First Ralph Lauren was doing it. Then Ann Taylor. I blogged about both for photo-shopping their models into Skeletors. Later both companies apologized. Coincidence? You be the judge.
Now Nordstrom is doing the same scary-thin thing. Check out these models.
And at the risk of sounding like my mother, can’t these young ladies stand up straight?
Last week Katherine Schwarzenegger’s book was published, Rock What You Got: Secrets to Loving You Inner and Outer Beauty From Someone Who’s Been There and Back. It’s about the correlation between body image and self- esteem.
Starting in fourth grade, Katherine hated the way her body looked—not thin enough. She says she “felt fat, ugly, and totally disgusting.” As the daughter of Maria Shriver and Gov. Ahnold and growing up in a supportive loving home, you’d think she would be immune to negative feelings about herself.
But not so. And that just shows you the power of the media. The constant bombardment of ultra thin women in movies, TV shows, magazines, etc. convinces girls that if they don’t look like that, they are not worthy. It really does a number on their self-worth—that is deep and lasting.
Consequently, to Nordstrom: CUT IT OUT!