The World’s Tiniest Waist Inspires Fashion?Sun, 4 Sep 2011
BEAUTY BLABBER | HEALTH
By Huda Heidi Kattan
I am so happy that for the first time in a long time, women are celebrating their curves again! It seems like models are getting too thin for their own good, and I like that publications like Vogue Italia are making a difference by launching sites like their new curvy site. But let’s be real, thin will always influence fashion and sometimes it is artistic, as in the September cover and it’s unrealistic inspiration.
The inspiration comes from Ethel Granger who has the record for the world’s tiniest waist of 13 inches. While I think it’s kind of a cool picture, I have to wonder how this might affect young women who might not understand the picture is not realistic–maybe a young girl who wants to model. I’m not sure, but I can imagine myself as a young girl thinking this is what fashion magazines look for in a model, especially one that should be on a cover. Maybe it’s just fun and just artsy, but as always, there is a social responsibility, so I’m just curious as to what everyone’s thoughts are about this cover.