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Fashion Mag Says No Skinnies Allowed

By Kim Anne Aug 29, 2012 9:14PM

There’s been a trend lately towards women with curves and away from skinny Minnie models that look unhealthy—and this trend is
continuing to take the fashion and media world by storm.

According to the Daily Mail, UK fashion magazine Slink is helping to promote healthy body images with a bimonthly publication devoted to curvy ladies. The fashion and beauty magazine, geared towards fuller-figured women, is led by editor Rivkie Baum, who was a size 22 as a teenager.

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“Rivkie has banned ‘straight’ models (the industry term for girls size 10 and below) from her magazine,” says the Daily Mail. Instead of using runway images like most magazines, Baum uses a fashion illustrator to  “‘supersize’ the catwalk looks, showing exactly how they would appear on a fuller figure.” The magazine takes it a step further by banning diet and plastic surgery ads from its pages as well.

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Tell us: Do you think this will help encourage healthy body image?

Photo: Courtesy Slink Magazine

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Aug 31, 2012 2:17AM
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"it'll just encourage obese women to fool themselves into thinking they're healthy and beautiful. So many women have body image issues that they can no longer tell the difference between a healthy weight and obesity. They've lost their grip on reality"  --My husband, family and friends think I am beautiful, I don't need a know it all named Liza to think I am.  Sorry, still not going to disappear.  You people are really something else!!!
Aug 31, 2012 2:02AM
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This is not about fat women being coddled or putting down slender women.  Fuller figure women are not going to go away regardless if they are healthy or unhealthy and its nobody business but their own.  Some folks like the "all american beauty" wish they would all disappear, but its not going to happen.   We all have a right to be seen and heard.
Aug 30, 2012 10:46PM
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Ok women, so what we're looking for, roughly is 2.132 pounds per inch, maximum ok?
Not that we want to get really exact or anything.

So 5 ft, Max weight = 127.9 lbs
5ft 3", Max weight =    134.3
5 ft 6", Max weight = 140.73
5 ft 8", Max weight = 145 lbs
If you're a big ole 6 footer, Max weight = 155 or so.

So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done.

Aug 30, 2012 10:13PM
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ok.  one more post.  Wake up women, what advertising tells you is not what is real.  Guys don''t think skinny is attractive on average.  Healthy and happy is what matters.  THAT'S attractive. 
Aug 30, 2012 10:12PM
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its all about feel, if you feel sexy than that comes thorugh and is seen regardles of size.

Aug 30, 2012 10:09PM
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I am glad that the age of boney, sickly models is coming to an end.  Not attractive at all.  Normal sized models makes sense.

Aug 30, 2012 10:04PM
Aug 30, 2012 9:56PM
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I really hope i dont offend anyone because by any means that is not what I want to do. I think that it is great to promote a healthy body image to women and men of all ages. When they say "healthy" I do hope they really mean healthy. As a nurse, I see people of all shapes and sizes. The least healthy people I see are the overweight and underweight. So I really hope they are not trying to promote overweight women either because that causes diabetes, HTN, and etc. But I truly agree with promoting healthy for all generations!
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