Got A Girl Crush On: Crystal Renn She’s a “plus-sized” model (which–as far as this sector of fashion has seemingly come, why can’t we ditch this term?). She’s been on the cover of Harpers and Vogue and graced countless runways. Not to mention a +sized model makes 3 times as much a day now as they did in 1994. Crystal levels about her modeling career and how it only took off after she stopped starving herself and embraced her true body type. How refreshing is it to see soft sexy lines instead of bone? GIRLS WITH CURVES FTW! UPDATE: this editor was not aware of Miss Renn’s recent massive weight-loss, and, admittedly, I don’t know how to absorb this information when it it contrats the orignal reason we championed her for her fight for real bodies portrayed in fashion. By no means championing, but, I know this–carrying that mantel of of all women’s weight can be a heavy one. And we are all susceptible to pressures upon us by society as women. And it’s troublesome to see someone seemingly slip back under those unrealistic standards. But here’s the thing–she’s still proportional to her body size and by no means malnourished. She claims she now does yoga (which, as a practicer, really does tone your body)–and that is still outside the norms of the waffish penchants on the runway.  Crystal is hopefully (genuinely) bringing eating disorders, exercise, and health to the table. Being active IS sexy, no matter what your size. Can we crucify her? I’d like not to. Can we keep challenging the notion of beauty–that’s what this blog aims to do.

Got A Girl Crush On: Crystal Renn

She’s a “plus-sized” model (which–as far as this sector of fashion has seemingly come, why can’t we ditch this term?). She’s been on the cover of Harpers and Vogue and graced countless runways. Not to mention a +sized model makes 3 times as much a day now as they did in 1994.

Crystal levels about her modeling career and how it only took off after she stopped starving herself and embraced her true body type. How refreshing is it to see soft sexy lines instead of bone? GIRLS WITH CURVES FTW!


UPDATE: this editor was not aware of Miss Renn’s recent massive weight-loss, and, admittedly, I don’t know how to absorb this information when it it contrats the orignal reason we championed her for her fight for real bodies portrayed in fashion.

By no means championing, but, I know this–carrying that mantel of of all women’s weight can be a heavy one. And we are all susceptible to pressures upon us by society as women. And it’s troublesome to see someone seemingly slip back under those unrealistic standards. But here’s the thing–she’s still proportional to her body size and by no means malnourished. She claims she now does yoga (which, as a practicer, really does tone your body)–and that is still outside the norms of the waffish penchants on the runway. 

Crystal is hopefully (genuinely) bringing eating disorders, exercise, and health to the table. Being active IS sexy, no matter what your size. Can we crucify her? I’d like not to. Can we keep challenging the notion of beauty–that’s what this blog aims to do.