I am skinny, therefore I do not feel….

Well well well, where the hell have I been eh??
I had every intension of outfit posting yesterday but a last minute invite to the cinema was well needed and deserved. I’ve been up at 4 am the last 2 days as I said previously, for the shoot for online fashion store Rupalionline.com, Jheeeze it nearly killed me I’ve been in bed and sleeping like a baby by 9 every night ha ha!

I managed to snap a few pictures in between shooting just for you to see the general styling of the shoot, I absolutely love the hair ornaments that the Indian women wear and Rupali offers such reasonable pricing I full intend to make an order asap.
But on the subject of photo shoots and modelling I can’t help but briefly touch on something that myself and Jay Jessop a model I worked with on the shoot and fellow blogger found ourselves discussing yesterday after noon and with the controversy surrounding the Versace for H&M apparent refusal to use “real women” in their advertising campaign I find it quite fitting. I mean what is a real women, who invented this label for this apparently increasingly ignored group of women? I remember watching an episode of “Colleens real women” and thinking that every girl that made it through would have no doubt worked very well in the hands of a suitable Agency. Does this mean that because I work part time (when I can be bothered and usually if a casting isn’t involved) as a model I’m not considered a real women? or because I’m skinny that too contributes to my “unrealness”? Does it also mean that an anorexia sufferer is to be labelled unreal due to her disease meaning she falls below societies ideas of normal? I’m unsure as to how this liberation of “real women” in the fashion industry is going to aid sufferers of both anorexia or over eating disorders, surely it’s just alienating yet another group of women rather and uniting another…I am trying not to rant but I’m really interested in others views on this subject as every time I hear those two words I feel infuriated, I do not wan’t to be what society expects me to be but I understand the detrimental impact it can have on young girls…and with this new notion of real women, how many more mixed signals do we want to send them?

Anyway Enough of that for now here is the outfit post I have been promising all week, it’s actually not the coat I’ve been meaning to show you but I promise that one is coming!

Ginger Fur Stole – H&M
Black Fur Stole – New Look
Coat – H&M – 50% off
Aztec Cardigan – Topshop
Fur headband – TkMaxx
Bag – Mulberry
Shoes – Melody Direct


  1. Amma 17th November 2011 / 11:22 am

    Aww love what you said, I did the real women campaign for wonderbra and in the final 10 none of us looked similar and it was kind of nice to know that in some way we all worked x

  2. Sarah 17th November 2011 / 11:50 am

    First, you look like a goddess, second, layering furs, amazing! I know what you mean about this supposed ‘real women’ thing, girls under a size 10 are real too man! WE EXIST!

    Wish I was seeing you today, boo hoo!

  3. Lydia 17th November 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Amma i completely agree, diversity is where its at, not utilizing one genre of women over another!!!

    and sarah AGGHHHHHH I WISH I WAS WITH YOU!!! My dirty little fashion secret, how is the event? let me know if you’ve been or when you have been.

  4. jo 17th November 2011 / 6:15 pm

    i think they just use the word ‘real’ to make fatter girls feel better bout themselves ha. Anyway Lids… miss ya xxxx

  5. Emma 7th December 2011 / 5:36 am

    I completely agree with you. I hate the term ‘real women’. No matter what, people will always try to tell you to look a certain way when all you can look like is you 🙂 You are insanely gorgeous so screw them haha 🙂 Women should never be categorised xoxo

  6. Mandi 24th December 2011 / 6:13 pm

    I saw this post title in your sidebar, and I knew I had to read it. Spot on! I’ve been feeling this way for a decade, but never bothered to put it to words. It’s so typical for society, the media, and humans in general to put down one group of people to uplift another. This needs to stop.

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