So I was out shopping today when I passed an Aerie store. My cousin pointed out that the butt in the photo huge advertisement (second photo) had stretch marks. I was confused. After second look I realized that there were stretch marks. “Wow!” I thought, “I can’t believe they didn’t airbrush that out!” I wanted to take a picture but there were people sitting on a bench in view of it, so I decided to to go in and find the picture. Much to my surprise, she was not the only one displaying imperfections! Their slogan is “The real you is sexy.” In amazement I took pictures throughout the store. I’m sure they thought I was a creep but that didn’t stop me. I had to pass this along to those who haven’t seen it. My question is, how isn’t this a bigger deal? Am I weird for thinking this is so awesome? I even made a point to say “Wow, I have to take a picture of this, that could be me!” A sales associates just chuckled. But little did she know I was so serious.
The tomorrow of brands is standing up for being comfortable with the beautiful being that you are. I’m not going to see what’s real or not real beauty, because some were born supermodels and they’re just as real as people like me who battled being obese and now have stretch marks all over my body.
What this stands for is the affirmation that you can still enjoy life and be proud of who you are and not be pressured to compare yourself to any pedestal. Fashion is for self expression, and that should be accessible to every girl and woman out there — and I’m glad brands are taking a stand to reiterate that.
French omelette, garlic sautéed broccoli, Hokkaido pumpkin soup & iced green tea :-) #nomnom
Sunday is ending. Not a happy kitty. ;-(
Cajun sweet potato hash & garlic Swiss browns, avocado, and sunnies. Happy Easter brunch <3
My attempt at a sober weekend. (Look ma, I can be good too!) Woke up at 5am for fasted training. 2 hour swim, run.. Met con. And now boxing. ;-)
Literally took 15 minutes in the morning to make a beautiful fresh quinoa lunch. :-) good morning!!!
Wally does Olympic weightlifting. #goofball