Velvet Down Under

I love Velvet so much. I wish I could take classes at her school of incrediblity. She’s got a new interview in the Australian news because some designer
has decided to expand her line to include plus sizes, but doesn’t want to talk about it. Aside from that article (which only has quotes from her business partner), the designer has apparently been refusing interviews in fear of being associated too deeply with her new customers. Thank God Velvet’s not afraid to be recognized.

A lot of the designers, or at least the magazines, are certainly dependent on advertisers. And advertisers don’t want to take any risks. It’s clear that people know that fat is unhealthy. However they don’t seem to get that what’s humorous about that whole argument is just the fact that every day we are inundated with images of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie etc…. And so while I’m banned virtually from being in any womens magazines or in any media because they say, ‘Well, you know, you weigh so much weight, it would be like sort of like promoting obesity’. The notion that every single thin person is healthy is utterly ludicrous. I think that that stops the mainstream designers form being inclusive of bigger sizes because then it’s going to be purported that they’re celebrating what is perceived as being unhealthy.

Check it out… and rent Avida while you’re at it…

6 Responses to “Velvet Down Under”

  1. 1 Marshmallow June 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I heart Velvet and that interview was awesome!

    [though as always, save your sanity watchers points and steer clear of the comments. yeeeeeeesh.]

  2. 2 kateharding June 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    FWIW, when I first looked at that photo, I thought it was you and wondered where the hell it was from. So you’re on your way to being Velvet in that respect, anyway.

  3. 3 Becky June 19, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Wow! It’s so amazing to see a beautiful, confident 300 pound woman putting herself out there like that. And it’s really a great interview. Thanks for linking us to that!

    This is a long quote, but I think it’s a really good point:

    People are constantly dissing the runway because they’re going on and on about the skinny model debate. But they don’t really tend to look at mainstream media. And I think it’s much more accessible when a girl goes to the orthodontist and has a table full of womens’ magazines in front of her. And she’s thumbing through those. I think it’s far more likely that that’s an influence versus haute couture runways. Because there’s not loads of 13 year olds obsessed with haute couture, let’s face it.

    Also, this is depressing:

    If you could put a 300lb woman in a swimsuit that was meant for a 300lb woman, and people bought it, then clearly they would do that. But the fact of the matter is, if they put a 120lb woman with breast pads and butt pads in and she’s wearing the same swimsuit that’s being sold to a 300lb woman and they get more sales from it, then that’s what’s going to happen.

  4. 4 Julia June 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I did the same as Kate – you do look a bit like her, Joy! 🙂

  5. 5 Miss Plus America Elite June 20, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I love Velvet…I have got to know this woman on a personal level, and I have never met someone that is so pro-living and loving life than anyone. She is the best! She is all about living in the moment and loving it!

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