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Madrid banned super-thin models; Milan might be next

 
 
Chai
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 05:05 am
Bohne wrote:
Sounds like a very good idea to me!

Great that somebody had the guts to make that decision!!!


well thanks Bohne...but I don't think it takes guts.

just someone who realizes "they" don't know everything, and "they" aren't the ones who run your life.

Someone 18 to 25 years old can carry less weight and still look good.
After a certain age, 40 or 45 plus, people look better at the upper range if they are active.

That's why there is a "range".
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Bohne
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 05:13 am
Chai Tea wrote:
...but I don't think it takes guts.


Well, I do.
After all there is the risk that they lose sponsors/buyers/money!
I bet the first person who made the suggestion wasn't greeted with hurrays!
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:26 am
Bohne wrote:
Chai Tea wrote:
...but I don't think it takes guts.


Well, I do.
After all there is the risk that they lose sponsors/buyers/money!
I bet the first person who made the suggestion wasn't greeted with hurrays!


Yeah, it might be a rocky road at first, but in the long run there will be much more of the public buying their products.

I'm watching GMA right now....and here's a picture of Robin Roberts. I just love her.
And look how attractive without being scrawny!

I think her figure is absolutely perfect!
However, if she was just the woman on the street, and gained let's say 10 pounds...she'd still be in a healthy range and still be very attractive.


http://bryan-brown.com/emmy05hof/portraits/images/2059_0328.jpg
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Bohne
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:51 am
I totally agree with you!
I believe in 'normal' bodies...

I even think the woman in the swimsuit is very pretty.

Laughing
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 08:46 am
Setanta wrote:
Pictures, Boss . . . we need pictures for threads like this . . .


Frontpage of today's (London) Evening Standard (1st edition):

http://i9.tinypic.com/2dkh6bl.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:12 am
Bohne wrote:
I totally agree with you!
I believe in 'normal' bodies...

I even think the woman in the swimsuit is very pretty.

Laughing


I agree, i thought Habibi's remark that she needed to lose 20 lbs. was unnecessary and unkind.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:42 am
Setanta wrote:
I agree, i thought Habibi's remark that she needed to lose 20 lbs. was unnecessary and unkind.

You are confusing me with someone else. I didnt say that.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:47 am
My apologies, Habibi, it was Chai Tea who made that uncharitable remark.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 10:28 am
I'm trying to remember where there was a picture of a really horrifically thin woman -- a walking skeleton -- who was a runway model. (The picture was taken on a runway, mid-model.) I think Gus posted it. Does anyone remember?

I totally agree that such extreme and unhealthy thinness should have nothing to do with any concept of aspirational beauty.
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 05:56 pm
nimh wrote:
Setanta wrote:
I agree, i thought Habibi's remark that she needed to lose 20 lbs. was unnecessary and unkind.

You are confusing me with someone else. I didnt say that.


Oh, you may not have SAID it, but we all know you were thinking it. It was written all over your avatar's faces.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:03 pm
I'd like to see models in the "healthy weight" range, Setanta. If all the world is looking to these beauties as their body-weight idols, it makes sense to me for those idealized figures to be at a healthy weight.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:08 pm
Well, yeah, all that, but -- minimal pregnancy risk!
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:20 pm
patiodog wrote:
Well, yeah, all that, but -- minimal pregnancy risk!


this is true...but don't you want some cushin' for the pushin'?



You know, all those models in magazines always look so pissed off.

That's because they're hungry and irritable.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 06:24 pm
cyphercat wrote:
nimh wrote:
Setanta wrote:
I agree, i thought Habibi's remark that she needed to lose 20 lbs. was unnecessary and unkind.

You are confusing me with someone else. I didnt say that.

Oh, you may not have SAID it, but we all know you were thinking it. It was written all over your avatar's faces.

hehhehheh Razz

ok, i gotta admit - that woman that Chai said that about, in the picture - I myself, to be honest, wouldnt be attracted to her. She might be the nicest person, but I just wouldnt.. yeah. <shrugs>

Not that I find the starved model whose picture you posted earlier attractive, either.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 07:15 pm
Re: Madrid banned super-thin models; Milan might be next
nimh wrote:
Doesnt sound like a bad idea to me..




Going back to your original post...If according to this Ricardo Gay, 80% of models would be too thin for the catwalk, I think it will be absolutely AMAZING how quickly the girls will put on those extra pounds.



Here's a picture of Christian Dior and his models some time in the 1950's.
All at a fine weight, on the slender side.

http://www.honors.umd.edu/HONR269J/projects/petzko/gallery/diorandmodels.jpg


You know, all this obssession with low weight seems to have started in the 60's, with Twiggy. Truthfully, no one I knew of found her attractive at all....we would make jokes about how skinny she was....Looking back, this was a, what, 15 or 16 year old girl?

http://www.obsessional.co.uk/swingin%20twiggy.jpg


This is what Twiggy Lawson looks like today....
http://image.com.com/tv/images/processed/photo_viewer/0f/7f/30951.jpg

This comment is oversimplified, but it's not that far fetched....

Did we become so obsessed with weighing the least amount possible without fainting because of a 16 year old girl, who probably had barely started menstruating?

hmmmmm.....

Who's decision was it to promote this back then? A few people who thought women should look like boys?

freaky.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 08:00 pm
And how do David Bowie and Iggy Pop fit in?
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 08:20 pm
I dunno, Dior's models all oook a little underfed to me.
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 08:45 pm
Actually nimh, I didn't find that heavier woman too attractive either, but I think it was that utterly godawful bathing suit she was wearing. No one in the world could be attractive in that damn thing. It reminded me of one of those "wholesomewear" bathing suits, have any of you guys seen those?

These things:
http://www.wholesomewear.com/graphics/page4_07.jpg

Yeesh. They should just call them "hideouswear" and be done with it.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 08:59 pm
littlek wrote:
I dunno, Dior's models all oook a little underfed to me.



You know, when I looked at those pictures again, there is a little too much collarbone sticking out for my taste.

However, they're better than the Kate Mosses.



cyphercat....YES!!! I've been on a website for bathing for religious mormon women....oh god.

However, I also looked at a suit for appropriate attire for muslim women to wear when playing tennis...going to the beach...most were actually attractive, of course keeping in mind their arms and legs had to be covered.

I guess they have had more years of practice :wink:
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:07 pm
Chai, I think if you saw some of them in an itsy-bitsy bikini, you'd see some kate mossishness.
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