Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl For Harper's Bazaar And People Have Mixed Feelings About It.

Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl
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Popular plus-sized actress and singer Chrissy Metz was featured in a spread for Harper's Bazaar.
it sparked a debate on social media about health and beauty standards. Some love that a woman of a larger size was featured in a spread instead of seeing the same size women all the time. But others.. not so much. Some stating that it's glorifying obesity and normalizing an unhealthy lifestyle. Which inevitably leads to the debate on whether or not you can be healthy at any size.

I wanted to get an actual plus sized Pin-up girls point of view on this topic because who would understand how it is to be a plus size pin-up girl better than one?

So I reached out to Jenny Rieu a Plus size Pin-up girl and actress who recently gotten some criticism from a pin-up of a smaller dress size about her weight. And asked her "What's the hardest part of being a plus size pin-up girl?"

Jenny Rieu
Can plus size girls be pin-up girls?
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"Here is the thing there isn't a hardest part about being a plus-size pin-up. Sure a lot of retro brands still hire mostly the same cookie cutter stereotype of what a pin-up should look like. However, there is room for everyone. I never let my size define me or the opportunities I have. I would also add that the fact that I am a plus size pin-up doing retro inspired shoots makes me stand out, especially being a woman of color."

I also asked Tayna, author Plus pin-up model and blogger to get another point of veiw on this topic. Here's what she had to say:
Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl
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"The biggest problem I face is the lack of clothing available. Whilst more companies are increasing their sizes, it can be very difficult to get things to fit.

Original plus size vintage is pretty much non-existent in sizes above a 14-16, so we rely on reproduction, which some avid vintage people turn their noses up at due to a lack of authenticity.

Also, the designs of some of the reproductions are problematic. Making a halter-necked dress for a plus size pin-up means either your bra straps are on show, or you have to resort to corsetry, which I do.

Because someone is plus size, doesn't mean they are tall with it so lengths can be difficult too reaching mid-calf instead of knee-length for example The choices out there are definitely much better now than they have ever been, but it is still disproportionate and simply not good enough."

What Do You Think?
Do you think that women of a larger size should be represented more in the fashion industry? or do you think that it's promoting bad health?
If you ask me, I don't care what size you are. Life is too short to be wasting it on waiting to be a certain size to wear what you want. Be you, Unapologetically.
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