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Bad advertising, and a fun youtube. :) [Dec. 27th, 2007|11:38 am]
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Seriously? Those are the models for the plus size department? Are you kidding?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCHiYsRM1C0

And Kate Winslet and James Gandolfini in Romance and Cigarettes. Now I haven't seen it, but I want to after this. Cracks me up. ;) It includes Kate Winslet's bouncing breasts, and her smacking her own butt.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2007-12-27 05:43 pm (UTC)
theyre actually close to nine feet tall, its just perspective. look at the size of the door behind them for god sake
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 05:51 pm (UTC)
lol, well, in that case. ;)
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[User Picture]From: justray
2007-12-27 05:50 pm (UTC)
I've long been sick of the "perfect woman" image. And I'm a guy. Women come in all shapes and sizes and it's awesome. I really pity guys that only like to look at one type of woman.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 05:53 pm (UTC)
Agreed entirely. I just can't believe that they have these size 6 girls advertising for plus size.
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[User Picture]From: m_buggie
2007-12-27 06:01 pm (UTC)
If that's "plus size" then I'll eat my hat.
Bullshit, I tell you. The girl on the left can't be more than a size 6 and that's just plain stupid.
God, it just makes me sick how girls are taught from a young age to hate their bodies if they aren't perfect tiny little dolls for men to play with.
*insert long angry rant here*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 06:03 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY! SIzes 6 and 8 respectively, right? No way either are any bigger then that. I mean my Lord, no wonder so many young girls have body image issues.
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2007-12-27 06:14 pm (UTC)
I think it's just the girl in the fuschia-striped sweater who's advertised as the plus-size model...but even so, she's what? A size ten? Since when is that plus-sized?

I find it very odd that this comes Old Navy. I'm short 5'2", but I ahve a very long torso and a fair amount of gratuitous tuchus in the back - oh, and hips. It never ceases to amaze me how many clothing stores stock jeans from companies that either never knew or fanatically deny that women. have. hips!!!

It's absurdly hard to find pants that fit me, and you know what? Old Navy is the only place that carries any. I was having to buy size 11 and 13 at other stores, just to get something that would fit in the hips and backside area - and they were, of course, miles too long. But at Old Navy I'm a size 8 and everything pair of pants I've ever bought from them fits like it was made for me. So I really don't understand this plus size thing...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 06:18 pm (UTC)
Part of your issue is that it sounds like you're shopping the junior sizes, and now that you have hips, you may need to move onto clothes that Gap and Old Navy and places like that carry, and I think that's true, that when it comes from jr's to womens sizes there's usually a 3-5 difference. It's crazy!

I agree though, Old Navy always fits my child bearin' hips no problem, so i would have thought that they'd be a little less likely to advertise in this way.

And you're probably right that they're showing the "skinny" girl next to what they consider the "fat" girl for the ad.
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[User Picture]From: vdkapenguin
2007-12-27 07:49 pm (UTC)
it looks like the one on the left is just one of their usual models wearing a sweater that doesn't fit her.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, Kate should have been in Sopranos.

And I dont know. I think she's like a size 8.. she's just short.
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2007-12-27 08:52 pm (UTC)
I like bouncing breasts! We should see them far more often than we do!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 09:02 pm (UTC)
Heh. ;) Well, certain parties see mine fairly frequently, but alas, I am not on youtube.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-12-27 09:37 pm (UTC)
It looks to me as if the girl on our left might be considered extra tall ('plus' in the height department), and the girl on the right sure looks overweight enough to me to qualify for 'plus'.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-27 09:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think she's overweight at all. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2007-12-27 09:44 pm (UTC)

*sigh*

I have a friend who is a true pluss sized model, and she's gorgeous... you should see how many guys fall all over them selves around her. I think the magazines don't truly reflect what guys find attractive in a woman...
mostly I hear how they don't want a girl they can pick their teeth with, but a woman with a full bust and bottom...
as much as I bitch about my holiday weight...
(which is directly related to my work in modeling... how apropriate to your post huh?)
My man has never been so grabby as when I gained it.
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2007-12-27 09:50 pm (UTC)

Re: *sigh*

Pic of my friend... isn't she beautiful?
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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2007-12-27 10:22 pm (UTC)
if you're above a size 2, you're considered plus size in the modeling world.

my coworkers' daughter was a model when she was a size 2 - she started taking antidepressants and gained some weight and is now a size 6 and a "plus sized" model.

it makes me ill. i'm a plus sized girl (16/18/20) and i always thought anything over 12 was plus. so i must be mega, super plus.
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2007-12-27 11:11 pm (UTC)

I can haz real body? Sweet...Kthxbai...

Thank god I don't model for the general clothing market... Let's hear it for pin up modeling, so long as you look good in lingerie you're golden.
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2007-12-27 11:02 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's very possible that at least the girl on the right is a size 16. The one one the left looks like a 14. I'm 5'11" and wear a size 12/14 and look a lot like the girl on the left. People never believe me when I tell them that I wear a size 12/14- why do I? Because I'm so tall. I mean, tall people means bigger bodies- not necessarily fatter bodies.

But yeah. I've had people tell me I could be a "plus-size" model and I'm like ... my doctor tells me I'm fine at my current weight- perfectly where I need to be. I don't get it. How can I be "plus-size" if I'm not overweight at all? But yeah, they're probably tall and that's why they wear "plus-sizes".
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[User Picture]From: sczrhands
2007-12-29 01:56 am (UTC)
Plus size doesn't mean over-weight. It means average human. The term 'plus size model' is very misleading. They should call them, 'Models of the non-stick figure variety'! A regular model is a size 2 or 4. The average American woman is a size 14. Which in the modeling industry is considered plus size. Of course the main problem is that very few people can maintain a size 2 figure and be healthy. Not only do young girls see these images as the ideal, but many women with young children go on diets. This teaches there children that they need to be overly weight conscious.
Also the modeling industry teaches young girls that size 2 is sexy. Most guys prefer normal sized women.
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From: truelovechild
2007-12-28 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness I have such a crush on Kate Winslet. No lie. I love her. On my Christmas list, actually, was "Anything ever done by Kate Winslet, ever." And I got Hideous Kinky.

She is such an amazing actress. She can pull of class (Titanic, Sense and Sensibility), sluttyness (aforementioned video clip), adventurous impoverished mother (Hideous Kinky), crazy fun kind of girl (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), desperate and lonely (The Holiday). I love her.

She's another one of those women that Hollywood judges as being plus-sized, when I see her as simply beautiful.
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From: truelovechild
2007-12-28 08:16 am (UTC)
P.S. I love her as a red-head.

(No kidding, I had her as my background for a while. I'm never a half-assed fan).
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-12-28 05:39 pm (UTC)
I worked at Fashion Bug for a little over a month, and size 10/12 was in the plus section. Which is ridiculous.

If i was lookin' for a woman, i wouldn't be lookin' for a boy with a 'gina. Curves are what make a woman attractive.
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From: sonoran_scrawl
2007-12-29 08:29 am (UTC)
hehe i will show them plus size, grrr
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-30 12:55 am (UTC)
;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:35 pm (UTC)
That's terrible. :( The fashion industry is really upsetting.

I can't even imagine 120 pounds being considered plus size! You must be so tiny!
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