Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Curves Ahead

The other day I got stuck in a queue next to a newsstand featuring J-Hawk's cover for Marie Claire, and at the risk of jumping on the bandwagon, here's my two bobs worth - this cover and the concept behind it offends me. Who are they try to kid? How can this image of a super model/super-stunning-freak-of-nature baring all possibly be a 'celebration of the female body in all its beauty and magnificance'? If this is as real as we can get, then we've got a long way to go.

Images: V Magazine

If Marie Claire wants a lesson in how to genuinely embrace real women looking...well, real...they should take a leaf out of V Magazine. Their recent Curves Ahead editorial is the bomb(shell)!


  1. Thank you for posting this. They are all so incredibly gorgeous!

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


    They're all gorgeous.

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

  3. I agree totally with what you've said. it really incenses me that Marie Claire (who I've long admired) thought it was a good idea.


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