Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nude plus size beauties


After receiving a flood of positive response to a photo of plus size model Lizzie Miller in September Glamour magazine is at it again, with not just one but seven nude plus models in it's November issue. In a recent article Glamour magazine pledged to feature more realistic looking women in their mag from now on and it seems they're working hard to stay true to that promise.



Now I know there are plenty of people who will look at this pic featuring plus models Crystal Renn, Amy Lemons, Ashley Graham, Kate Dillon, Anansa Sims, and Jennie Runk and Lizzie Miller and say "they're not really plus size" or "those women are skinny" but you have to realize this is plus size in the terms of the modeling world which differs greatly from real life. When you think of it in terms of the models we're used to seeing on the pages of fashion magazines (which are usually a size 0,2, and sometimes a size 4 but not usually) you can clearly see that a size 10 woman is in fact a huge contrast.

I'm not saying that they couldn't have used larger models but this is definitely a step in the right direction not only for plus models or plus size people in general but for everyone. All of us could use a healthy dose of body acceptance whether you're a size 2 or 20 and seeing more realistic models in the pages of our favourite magazine will only help reinforce that.

Here's the link to Plus model magazine's nude plus model editorial that featured a size 16/18 model NSFW
http://www.plusmodelmag.com/General/plus-model-magazine-article-detail.asp?article-id=123232196&page=0

5 comments:

  1. I totally agree with it is in the right direction and I believe that when they start showing ladies who are "real" size littel girls will start accepting their bodies or needed to change it the healthy way.

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  2. Exactly, I know 15 yr olds who are a size 2 and trying to starve themselves to look more like what they see on tv and in magazines. I hope this will open their eyes to the beauty that's already there and push them closer to accepting their bodies flaws and all.

    I'm a plus model now but I remember being 12 yrs old jumping on the treadmill trying not to eat 'cause I didn't look like the girls in my sister's fashion magazines. I would never want any other young girl to go through that or grown woman for that matter. I'm so glad that Glamour put themselves out there and took a chance.

    I have nothing but props for them.

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  3. It's such a beautiful shot and you are right - we do need to realise that plus sized in the modelling and fashion world is very different to plus sized in the 'real' world.

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

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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  5. That's nice.. better than not having any plus size models and apparel. I really hope though that their clothes be available for bigger plus size.

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