Thursday, September 3, 2009

Real Beauty - Finally

Kudos to Glamour magazine!  I am thrilled with the recent hoopla that Glamour magazine has caused by publishing a photo of a model with a real-life body.  Lizzie Miller is a 5'11", 180 lbs model who has a bit of a belly roll.  Pick up the September issue and you can see her in all her confident and beautiful glory!  The magazine, which has always been known for it's size 2, obsessively thin models, has decided to take a different approach and begin showcasing real body types.  Marisa Meltzer of The Daily Beast comments on how this photos is "leading a plus-size revolution."  Women around the world say horray!  And, it's about time.  
Fashion and beauty magazine are supposed to give us advice and show the everyday woman how to be glamorous and fashionable.  How can we take them to heart if everything in the magazine targets the unrealistic and obviously airbrushed images of waif-like models?  A woman's body is beautiful at every size and every age - there are just different stages of beauty.  It's about time that the mainstream glam mags recognize, accept and showcase this.  Thank you Glamour magazine and kudos to a very gorgeous Lizze Miller and her lovely belly pooch.  She is a truly sexy, confident, beautiful woman giving us everyday beauties something to smile about.

photo courtesy of Glamour magazine - September issue p. 194
check out the story in Glamour at http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2009/08/on-the-cl-the-picture-you-cant.html

2 comments:

  1. Bravo, I love this. Isn't it funny how one picture with a lovely flaw can cause so much uproar? You blew it in the last sentence by including yourself as an "everyday beauty". Did you break all the mirrors in your house?

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

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com

    They're all gorgeous.

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