Saturday, January 9, 2010

Curves Ahead.

V Magazine is doing something kind of surprising. They are coming out with a "size issue" which features many gorgeous plus-size models. And by "plus size," I am not talking about size 6 or 8. We're talking curves for days. baby. I like that V Magazine chose to use the term "plus size" rather than "normal." Let's face it, "normal" girls are a size 0, 8 or 15. By industry standards, a "plus size" girl is anything larger than a size 2. V Magazine could have easily used standard size 6 models for this spread but they chose very voluptuous girls, I believe, to make a point. I feel that the middle ground-size 6 would have been overlooked. Kudos to V Magazine for finally doing something a little different!

PS: These models are gorgeous, right?


Philbee - said...

The V girls are sooooo HOT!
And while I concede there might be an element of "big girl token-ism", it's a start! Roll on the day when "plus size" will be called "normal" because - when you read all the statistics - that's exactly what it IS!

PhilBee, NZ

Mar said...

They are beautiful! I hope this is a trend that other magazines decide to follow. Women should be celebrated for looking like, well, what else but women?

Anonymous said...

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.