Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Team Anja | THE MET BALL.

Anja Rubik at the Met Ball wearing Anthony Vaccarello.

Honestly, I think that Anja looks incredible. She's that one in a million that can pull this dress off.
I don't think that she looks too thin at all, to me, she looks toned and healthy.
That's why she's a s u p e r m o d e l, because she looks the way she does.

Gwyneth and Anne V have done it all before, right?

The sad thing though, is seeing the comments that say, 
"ewww" or "someone get this girl a burger", "that's disgusting", "she's anorexic", "skinny is not sexy"... 
It's hurtful for girls, like me, who are naturally skinny and have a body shape like Anja's (minus the sky high legs). 
It can be perceived as a personal attack - that being skinny is not okay, that we are built wrong and that we are unwomanly.

I read an article in Grazia a little while ago that I related to entirely, 
about Australian model, Codie Young, who was deemed too thin to represent TopShop in their campaign at the time.
It was these words that resonated with me the most...
"Throughout high school people called me anorexic and asked if I was bulimic, which was extremely hard to deal with."
"For someone to say it's not okay to be as skinny as me is like saying it's not OK for me to be who I am; 
I get that not everyone is as skinny but then not everyone has curves to flaunt either."

'Fat' or 'anorexic'... It hurts just as much.

I'd love to hear your honest thoughts on Anja's Met Ball look.

Source: google images.


July said...

is her pose a hommage on Angelina Jolie? I like Anja:)

ASH said...

she is making me sick!

Stylist Steph said...

OMG she looks amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand so much what you're saying. So much.. Tottally agree. Filipa Rocha

alannah. said...

i completely agree with you, i think she rocked the dress & who cares about the hip bone? everyone has them its just varying how much they protrude & the way she's standing probably makes it mre noticeable anyway.
& you're so right in saying that she does look healthy - especially in model standards!
head up girlfriend, i imagine a lot of people who attack you about your weight are on the other end of the scale or just really jealous.x

Anonymous said...

I had a best friend in primary school who was naturally thin and she was teased so much, as much as the so called 'cubby' kids. It's not fair to tease anyone no matter what size, gender or ethic background they are.

Honestly I'm not the biggest fan of Anja's hip bone showing but that is more personall and I think the dress would look more classy if the split was a little shorter. Her arms do look thin but she does look heatly and like you said she is a supermodel...

If you have an amazing figure and legs like Anja why the hell not wear the dress and either way people are going to talk whatever you wear, it's just what we humans do.

Anastasia said...

THANK YOU! This post is perfect, I can completely relate haha XX

caits said...

she looks seriously banging. if i had her legs i would show them off fo sureee - then again not so sure about going so dangerously commando ha

Anne said...

you're so right. i think Anja looked more than amazing. i really love what you wrote, probably because i can relate to it and because it's different from all the other average blog posts you usually see on the web.


Anonymous said...

i don't think you look "toned" if your hipbone is sticking out an inch and your eyes look sunken in, she looks unhealthy but you're right, she's a supermodel. i think you can tell when a girl starves herself to be thin or if she's naturally that way, usually less bony.

Anonymous said...

I think she looks great! and I think you comments are very true and honest, however I do think that there should be some concern in how some people view this photo, Anja is, of course, a model and so she is paid to stay thin, however when young girls (such as myself) and my friends see this it gives us an unhealthy image for people to try and live up to, girls are starving themselves to look like her, I DO entirely agree that she should not be called such harsh things such as 'anorexic' people need to remember that people are all different shapes and sizes and think about people for who they are and rather what weight they are.
love your blog! xx

Fabliha said...

I am totally on the same page as you! there is nothing I hate hearing more than - you're too skinny or being asked whether I eat at all!
Anja is seriously such a goddess. I wish I could pull of that dress

Anonymous said...

I adore Anja and I think she looks gorgeous and healthy! Everyone has a different body shape and I think people need to learn to accept that! Come on! She looks super stunning!

Rea said...

oh yeah! She's one of the girls you see and say WOW! she made the difference. I don't think she's too skinny, she's perfect!