Wednesday, 21 January 2009

what defines plus?

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2001 People Magazine USA wrote an article entitled "Making It Big- Plus Models Redefine What It Means To Be Beautiful" , establised "plus" model Natalie Lauglin see pic below...made an interesting statement with regards to plus size models in the the industry..

"They'll just be models," she says. "In different sizes. You'll open a magazine and see somebody like Kate Moss on one page and me on another."


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...that was in 2001, 8years later is that whats happening? are we seeing this? how far have we come dealing with diverse body ideals in fashion? seems like the two worlds are still very far apart. what makes a plus size model? what defines a plus size model, how big is plus how small is plus.......i define myself as a "plus size model" ... which always leaves me wondering why do i need to place a label on myself, can't i just Teiko Dornor the model, or do i automatically assume that i have to define myself because "regular" models don't look like me....

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above r images of plus size models including myself, what do u think....and do u even think its necessary in the industry, have we got past the need to define ....can you see fashion as Natalie did in 2001, Kate on one page Teiko on the next no questions asked....?food for thought!

3 comments:

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

this is defo food for thought!personally i hate the labels,your a model FULLSTOP and so i can defo see you and Kate moss in an editorial.It's just so fraustrating that the fashion powers that be are so size-ist!
great post hun
x
marian

p.s love the image of you in the red crop top

Danz said...

Unfortunately, the fashion world seems to find it necessary to attach labels to everything, including models. No one calls the skinny models 'minus-sized', so I wonder why curvier models need a prefix attached to their job title. I think you're an amazing model - no matter your size!

t*e*i*k*o*d*o*r*n*o*r said...

thank u Danz thats so kind, i know guys, its crazy..its almost like just being without the label isnt the norm, well said, House Of Style- im a model FULLSTOP!