Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Let them eat cake!
Why do these women or girls become what so many chase after, for the majority of us it’s unachievable fullstop, for many it is only achievable through very unhealthy means.
Is it a wonder that so many celebrities have fertility issues?
So many celebrities are racked with insecurities and ‘hidden’ drug addictions. The down fall of people like Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton highlight this plight and also the mockery that is made of the justice system.
If you or I had gone to jail and then been found with cocaine I am pretty sure a lot more would’ve happened to us than being refused entry to Japan.
If we had been released from jail and then failed a drug test so quickly we would not have been seen out shopping the next day.
But I digress. When did we decide to make the unhealthy something to be heralded and when did it become a popular tv programme that fashion has used as inspiration to decide that ‘big’ women are now ok. Why is it not just the fact that skin and bone in clothing is not ideal, is not healthy and is not the accepted norm? Why can we not herald the natural woman just because it makes sense?
The world of fashion confuses me. It irritates the crap out of me yet still I am interested in nice clothes and looking good. But I don’t starve myself for it. I don’t beat myself up for not being able to fit into the jeans of a child as an adult as pretty much that is what size zero and below is. I have never done a ‘fashion blog’ for this very reason, I find it hard to support an industry that is full of so many issues and so many troubled people, so many ridiculous ideals and the money…..when people are starving in this world it’s sick that someone can spend tens of thousands on one dress. It’s not a case of hating it because I can’t afford it. I really think there is something very wrong with encouraging women to make themselves ill to apparently look good. Bones jutting out of you is not a good look. Drug addiction is not a good look. We can enjoy and celebrate all these things without having to buy into the dangerous/nastier/seedier side of it.