Thursday, October 29, 2009
I have been reflecting a lot on body image recently. I don't know if Saturn is to blame, but I have been feeling really self-conscious, especially about my belly. Constant exposure to the fashion industry doesn't help and I set out to find images and blogs that would help me see myself as healthy and beautiful.
I had heard about this Lizzie Miller photograph in Glamour that caused an uproar and a call for more images that mirrored our realities (The November issue of Glamour responded with the photo below). Searching for these images led to an obsessive few weeks of scoping out all the fatshion blogs I could find.
I particularly loved the following blogs and have added them to my reader to keep myself inundated with beautiful pictures of real women's bodies. I hope you do, too!
Every Body is Beautiful - gorgeous fashion photos
Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too - full of sass and humour and real life
Young Fat and Fabulous - up on the latest fatshion news
Musings of a Fatshionista - intelligent reflections on fatshion news and outfit pics
Other incidents such as the Glamour shot indicate a changing of the tides: Mark Fast's decision to use plus-size models in his London Fashion Week show, fatshion icon Beth Ditto's line for plus-size clothing line Evans, the relaunch of SKORCH mag, and the outrage expressed over the photoshopped n' fired Ralph Lauren model debacle.
I have added a fatshion tag to the blog to keep track of designers, styling and news.