A Sad, Telling Quote

“I’ve never met a woman who loves her own body. Ever.”
~L’Wren Scott, via InStyle

Her clientele and fans included SJP, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, and Renée Zellweger – a list that encompasses women sporting big, medium, and small boobs, women with curves and sans curves, tall and short women, ivory- and carmel-skinned women, and women with hair colors and styles of all varieties. Scott knew and worked with “elite” bodies of all conformations, and none of them were happy with how they looked. read more

Feline interlude: NAMED

I’m off to Chicago for the weekend. Agenda items include:

+ Drag the ‘rents to see Mike Doughty at Taste of Randolph Street
+ Partake of the Custer Street Fair, which I haven’t attended in AGES, but which was the event of the summer when I was wee
+ Eat myself into a coma, preferably at Edwardo’s
+ Visit Leigh Ann (my beloved shoe pimp) at the Bucktown Fluevog store
+ Finally see Indiana Jones, which I assume will suck, but is the only movie all 4 of us are willing to see. Perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised! read more

Through Thick and Thin

Let’s assume for a moment that you are not Kate Moss. Let’s assume, too, that you have at least one physical feature that you’d like to downplay or even disguise. Finally, let’s assume that this feature is below your neck, and above your knees. Assuming all of these crazy things, it is likely that you have resorted to large, bulky, sack-like clothes in an attempt to mask your perceived “flaw.” I’m here to tell you that there is a better way.

I used to love the big sweater and the over-sized shirt. Eventually, Husband Mike dubbed these my “hide inside” clothes. And that’s what I was doing – hiding inside my clothes. I didn’t want anyone to see my lumps and bumps, and felt this was my only effective means of disguising them. But by putting myself in huge, formless clothes, I actually made myself appear even bigger. Sure, no one saw my love handles, but they couldn’t see my waist or bust or hips either. I looked like a very large, round blob atop a pair of tree trunks. (Photo courtesy jjill.com) read more