The Goldilocks Girls
The fashion industry swallowed a dose of reality and recently decided to embrace overweight models. This is fine with me as I, like most, find the models whose shapes mimic a McDonald’s french fry to be unattractive and unrealistic. It is about time someone in the fashion business pulled his/her head out of the loom and admitted what the rest of us already know: emaciated bodies are unhealthy, and most of us don’t fit into a size 00 anyway.
Here’s what bugs me, though. See, being a chunky monkey isn’t healthy, either. Why must the fashion industry run to extremes? Why can’t the models be height and weight appropriate? The classic runway model is 5-feet 9-inches or taller in her bare feet and weighs 110 pounds or less; according to the height/weight chart at Diet Bites that is nearly 20 pounds underweight. The heftier models run about 20 pounds overweight.
I’d love to see models of any and every height who look like they eat right and follow a regular exercise regimen. The average American woman may not choose broccoli over brownies or exercise in front of the tube while she feeds her NCIS habit, but if she did, then a model’s figure (the models who populate my rose-colored world, anyway) would be attainable for all of us with hard work and some willpower at the pantry door. If nothing else, our teenage girls might be inspired to look healthy rather than hefty or half-weight.
I even dubbed my models with a catchy name. They would be the Goldilocks Girls, not too fluffy and not too flat, but juuuust right.
Funny thing, but the New York and Paris fashion gurus have yet to solicit my opinion. I think they’re just miffed because I compared their super models to shoestring french fries. But you know what they say…if the shoestring fits…
Til next time –