I have been on a little break. In a land far, far away from my beloved MacBook, where snow covered mountains seam glistering lakes, where chocolates and cheese fondues warm hearts and souls after a day out in the cold, and where every breath of fresh air you take clears your head a little more.
I love vacations in Switzerland, especially when spent chez Les In-Laws. Long dinners spent discussing world piece and how to cook Zurich Ragout, cracking up with my mum in-law, fluffy duvets and the view on the lake out of my bed. Plus: a stack of my favourite continental crappy-glossy magazines.
To my great delight, I discovered a call to end the size zero trend in every other magazine. Gala magazine cheeringly welcomed ‘sexy curves’ on Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Bar Refaeli.
Brigitte launched their first issue without models and will use ‘real women’ only from now on.
And even Karl Lagerfeld seemed to have reached out his skinny arms to embrace the idea of beauty in a plumper figure. The German Kaiser shot full-figured burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini for V Magazine’s “Size Issue”. Remember him bitching about Brigitte readers as ‘fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly’? I hope he is eating his words.
Thanks, Victoria, for pointing towards V Magazine. And Happy Belated Birthday!