Hello my lovelies! It’s sooo good to be back! I have to thank everyone for all the emails and messages I received while on vacation. It was such a good feeling, like people really care about what I write. It makes me want to write more and get closer to you lovely ladies:)
Shorter post today but one that made me want to get the word out.
In Scotland’s College of Arts in Edinburgh the mannequins are size 18. The students at Scotland’s most prestigious school of fashion have decided to make the mannequins they use for modeling their clothing more realistic. For the first time, aspiring designers are using size 18 as a point of reference for their creativity. Size 18 is the most common size for women in Scotland.
The project is part of a huge campaign to orientate the world of the catwalks towards a healthier and more realistic conception of the body. The promoter of this initiative is the All Walks Center for Diversity which has already won backing of some of the most important names in global fashion, including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood.
The aim of the campaign is to try to undermine the fashion pressure of smaller sizes, along with the eating disorders and problems that come with this trend. Also, to emphasize the sizes that best represent the curves of normal sized women.
For more information: http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-curvy/curvy-news/2011/06/manichini-curvy