Welcome to a new Friday Fashion episode.
Flipping the pages of fashion magazines has became a distant pleasure, a boring pastime, a mechanical act without interest, advertisements with dry, anorexic and androgen women displaying their bones fill the pages. On the contraire we are in awe when we look at art masterpieces where the artist’s intention was to highlight and celebrate Junoesque women in all their curves and femininity.
(RUBENS – woman Bathing circa 1612-15)
The same happens when we look at posters of pin-ups and magazines of the ’40s and ‘50s. As viewers we feel a sense of satisfaction and approval of those women, who are beautiful and confident in their rotund curves. More over, I hear women today saying how good women looked in those years, or how well they dressed. They knew how to bring it out, whatever gift they had. I think it’s all about the happiness of being women, the plumpness of their curves sign of fertility and the confidence that envelops their image.
Some feminists might disagree with me, seeing a curvy woman as an instrument of pleasure. Disagreeing with me is fine.
For over fifty years women have undergone strict diets that have caused anorexia just to please the fashion industry, which required women to be bony and skeletal. The crowd of young women following the dry, skinny runway models have made themselves very unhappy, disenamored of their body resulting in a lack of confidence and self-esteem.
Gladly things are changing, curves are now accepted and listen to this:
French, Italian, Spanish and Israeli Governments are cracking down on the fashion industry for the “thin models” concept. A new French law requires models to produce a medical certificate that proves they are at a body mass of at least 18 before a fashion house or agency hires them. A woman 5’-7” tall must weight at least 121 pounds and photoshopped photos will not be accepted. If an agency breaks the law, could expect a fine of 75 Euros and six month of jail time. In an effort to stop promoting eating disorders, French President Holland’s campaign is an iron law to help 30,000 people suffering from anorexia.
Women like plump singer Adele, beautiful British actress Kate Winslet, who at the beginner of her career was told she could only accept fat women roles, or singer Jennifer Lopez who insured her famous derrière for $27 million dollars didn’t happened by chance. These few examples of curvy women defied any “thin” market rules, accepted their bodies as nature created and made a fortune by being their own unique stylish being. They are leaders regardless of what the world says and does. They want to look good and don’t feel the pressure. We appreciate their curves and love them.
It is my hope you will appreciate your curves as well, stop dieting forever as there are many ways to shed pounds without deprivation, no more Twiggy look and live it up any time you can. Ciao,
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Valentina Cirasola is a trained Fashion and Interior Designer, born in Italy in a family of artists. Style surrounded her since the beginning of her life. Her many years of experience led her to offer consultations in both specializations and now she can remodel homes as well as personal images. To better help people in the world she offers consultations online. She is the author of three books. Get your copy of Valentina’s book on colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors on