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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Not a fan

This dress looks much better on Julianne but the way it's cut, I really don't think anyone would look terrific in it. It's great to have a toned backside. I'd love to have the  impetus to work for it. I'm so out of shape now it would take forever, literally. Actually this particular blog is a rant. If you want to check out now, go for it.

I'm ranting against the need of many women to focus on parts of their bodies. I'm speaking about women who are into the celeb thing. I know that Fashion has been pulled several different ways in the last few years. On the one hand, there are the designers showing see-thru dresses, blouses, etc. Without underwear. And when I see that, I think to myself "who would wear that and where?". I don't see much of the totally see-thru on the red carpet. So there is one question I don't have an answer for. I do see dresses cut to there.......
Despite not being a K fan, I do think Kim is pretty. But then the focus goes to the sexual nature of the girl-big butt, boobs hanging out, sex tape. Is this what it takes to become a celeb. And of course she isn't the only one doing this. Many of the girls in the media seem to think they need to use their bodies to get ahead. One fairly new actress is so into posing in a sexual way that you can see her on the red carpet doing it.

And then we have Toddlers dressing like sluts. And we have models(in France) dressing like sluts despite the fact that they are children.

What I think has happened is very simple. We have become a society of consumers(witness Missoni for Target) and in our minds we must have the very latest of the very latest of everything. I find myself watching the ads for a phone which show 2 people sitting and looking at their phones and saying "that's so 46 seconds ago". There is so much stuff to consume and there are so many people who like different things that those selling are doing crazy stuff to grab a piece of the market. I see that there are hundreds of designers in fashion. And in home decor. And in electronics. And probably in all other aspects. Are we going to come to a time when we have enough? I hope so.

When I needed a lift, I used to go to the celeb mags and the fashion mags. Who wore it better? I have begun to see this question as a great way to feel bad about myself. Articles like the Jen/Ang fight, which probably never even happened and if it did was over many years ago, still make the front pages of the magazines and sometimes even the news shows. I read on MSN about a model with a 20 inch waist who I think looks awful. Wonder how long it will take a few girls to die trying to look like her.

Now when I need a lift I try to look for true beauty. The pics of our world I included give me much more to look forward to in my life than the celeb mags. Don't get me wrong, I can be as interested and bitchy as the next person. I am just working on separating myself from the need to think those things are in any way about me. I grew up loving the idea of being an individual. Fashion was interesting but whenever I tried to fit into a group by dressing like them I realized there was much more to the fitting in than how I was dressed. And after I realized that it was OK to be myself, I fell into the comparison trap again. I am simply not good at carving out a persona for myself. Looking at the two top pics gives me a clue as to why. I, personally, like the thinner butt. Some people like the bigger butt. I don't understand. So I run quickly to the other sorts of input and try not to worry about it.


Lorena said...

My dear Judy, THAT is the question:
Are we going to come to a time when we have enough?
Now that you mention the cel phone commercial, i was just reading about coltan this morning - google it COLTAN. You'll be surprised.
We really don't tend to look BEHIND all the stuff sitting in the stores....if we only knew I'd like to think we would begin making changes. Oh wishful thinking.

Birdie said...

I have never been into fashion but I think that outfit is just awful. I prefer the times when women looked glamorous when they dressed up.