he is so good at acting.Especially in that video when all he wants is his own show:)

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i decided that he should have been an actor if he wasn’t a footballer … gosh he has the BEST expressions in the whole godamn world … CESC FABREGAS

I AGREE with you on that 100% he is so good at acting.Especially in that video when all he wants is his own show:)

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save that…

Already did, I put in in the EPL Footballers album(I know that you love him so I’m on a hunt for really good pictures of him)

you are the best … what would i do without you? hugs

hahahah HUGS!HUGS! IDK…….&what would I do with out you?

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save that…

Already did, I put in in the EPL Footballers album(I know that you love him so I’m on a hunt for really good pictures of him)

you are the best … what would i do without you? hugs

hahahah HUGS!HUGS! IDK…….&what would I do with out you?