The cover of Vogue this month features size-0 Jennifer Aniston. On InStyle you'll see super-slim Gwyneth Paltrow. And in Elle and Harper's Bazaar, the usual: page after page of stick-thin models.
To look at most fashion magazines, you'd never guess the truth: The best-selling dress size in America is 14.
But there's a new magazine that aims to prove you don't need visible hipbones to be chic.
On the cover of Grace, billed as the magazine for women "living life to its fullest," is gorgeous 170-pound, size-14 model Kate Dillon. No starvelings on the inside, either. The stylish photo spreads feature the latest fashions - '60s-inspired fur-and-leather vests, stiletto-heeled boots, clingy knits - worn by refreshingly Rubenesque beauties.
But don't call it a magazine for plus-size women.
Of course, the Philadelphia Inquirer copyeditor/web lackey manages to blow the good karma from the article itself by using the headline "Where size is a plus", but seeing as no one has ever commented on the blatant anti-copyeditor bias around here, apparently everone realizes what scum they are already. . .
Except Nelly Min. She rawks. Even if she is a size -3.
And the 13th get your war on is live and direct. Determining why I would hesitate to mention I noticed this at dru's site, given the rest of the content of this entry, and whether that hesitancy is itself yet another sign of my stupidity, is left as an exercise for the student.
Or I'm just pissed that she has the Pink Issue of Bitch Magazine and I don't.