Jessica Alba to Lucky magazine:
“I have a hard time with portion control, so I have 1,200 calorie meals delivered. But I also work out, so basically I’m starving. It sucks. I drink a lot of water. […] In the gym, I have like five things to distract me: TV, iPod, magazines. Working partners are good, too, so you can chat and not just drown in your own misery. Sorry, does that sound bad? I just hate working out.”
While the beautiful (and pregnant) actress has put this all in a very light-hearted manner, the undertones make me incredibly uncomfortable. What she’s basically sharing is the tremendous heat of the media’s idealization of her to remain one of the many ‘perfect‘ figures in the public eye.
I feel incredibly sorry for her. She’s open about the suck-factor, but then apologizes for the complaint (?!). She’s been in the industry since she was very young, and has never has an ‘unhealthy’ body shape. To feel some sort of misery while she works out, and to have a self-diagnosed ‘problem’ with portion control…
Just when does the pressure end really? It hasn’t ended at pregnancy.
Ready to shop prom dresses, my younger fashion friends? If you’re going this year, I hope you have the time of your life! Here are a selection of 10 dresses to suit every kind of prom-goer, all can be shipped worldwide, all under $100; who said cheap prom dresses have to look cheap? Check them out below.
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Moschino Suit Fall/Winter 2010
In order to portray a perfect silhouette, one that projects elegance, confidence and overall perfection, fit is essential: I can’t stress it enough.
A slim figure will flatter your body shape, making you look your absolute best. The truth is that most men don’t know their measures or correct size: some don’t even have a clue when it comes to fit. Sure, they are able to wander the stores and grab a somewhat fitting item, but more often than not it will be on the looser side of the spectrum.
Ever noticed a bulge on your shirt, right above the belt? That is usually the result of an oversized shirt: the extra fabric accumulates over the pants causing the bulge (pants may also be responsible for this).
A simple, yet effective way to enhance your look is to size down: you might think your size is a Medium but please try on a Small, it may work wonders for you. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to every item and I’m not supporting the idea of skin-tight clothes, but I recommend you try it. Next time you’re out shopping, just pick both sizes of the item you want and take them to the dressing room, it only takes you an extra 2 minutes and can make a huge difference.
If sizing down isn’t an option and you’ve got your size right, try experimenting with different models and cuts. Nowadays, most brands have a “slim” or “fitted” label which will adjust better to your body shape. Give them a try!
A common misconception is that fitted or tailored clothing equals discomfort: this “urban myth” couldn’t be further from the truth. Looking smart and fabulous can be easily accomplished while feeling great, so bear this in mind.