I love this interview with Karen Elson conducted by Nick Knight. The fact that Nick’s my absolute idol aside, it’s really interesting to hear how even someone who culture has deemed to be beautiful has been subjected to feeling that she’s not good enough and has struggled with her body. It seems like nearly all of can be victim of this, even supermodels aren’t immune.
As mentioned in a previous post Lady Gaga’s lyrics for new song “Cake(like Lady Gaga)” include the lyrics “I’m getting fat and so is my bank.” Meanwhile Christina Aguilera reveals in Billboard magazine that frustrated at her record company for pressurising her to lose weight she told them
“You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.”
Now by popstar standards perhaps Gaga and Aguilera are on the heavier end of the spectrum but I would hardly describe them as being fat! What fans love about the songstresses are their talent, strength and confidence in not feeling the need to conform- Born this way and Beautiful.
Surprises in the Billboard article are that during Aguilera’s Stripped tour, her label told her that her weight gain would mean that she wouldn’t sell any records or tour tickets and that the people that she were working with would miss out too. Talk about laying it on thick! Aguilera obeyed and lost the weight for her Back to Basics promo and tour- however in an interview at the time she put her weight loss down to feeling insecure in her body in front of her husband and wanting to make a change. Was this a PR fed spin? Good for her for loving her body and not giving a crap what people say- although I can’t help hark back to a time when she was a skinny mini and criticising Kelly Osbourne for being fat- what goes around comes around?
The Daily Mail showbiz has written an article criticising Karlie Kloss for exercising and says that she needs to gain weight. Karlie Kloss does not look under nourished or unhealthy, in fact despite her tall structure and slim limbs she is quite toned and muscular rather then being skin and bone. But it seems that The Daily Mail can’t make headlines without criticising women’s figures for being too fat or too thin. Full article here
According to daily mail showbiz this is a curvy voluptuous figure, really??
I find it ridiculous that the term “plus size” is still in use, when these models are more “normal sized” or as Tyra Banks likes to say “fiercely real models”, or actually when you look at the rising rates of obesity these girls are less “fiercely real” and more “thinner then average” hardly “plus sized”. Plus they’re ridiculously beautiful so hardly a representation of so-called real women. Anyway, check out SLINK magazine, for all you fashionistas above a size 0 or if you just fancy having a look at some gorgeous models: http://www.slinkmagazine.com/
Daily Mail Showbiz has featured some photos from the upcoming edition here
Is Karlie Kloss’s figure more aesthetically pleasing minus the protruding ribs? Are the ribs offensive? Is she too thin? My opinion is that with someone who is as tall and slender as Karlie of course you are going to be a little bony in places and airbrushing those ribs out only gives an unnatural body representation to the readers.