Changing Status Quo

I’ve written posts before about super-skinny models being banned from advertisements in Israel, the ban on model’s under 15 from Vogue, and the Dove Beauty Campaign. But I think this one takes the cake. The big, fat, Costco-sized, cake.

Beauty doesn’t have a size restriction. Little-by-little I think we’re making progress in showing women that beauty starts on the inside.

When I first saw this picture, I thought, “wow, she’s really pretty. And that color looks great on her!” This model, Robyn Lawley, is also 6’2″ (which makes her a whole 14 inches taller than me. wow) and she’s a size 16. And now, Lawley is the first “plus-sized” model for Australia’s publication of Vogue. On the cover. Not only is Vogue branching out from skinny models, but they’ve put a larger-than-typical “plus-sized” model on the cover. (The average “plus size” model is about a women’s size 10. The size that Marilyn Monroe was.)

Vogue Model Robyn Lawley’s Plus-Size Lingerie Campaign. Total Game Changer | Fashion – Yahoo! Shine.

What are your thoughts? Would you like to see more “plus sized” models in fashion?

Marilyn Monroe

I’ve got 10 bucks that says I’m not the only one who grew up thinking that Marilyn Monroe was incredibly beautiful/stunning/attractive/(insert flattering adjective here). In my world, Monroe defines “Bombshell.” She had it all: class, physical beauty, and a heart of gold. So let’s just take a minute and appreciate someone who has defined beauty for generations of men and women.

Notice anything different about Marilyn Monroe? You can’t see her ribs. She has a pooch. She has a butt. She has meat on her bones. But she’s always smiling. And that’s the most beautiful thing in the world. So let’s all dedicate our next workout to being as healthy and happy as possible, not being as skinny as possible.