Models with low sylph-esteem?

February 23, 2011

fashion skinny 490

Blog Guy, I need some of your famous career advice. I want to find a job.

FASHION-BRITAIN/What’s been holding you back, if I might ask?

Well, I’ve had a run of bad luck that left me pretty skinny. First, I fell asleep on the liposuction machine and it ran all night, and then I got a tapeworm….

Gosh. I suppose maybe you could…

I’m not finished with my sad story. Then I got lost in a cave for six weeks without any food. When I finally got out, I was rescued by a weight loss club.

Rescued by dieters? Ouch!

They were vegans, too, as luck would have it…

That’s quite a tale. Have you considered modeling for one of the big fashion houses?

You don’t think maybe I’m too thin to be attractive?

Trust me, once they slap some sexy black lingerie on you, you’ll have to beat the guys away with a stick. I mean, if you can lift one…

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A model wears a creation by Mark Frost during his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection show at London Fashion Week February 21, 2011.

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looks like it IS possible to have a negative BMI

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Look at that, she can’t even stand straight under the weight of her own head!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’d much rather beat myself with a stick than look at that poor emaciated girl.
Then poke myself in both eyes with the stick.
Then roll myself in honey and lay on a nest of fire ants.
‘Cause that just ain’t right.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@ifly! Nice one. That poor girl IS the stick. I’ve seen refugees with more meat on their bones.

Someone send her some sliders and donuts – STAT!

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Hang on, this project needs coordination. If you have sliders and donuts for her, send them to me and, um, I’ll pass them along….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

These models remind me of a joke. Did you hear the one about the skeleton who went into a bar and ordered a beer and a mop?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Spin, patience my dear. No need to commit murder when waiting a mere week longer, if that, will result in the subject expiring of her own accord.

Mr. B. just passing on the thought of a slider or doughnut would provide more sustenance to the poor lass then she is getting as it is.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Looking at her, made me gulp down an entire doughnut with extra sprinkles…
Not EVEN that helped!!!

What on earth is WRONG with these women!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

too damn scary :O

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I’m kinda likin’ the leather top.

Lunch is calling to me and I plan to answer the call!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

You have to wonder how long it will take for fashion designers to drop these human coat hangers and start using wire coat hangers instead. It looks so much better on the hanger, darling.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Welcome back, Nurse. Haven’t seen you here in more than a month. Let me make a mental note of the kind of items you will comment on…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Half off sale on all models this week.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I’m just thinking what she would look like after eating the sliders/doughnuts. Skinny, skinny, skinny then a little tummy bump then back to skinny. Her friends would all think her to be ‘in a family way’! Is that where the expression ‘A bun in the oven’ came from?

Is that fat I see?
Just water for me and then
I’ll sniff my salad.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Maybe the internet will buy her some Krispy Kreme donuts since the internet is feeling generous lately. a statue here, a city there…why not some donuts too? I’m going across the street to say hi to my barista and see if she has any donuts left on the shelf.

Posted by PetPunkRock | Report as abusive

CG, is out of the house for the evening…

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I don’t think that’s a female. Whatever it is even sliders and doughnuts are gonna help.

Any why is it going about in just a bra?

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

Must be in France, Slick. That would be my guess….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Bra-bary Coast fashion…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

These models look like something halfway through metamorphosis.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I think Doc is on to something…she’s a not quite fully developed stick insect!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@unca: Thanks for the delightful coinage of “chesticles”. It’s now in my vocabulary.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

I need 3 Big Macs and 3 Large Fries for this model. Stat!

Posted by SkimpyDog | Report as abusive

It disturbs me to no end to notice just how much like me this girl looks. Only, if she gained about 60-70 pounds.

And cut her hair.

And had a bigger chest.

And had pointier ears.

And hadn’t commented on OE in a while.

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Good Lord! Get that woman a doughnut, stat!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

@69Spinster… if this is Autumn/Winter, his Spring/Summer will likely look like something from a “Charlie Le Mindu” fashion show. Recently the models were only wearing …

(yeah, nothing).

The models’ pictures on this blog would look like the brazilian costumes in this article:
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/02/09/there-were-no-floats-i-didnt-no tice/

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Chesticles is generous. More like chick-peas.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I wouldnt want to buy what she is carrying off… I would like to see who does…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I like a girl with nice clavicles…

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Welcome back, Shawn. This one item brought you back AND the long-lost knit_nurse. Have you two been away together?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

OK Doc, since no-one else is gonna, no I didn’t hear the one about the skeleton that walked into a bar and asked for a beer and a mop…

In the meantime, how do you tell if you’re a bad fashion model?
A. When you walk down the runway the photographers take pictures of each other.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I don’t think it ever happened, Nosmo. I don’t believe the skeleton had the guts to do it.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Malteser – I had to Google the “Charlie Le Mindu” thing.

Thanks!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Hah, no sir. Well, I suppose kidnapping would count as “together” wouldn’t it?

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Worryingly, from the pictures of London Fashion Week I saw in someone’s paper yesterday; this isn’t actually the skinny one of the models. There’s a girl called Chloe something who looks like a vacuum packed skeleton…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@AllThatJazz – That Charlie guy would require more salmon bars than this blog ever used for sure.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

@Crowgirl…lol @ the vacuum packed skeleton comment. Good one!

@AllThatJazz… hope Shra doesn’t tase me for that! :P

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

People get prosecuted for war crimes when they treat prisoners that way.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive