Friday, October 2, 2009
Whilst trolling through the Sartorialist's pictures as I do daily, I was delighted to actually recognise someone in the photo's, enter Miss Poppy Delevigne. I personally love Poppy's look, and as many know she is a model. So I was pretty horrified by some of the comments that appeared regarding her thighs and hips as being of normal size! This girl is tiny, no wonder so many young women feel under pressure to be thin. "Normal size" is a UK 12 or 14, I am a healthy 8- 10 which is small for my height (5'9) and even I feel a bit uncomfrotable reading these comments cos I know there is no comparison between her hips and thighs and mine! :) She is absolutely beautiful and is perfect but I am so fed up of hearing what is "normal", especially when it comes to women's shapes and sizes. The Sartorialist shoots outfits and style, I don't think he ever expects his 'models' to be criticised! I wonder how Poppy must feel reading those comments, I know how I would! I know when I look at his shots, I never judge the person, or even think about them, I just appreciate their outfit or style. I wonder if this is the norm, or am I less critical and judgemental than most?? I know I am glad I am though, that bitterness would eat you up! I would love to hear opinions on this age old debate.
If you want to see more of Poppy's fabulous style and lifestyle, she is currently featured on Fashionair.com ( which I am becoming addicted too, I love love love it...). I know I will be taking inspiration from this outfit, she has great London style!