I am so impressed by this! First off, they all look beautiful. Second off, I am feeling pretty curvy these days and have been a little self-conscious about my new weight (20lbs heavier than I was when I got married 3 years ago!), but seeing these pictures, I feel much better about who I am. They aren't super heavy, no, but they're definitely huge compared to the rest of the industry's models. It's nice to see real looking bodies.
Sometimes I honestly think it's so ridiculous how we have this standard of beauty that is quite frankly, not only pretty unattainable, but also a little unnatural. I look around everyday and I see "real" women: women w/ unkempt hair, women with extra weight, women wearing clothes from Wal-Mart, women with an asymmetrical nose, small boobs, and big behinds. And yet I still think a woman is "supposed" to be thin, big-boobed, perfectly coifed and so forth. It's so odd how t.v., magazines and the internet keep telling me that I'm "supposed" to be something else. Why can't I just be happy who I am?
Once I heard something about how beauty standards were created so companies could sell products to people that would help them attain that beauty. Not sure if it's true but I'm not doubting that our social structure is also somewhat inspired by businesses trying to make money. Notice though, that one or two beauty products are never enough- we are constantly guzzling them down, buying them in bulk, trying out this foundation and that, this blush and that, waiting and hoping for the "perfect" item- and yet there's never one. We keep wanting more.
What do you think? Am I on to something or completely out in left field? What do you think of the Marie Claire spread?