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.
Anyone who has seen Project Runway secretly wants to marry Tim Gunn. This is because he says things like the following about designers like Isaac Mizrahi in magazines like Marie Claire on months like this one we’re in:
“In my view, he’s one of the world’s biggest diva’s. One time, I saw [him] throw a fit about a security guard from the second floor showroom at Liz Claiborne Inc’s Time’s Square Offices. Why, you may ask? Was the guard stealing? Harassing guests? Showing up late? No, he was wearing brown. Can you imagine having your senses so offended by a color that it provokes such an extreme reaction?”
As I reported earlier, Miu Miu historically managed to get their ultra-girly dress on three covers at once. Thanks to the lunacy of Elle Sweden we can now make it five.
Seriously, guys? With all the couture you have to work with?
UK Elle, UK Vogue and W seem to have a triplet thing going on for August.
It is quite a big deal for a designer to land a piece on the cover of any of these three mega-magazines, let alone all of them. The tangerine-coloured version of the Miu Miu dress is both worn by Eva Mendes (W) and Freja Beha Erichsen (Vogue). Lily Allen, however, wears a lilac lace version on the cover of Elle.
Someone at the PR offices of Miu Miu is getting a nice bonus this month.