Friday, October 20, 2006

sub-what?!?

Clothing designer Nicole Miller is launching a size of clothes tentatively called "subzero". Yep, you read that right, subzero. It's designed for those teeny, tiny, waif things. I couldn't believe it when I read the article. Don't we have enough problems with body image and eating disorders in this world (especially this country).

I had a cousin who is a recovered anorexic, and know for a fact this is the LAST thing those girls need to see.

The waiste size on these plants...23 1/2 inches.

Miller stays the clothes are for naturally small women, not those way tall, way tiny, underweight model types. But you know that these clothes are going to be the status symbol of the anorexic.

It just makes me very sad that as a society we have created a sense that if you aren't a mini-sized person you are fat. I had a guy tell me once that at 5'7" 150 was too fat. I was wearing a size 8 at the time. I was devestated by that comment. I had NEVER been told I was fat.

Here is a link to the article if you want to read it. And nobody needs to be a subzero, we are all wonderful just the way we are!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15319430/site/newsweek/from/ET/

2 comments:

Martini said...

We are all beautiful, it's just that we don't believe it because we believe the media. It's sad really. Really, really sad.

sunshine said...

That is disgusting.

I had the same thing happen to me in college... 5'7'', approximately 142 pounds, like you a size 8. My boyfriend at the time made a comment that I was becoming "bovine" like in my appearance. He became my ex boyfriend after that.

It angers me that some men feel it is within their rights to critique our bodies like that. And this Nicole Miller campaign just plays right into that.

I am a proud size 14 now. And if anybody doesn't like it, they can lump it. Would I like to trim off a few pounds? Yes. But only so I can be healthier and exercise harder.