|I will never forget reading what Kate Moss was quoted as saying some time ago: |
“nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.
I believe there has been a shift towards the fashion industry beginning to understand the responsibility they have to protect women, and very young girls in particular. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) formed a Health Initiative in 2007 to address what has become a global fashion issue - the concern about the effect models have on young girl's/women’s health-related behaviours, and consequently the campaigners fighting to abolish the cult of stick-thin, size zero models.
New York Fashion is now of global interest and we have the power to influence the world. Let’s stand together as an industry for diversity and health. This is a true measure of beauty. (CFDA)
The CFDA work in partnership with the fashion industry, medical experts, nutritionists (call me call me please please!) and fitness trainers to ensure they remain committed to the notion that ‘health is beauty’. In fact, in response to models reportedly describing how difficult it was to find food that was both nutritious and convenient during Fashion Week, the CFDA joined forces with US health-food brand Organic Avenue who, during Fashion Week, provided ‘healthy’ food & drink, together with support, guidance and nutrition education for the models. It’s a great start for promoting health and wellness in the fashion industry, and it would be my dream job!
WHAT BODY-TYPE DO YOU MOST RELATE TO, OR ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED BY?
My body-type classification - you may disagree, I'm expecting controversy!
Curvy (Kim Kardashian); Larger (Adele); Catwalk (supermodels);
In-between (Rhianna); Athletic (Jessica Ennis); Enhanced (Katie Price)
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.