A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

You don’t call a quarterback a “football player”

and a linebacker a “plus sized football player”.

You don’t call a curvy woman “a woman”

and a thin woman “a minus sized woman”.

Despite our penchant to do so, people are not objects

to be placed in categories based on their physical appearance.

So let’s just be real.

And call a model – a model

Regardless of her size.

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47 Comments

  • Reply Monique November 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    well said

  • Reply Monique November 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    well said

  • Reply Couture Carrie November 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Absolutely, darling!
    Agreed!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • Reply thebeautyfile November 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    AMEN!!!!!

  • Reply Lo November 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Preach!

  • Reply Lo November 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Preach!

  • Reply Leia November 21, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I totally agree! She is gorgeous. And no matter how many sit-ups I do, my tummy still looks like hers…

  • Reply Sherin November 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Well written! I agree 100% with your statement.

  • Reply Sherin November 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Well written! I agree 100% with your statement.

  • Reply Carolina November 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!!

  • Reply Carolina November 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!!

  • Reply Yvonne November 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Agreed, she’s beautiful.

    Although I cannot lie to you or to myself, or anyone else… my instant (and petty) reaction is to nit pick her figure and its imperfections. I guess it’s human nature to be drawn to beauty (in your own eyes) and disappointed with flaw (again, in your own eyes).

    I myself am completely imperfect. But I’m still human and still judge. I guess it’s inevitable and unfortunate.

  • Reply Yvonne November 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Agreed, she’s beautiful.

    Although I cannot lie to you or to myself, or anyone else… my instant (and petty) reaction is to nit pick her figure and its imperfections. I guess it’s human nature to be drawn to beauty (in your own eyes) and disappointed with flaw (again, in your own eyes).

    I myself am completely imperfect. But I’m still human and still judge. I guess it’s inevitable and unfortunate.

  • Reply choubelle November 22, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Agreed and very well said. She is gorgeous! Its so funny how people equate stick thin beauty with ideal beauty when its really the imperfections that make beauty so unique and interesting in the first place!

    On another note, me neither! …I’ve been obsessed with fashion for years and I had no idea Russia even had a fashion week until two months ago.

  • Reply choubelle November 22, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Agreed and very well said. She is gorgeous! Its so funny how people equate stick thin beauty with ideal beauty when its really the imperfections that make beauty so unique and interesting in the first place!

    On another note, me neither! …I’ve been obsessed with fashion for years and I had no idea Russia even had a fashion week until two months ago.

  • Reply Michelle November 22, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Yessssss. <3

  • Reply Michelle November 22, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Yessssss. <3

  • Reply HauteWorld November 22, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Very well written! I agree completely and the joke is that the model pictured is probably a normal size (i.e. if you saw her walking down the street, you’d consider her slim). ‘Model’ is a job description and any additional adjective used is just insulting. I don’t see any other profession being labeled as ‘plus-size’, even though their weight may very well be an issue in their line of work.

  • Reply HauteWorld November 22, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Very well written! I agree completely and the joke is that the model pictured is probably a normal size (i.e. if you saw her walking down the street, you’d consider her slim). ‘Model’ is a job description and any additional adjective used is just insulting. I don’t see any other profession being labeled as ‘plus-size’, even though their weight may very well be an issue in their line of work.

  • Reply Faridah November 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Perfectly said!

  • Reply Faridah November 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Perfectly said!

  • Reply Keith November 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hey there. Great photo. She’s so beautiful. How are you doing today? I hope you’ve been having a fantastic weekend. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  • Reply Keith November 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hey there. Great photo. She’s so beautiful. How are you doing today? I hope you’ve been having a fantastic weekend. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  • Reply Emily November 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    amen. I love this post…so incredibly true.

  • Reply Emily November 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    amen. I love this post…so incredibly true.

  • Reply Joanne November 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I love you Clara! I am damn sure that that photo should have been so ripe for the photo shopping. Just makes you wonder…so bad.

  • Reply Joanne November 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I love you Clara! I am damn sure that that photo should have been so ripe for the photo shopping. Just makes you wonder…so bad.

  • Reply Ekerplay November 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    +1

    The photo is beautiful and so is this blog.

  • Reply Ekerplay November 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    +1

    The photo is beautiful and so is this blog.

  • Reply Jaime November 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Couldn’t agree more! Great photo and post.

  • Reply Jaime November 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Couldn’t agree more! Great photo and post.

  • Reply STEFANIE November 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    agreed! 🙂 thanks for posting this, at least someone’s saying it out loud!

  • Reply STEFANIE November 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    agreed! 🙂 thanks for posting this, at least someone’s saying it out loud!

  • Reply Liz November 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    AMEN sister.

  • Reply Liz November 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    AMEN sister.

  • Reply bananas. November 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    amen sister friend. couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Reply bananas. November 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    amen sister friend. couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Reply Sierra November 23, 2009 at 1:26 am

    LOVE this! Amen!

  • Reply Sierra November 23, 2009 at 1:26 am

    LOVE this! Amen!

  • Reply Daphne November 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

    This is so true!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be regularly checking yours out.

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  • Reply Holly J November 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Sing it sista!! I could not have said it better myself. Kate Dilion has always been beautiful, at all her sizes, and I am sick of the way we label people. It’s just a way for people to put people down while trying to build themselves up. It’s total hog-wash!! Good post.

    p.s. I really like that photo of Kate.

  • Reply Becs November 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better myself! Totally agree!

    xo, Becs

  • Reply Becs November 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better myself! Totally agree!

    xo, Becs

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  • Reply Nicole December 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    LOVE this.

  • Reply Nicole December 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

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