Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Today is the premier of one of my favourite childhood storybooks..."Fantastic Mr Fox"...starring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, Helen McCrory, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Wes Anderson, Brian Cox, Roman Coppola.. and directed by Wes Anderson...so i thought i would take the opportunity to highlight Ms Dahl...who began her career as a plus size model but has recently published her very own cookbook, appropriately entitled "Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights"..
an extract from the book...she talks about food, fashion and fame..always a good combination!
"When I began modelling I was completely unprepared for the onslaught of curiosity it carried with it. People had noticed me. Big women from all over the world wrote me congratulatory letters commending my big
Newspapers breathlessly reported my strange fleshy phenomenon; a welcome backlash, finally, against the X-ray fashion industry. In the wake of the very angular, it seemed people wanted an anti-waif, a sensual woman who indulged in whatever she wanted.
Every woman in my family had been through a tricky adolescent over-spilling phase. The difference with mine was that it became a matter of public record, rather than something to look back on with tender mirth when presented with a family album.
We always joked as a family about our greediness. We described events by what we ate. There was, and is, a total ease and pleasure around food and cooking".....
"In the span of my career and travels I have come across women with extraordinary bodies who aren’t prisoners to frugal eating and self-inflicted misery. These are women who eat sensibly, who might have one day a week featuring some decadent eating and exercise in a way they enjoy.
These women are sexy. They are not necessarily reed thin but what they share is a total appreciation for food and eating and an understanding that whatever their body’s shape or size, they are in command. There is a joy about their being. I have also come across women who are self-restricted and miserable"...quote...
It actually sounds like a fantastic read...a woman of many talents it seems, breaking down boudaries once again! available @ Amazon...definately one for the Christmas stockin....
leaving you with a trailer of Fantastic Mr Fox,directed by Wes Anderson... check out the uber chic Mrs Fox!
HIS LIFE IS FANTASTIC! ... me too! x Teiko