Opinion

Mrs. Beckham, where have you been?

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Photo by Victoria Beckham via Instagram
Photo by Victoria Beckham via Instagram

 

Singer-gone-fashion designer Victoria Beckham must have missed – intentionally or not – that society doesn’t want super skinny models anymore. Or am I the only one sick of seeing ribs and bones instead of womanly breasts and buttocks?  I am tired of sad, energy-less shades of what once should have become a woman. Mind you, what is scary is not skinny people — there are people who are just born this way, and that’s their bodies being what they are supposed to! What’s terrifying is how some girls starve themselves in order to be part of a runway show. Speak of priorities, right?

Basically, everyone is raging about Victoria Beckham using extremely thin and young models when presenting her spring/ summer ‘16 line on the NYFW last Sunday – and they’re right. In 2010, we were happy to hear that Mrs. Beckham only wanted to use realistic and healthy models from then on. Apparently, she happened to forget about her promise being, at the same time, pretty unaware of the influence she has as a role model.  “We know that some young women suffering from eating disorders take these types of photos and put them inside their wardrobe doors, using them as a goal to work towards,” said Lorna Garner, chief operating officer of the eating disorder charity B-eat. Is that what you want to achieve Mrs. Beckham? Because if yes, you’re already halfway there!

In contrast to the “skeleton show”, another brand’s appearance attracted our attention: Addition Elle, a Canadian clothes brand, stood out with models of varying sizes and shapes. Seeing real women is balm for every female’s soul. For my lifetime I will not stop hoping that normal size women become an example!

Therefore: say yes to food, say yes to joy and say yes to life.

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