im back...thanks for all the love...updates people!!!!
it saddens my heart. British Fashion magazine POP...oh POP is drawing to an end at its 20th issue, founded by the legend who is Katie Grand, it has been one of the most inspirational things in my life thus far! i cant even decide which was my favourite edition, collectively POP has changed my life, and my perspective on fashion!
In its latest edition! we see Drew Barrymore front, but also a collective of all 20 issues thus far (i bought that one!!) ...Liz Hurley was a personal favourite oh Liz i didnt know she could provoke such a reaction, Naomi is always on point, Lindsey Lohan left me speechless and Gisele was so effortlessly cool...see below...
I must say that what i most admired and loved was the SIRE ZERO photoshoot featuring Beth Ditto, the lead vocalist of rock band Gossip! sheer genius..taken by Steven Klein im leaving some images below, as a plus size model it was actually strange for me flicking though because i found surprising, im just not used to seeing plus size women in mainstream Fashion mags,but i supposed thats y im so inlove with POP..Proenza Schouler, Prada, YSL, Giles Deacon, and Hussein Chalayan all custom made outfits for the shoot..well worth it! she worked it!
many times i find even when plus size models are featured, its often debatable how *plus* the model is to the outside world, and ive heard it time and time again about myself the "u dont look "plus" to me....." blah blah yawn etc.. Beth Ditto broke the boundaries! i love!
In this anniversary issue, also known as the Animal issue, really good read....anyhow .. Cordula Reyer, the amazing Austria model, (she blossoms with time really dont know how she does it)!Is featured in the CAT EYES photoshoot, i couldnt get any pics from POP to post, but i suggest u see for yourself and go buy .... just amazing im glad that a woman who is past 30 is celebrated so well here, she shines! Cordula is part of a initiative intitled "NO BODY IS PERFECT" excuse the copy and paste but i think they sum up their initiative very well..
Eating disorders are a societal phenomenon of our times. The number of girls and women falling ill with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders is on the rise. Most recently, however, boys and men too are increasingly having to cope with these symptoms.
Unrealistic beauty ideals derived from an exaggerated desire to be slim and young provide a perfect breeding ground for eating disorders. The fashion world, industry and business communicate unhealthy medial “examples” propagating extreme thinness and physical aesthetics linked with recognition, success, happiness and self-esteem. All of this may have serious consequences.
The Initiative’s Objectives:
Unrealistic - and thus unhealthy - ideals for women are to be corrected, while health-promoting standards are to be established through concerted action and close cooperation on the part of the media, advertising, business, industry and the fashion world.
i almost feel like i might be done for plagarism! lol for more information go to www.s-o-ess.at go to English! and join the petition. i did! its great to see governement and other members of the fashion world doing something constructive about the messages that are sent out through the industry,
We hope for the consent of all those who can influence society’s good examples in a positive and health-promoting way (advertising, industry, business, the media, fashion producers, fashion designers, modelling agencies, photographers, stylists and others).
Commissioner for Women’s Health, City of Vienna
im leaving u with more images from POP ;-)
A FEW OF MY FAVS....
its like a drug i tell ya ;-)...ciao x