En Curvy

Is curvy the new fat?

Before writing this post I am trying to put behind all my “fat chick” trauma and try to be objective when approaching this subject, as setting a standard of what does fat, skinny, model type skinny, normal, etc mean is so complicated to explain now a days. 
The classic cliché size 4 is the new 2 , 2 is the new zero … is it true?
In my personal opinion and as being closer to the fashion scene (specially in Milan) all those news that models are thicker and healthier on the runway  is A BIG FAT LIE. During fashion week, I am so close to wake up earlier on castings and runway days and bring this kids a sandwich. The sad part is, I’ve heard stylists say “No, we can take her, she is too fat” … Are they for real?
I even remember once a  dear male model friend told me John Varvatos said to him he was not good for the show as he was fat! ( and my friend is mind blowing good looking and so NOT FAT at all!) 
Not to wonder why vogue.it has a section for “Curvy” girls … Can someone please on the name of God tell me what does curvy mean? I see the “curvy” models and they are just regular mortals with a pretty face, whose thighs are not the same size as their arms (as runway models usually do). Why make a distinction for curvy? Isn’t being curvy part of a woman’s nature? Don´t men prefer to have sex with a “curvy” girl? And by curvy I mean a regular, normal girl. Isn’t it a bit cruel to have a section on a fashion magazine for “curvy” women, and isn’t it even worst the models featured in that section are not even curvy? What makes a girl curvy? That she is not 15 kilograms under her normal weight? 
I get the whole point about that designers want the clothes show more than the model, but in that case darlings USE MANNEQUINS!
No to wonder why do we have our concept of skinny, fat, curvy, healthy, etc distorted. Thats why girls get so obsessed with being skinny (me in the top of that list) , as a matter of fact is coming to my mind this super skinny girl I met in Rome who will not eat a carb EVER and the few times I’ve seen her she will say something about how she never eats carbs or how fat she is getting, when she is a skeleton walking, but no wonder why she thinks and acts that way if fashion sells us the idea that pretty equals skinny. 
Why do all top models are so hot? Cause they have curvy bodies! Why do men are crazy for a Kim Kardashian/Beyonce body type of girl? Simple, cause they have a woman’s body. Back in the day when the supermodel boom started, they were not as the models we see on the runway today, not at all. 
Below a picture of vogue.it where they show according to them a “curvy” model, for them this girl is a plus size girl. 
Now an example of what a regular size girl looks like: 

This fashion week in Milan Elena Miró models were called “plus size models” meaning by the media fat of course, below a picture of her last show: 

Elena Mirò, Milan a/i 11-12

 Does this girl looks fat to you? Doesn’t she look like a normal, pretty and healthy girl? Now let’s have a look of what a not “plus size model looks: 

Albino spring 2011
Photo Source: Vogue.it 
So dear friends all around the world lets not worry if we are not size 0 , the beauty standards fashion imposes are not real, in order for us to aspire achieving them. 
Leave a comment please, I am very interested in your opinion about this post. 
And go eat some carbs! hahaha a few a day wont kill you.
Daya Ruiz @lamodaya 

1 Response
  • Anónimo
    abril 26, 2011

    Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.