Dec 23, 2009

One Size Fits All

Marketed as their "Size Issue", the January issue of V Magazine will be dedicated to plus size models (i.e. regular sized everyday women). NY Magazine recently previewed a feature which included two models (1 plus size, 1 skinny - both 5'9") going head to head in similar looks. The aim was to show readers that fashion can flatter any figure and models Crystal Renn (36-31-41) and Jacquelyn Jablonski (32-24-34) did just that.

Outside of the modeling world, Crystal Renn doesn't boast the measurements of a plus size woman - - but is well-proportioned with a nice build. I don't have anything against the skinny model, but the majority of women don't look like that and while it's nice to see someone prance around and basically be a hanger for clothes, I was excited to see a more realistically sized woman able to rock high fashion looks.

I'm not on some plight to have thicker chicks infiltrate the runway, but as for print media, this would be a welcome sight.I hope that ladies around the world will be able to see plus size models portrayed as fashionable, beautiful and desirable.


E's said...

If the print media added a lot more "plus-sized" models, there would be a definite increase in magazine sales to black men. Not the demographic they're are probably going after though. I watched a whole season of Top Model b/c Tocarra was on it. LOL

T said...

I checked this out when you put it up on facebook. I think they both look really good and I love the sentiment.

On a side note, I want to do the socks with sandals SO bad, but I really have nowhere to wear something like that and I'm not really fashion forward, so I don't have the confidence to pull it off. I hope it sticks around, so I can figure out how to do it to match my personality and not look a monkey.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ E - I don't want a bunch of chicks that look like they should be in King Magazine, but I do like seeing more realistically sized ladies...

@ T - I'm not sure about the socks/heels look. I'm gonna have to see it a bit more but this may be one that I leave for everyone else to do... however, if you do decided to rock it PLEASE blog about it so I can see! lol

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