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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 30, 2012 8:01PM
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Would be nice to see real women in a magazine for a change..

 

Aug 30, 2012 8:01PM
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Aug 30, 2012 8:00PM
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I do not agree with this. Magazines need to stay away from extremes. Size 00 is not healthy or attractive, but neither is a size 22!!! I'm a size 2 to a size 4, physically fit, a healthy weight, and proud of it! They should focus on healthy, average models.
Aug 30, 2012 7:59PM
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Size is more important than weight.  I was 5'4, 140, and a size 6 because I was all muscle.  I had a 28 or 29 inch waist.  To think I thought I was *so* fat back then!
Aug 30, 2012 7:58PM
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Well,I have to agree with  , I Myself find that i am attracted to the Bigger Girl (as long as her curves are in proportion) as for sloppy big women I know what he means the ones that just eat McD'z an Burger King,However just Because a woman is a little larger doesn't mean she's not taking care of herself an watching what she eats and exercising I know first Hand that in some instances it's a medical thing 
Aug 30, 2012 7:53PM
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Here's the problem folks; although embracing more curvy women is refreshing in advertising, the problem here is that they're accepting curvy women only. Not naturally skinny, chubby, or otherwise. Until we have advertising where every person with a different body type is treated the same, I don't think I'll be happy.
Aug 30, 2012 7:49PM
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  I am a man and I have never dated a women over 140 lbs no matter how tall she was.  I like what I like.  Everyone is entitled to their choice when it comes to the opposite sex.  I just choose healthy skinny women over sloppy big women.
Aug 30, 2012 7:48PM
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Finally common sense hits the Magazine crowd.  Ultra skinny models don't  look good
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