I recently came across the June 2011 of Italian Vogue titled "Real Beauties". OH MY GOD! I love it so very much. The women on the cover are REAL women. Yes, they are models, but their bodies are REAL. Not to mention beautiful. I find these women to be extraordinary. The images may be a tiny bit racy, since they are either wearing lingerie or...nothing, but I would much rather see one of these women than say...Lady Gaga.
Being a curvy girl, seeing anorexic-bodied models in magazines really upsets me. Those women should not be plastered all over magazine spreads. They really just make everyone feel bad. The average sized American woman wears a size 14, not a size 2 like the models in these magazines. That's why I love seeing these "Plus Size" models gracing the covers of magazines. Especially Vogue! Vogue IS style, and these women are the face of it.
I do have two complaints, however. I don't understand why this issue was a "special" issue, and I don't understand why this was the Italian Vogue. Average size women (I won't call them plus size, because obviously they are normal sized) should be on the covers of magazines all the time, not just on special occasions. I also think that if Italian Vogue can realize that these are real women and will put them on their cover, why can't the American version? Better yet, why can't every magazine put them on their covers?
What are your opinions on this cover? Did you like it? Did you hate it? I'd love to know what you thought of it.
To read more about this issue, visit http://www.nola.com/fashion/index.ssf/2011/06/italian_vogue_embraces_curves.html
Have a wonderful night! P.S. Happy 4th!