Hello my lovlies! I hate to start a bloggy with a link but THIS is importanteyyyyy!!! It was brought to my attention yesterday, via Twitter that “Plus Size” (usually sizes 14W – 24W) now equals size 6 and above. Yes, you heard right 6! Are you kidding me!! When I read that tweet so many things went through my mind. How many years I shopped in the plus sized section. How many nights I DREAMED of being a normal average size 12. How happy I was to get in a regular misses size 14 when I was on the show. But most of all, I thought about the day I was with Irene and Olivia at Nordstrom. We were shopping for our reveal dresses and I slipped into a size 6 pair of jeans. Irene and I danced half naked in the dressing room as we both zipped into our size 6’s laughing, screaming and crying out loud and when I say loud I mean “bees and dogs loud”! Our hard work was showing off in the dressing room 3-way mirror!
The poor sales woman thought someone was being robbed, THAT’S how loud we were! It was the first time on the show (now take in mind, there are no full length mirrors on the ranchy) that I actually looked at my body and felt thin, normal and strong. Now, at a size 10 and 12 I would have felt the same way because I am not saying that a size 6 makes you thin or NORMAL (we all know I am completely crazy and 2 shells short of a pistachio)I am just sharing with you the emotions I felt that GLORIOUS day!
That is why I was so shocked and disappointed to read the article above. For those of you on the go, here is a tidbit of what started my hair raising antics…..
“A size 6 is now plus size in the fashion world, and most runway models meet the physical criteria for anorexia, according to a report that offers shocking insight into the disparity between models and the real-life women they are purporting to represent.In the January issue of PLUS Model Magazine, plus size midel Katya Zharkova and a straight size model are seen in the nude in an attempt to “open the minds of the fashion industry,” which is stepping further away from reality, according to PLUS founder and editor-in-chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones. The magazine reveals that some of today’s plus size models are wearing the same size as models Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Cindy Crawford at the height of their fame in the 1990s. Zharkova, 28, wears a size 14.”
I cannot imagine being a young girl (not that I am calling myself a granny even though I prefer to be in bed by 9, after all I believe in BEAUTY SLEEP) or an aspiring model and reading something like this and thinking how do I get to a size 0 so I can be normal. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SOCIETY!!!! No wonder the highest percentage of women with eating disorders are in America. As frustrating and kicking and screamingish as this makes me, I always find that silver lining….
Who made this awful deicision? Was it the President? NO Was it God? NO Was it your parents or my parents? NO In that case, I am refusing to listen or let it even STOP me from celebrating my size! Another thing I will not in any way give gratitude to is the fact that apparently in my current state of a size 4 sometimes 6 that I am plus size or in some way overweight after all the hard work I have awarded myself.
I also find it frightening that the article said that most models meet the physical criteria for anorexia. This is what we are promoting in the fashion world that I thought I loved so dearly???? I cannot wait to hear what you all have to say about this one! Well, I am hear to tell you that I literally laughed out loud at this one! Normally it would have made me VERY upset and I would have went on a mini tirade (no, that’s not what this is)! I can truly say that I didn’t let it bother me at all. WOW, have I changed. I know that I look amazing and I worked and still work hard to stay at this weight that a medical doctor says is normal. Since when do we women let ANYONE tell us what the norm is. Well, you are right, we don’t! So let’s have a parade for all the size 6 gals out there that are feeling a little low and the ones that are above a size 6 that were just made to feel bad about themselves yet again. You are beautiful strong and no matter what size you are the best part aboutYOU is YOU!
OH, and one more thing, if a 6 is so called PLUS SIZE then why do these designers make size 6 clothing if they are not plus sized designers??? Hmmm guess they didn’t think of that in the crazy land that they live in……Ah, model world and the pressure they are put under. It looks like this time someone skipped one to many meals and LOST THEIR MIND!
Until Next Time…..