Thursday, 2 June 2011

Vogue Italia

Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley for the cover of Vogue Italia. Styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Steven Meisel.
Kudos to Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s Editor-in-Chief.

If my so humble opinion is called on, I think her decision to put three gorgeous plus-sized models on the cover of the June 2011 issue is applaudable, commendable and every other possible synonym for which she can be given praise applies.

Sozzani is making attempts to speak out against anorexia with this cover shot and has also started a petition to shut down websites that promote this too often deadly disorder.

In a society in which the youth look to magazines and celebrities to build self-esteem, we need to have more covers like this and curvier celebrity role models. In recent years, I think we have been heading in the right direction but I also fear that curvier is just ‘trending’ and the skinnier, more emaciated images of models could once again grace the cover of magazines.

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