We all know that Beth Ditto is the new must-have accessory, but now I’m seeing evidence that Fat is the new fake trend in the new fake zeitgeist.
This model, Crystal Renn, is featured in Australian Harper’s Bazaar in a layout that “proves big is beautiful.”
Okay, good. She is indeed a beautiful woman, but this photo seems a little cruel. She looks vulnerable and somehow deformed. I don’t know. The same might be said of anorexics, but still. I’m not buying it.
Now we have American Apparel contributing to “Colossal Clothing” instead of just making their own shit in xxx-large.
Is this part of the New Economy? Will we all be eating junk food to stay alive and/or anesthetize our fear?
Now don’t get all mad at me about this; I’m just observing a trend. It’s not me being all size-ist. I’m as fat as the next person, at least in my mind, where it counts most. Here is a picture of a thrift shop dress I got a few months ago, size 4, and yet a Vision of Waistlessness. I am not yet worthy of hanging out with Kate Moss, but no little wisp of a fashion blogger, either.
Just be glad I didn’t take six different poses of this dress. And don’t tell me how I’m rocking it.
All other arguments are welcome!