Defending Brandy Melville

If you do not know what or who the fuck Brandy Melville is allow me to explain: it is a hipster type of shop that caters to skinny chicks. It has this one size fits all model, and that is pretty much a 0-2. They have some flowey tops girls larger than that size could fit into, but it is a store designed to attract thinner women. I think some people believe this is discrimination, and makes teenage girls who are not that slim feel badly about themselves, and I think people like usual need to get the fuck over it. 

First of all, their clothing is nothing spectacular, you can easily find the same damn shirt in a Forever 21, or H & M. I am not offended or scorned because I cannot fit my big ass inside some Brandy Melville jeans. It is a brand and it has built its fan base off catering to skinny people; the same way Gucci has built its brand catering to wealthier people. There are plenty of other stores that girls can shop at that are not a size 0, or 2. 

I read an article in which the writer bashed their models, and that writer needs a new set of eyes, because ALL models in ads with the exception of lingerie (and those that are selling sex), are super thin, tall and gaunt. They rarely have large chests, because their job is to sell clothing NOT sex. You can read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lani-renaldo/brandy-melville-clothes_b_4994923.html

In the end, if you are not a size 0, or 2 which is like the majority of American women then do not shop at Brandy Melville. 

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I’m Sick of The “Fat Shaming” Card

Apparently Gwen Stefani has found herself in the midst of a controversy after she posted an old photograph and referred to herself as “chunky”. People need to shut the fuck up. I do not think she is body shaming anyone…we all look back on old photographs and think “omg I was chubbier then or what was I thinking with my hair”. She used the word chunky, not fat. Not everyone views the word chunky in a negative light some people think being chunky is a good thing. So the people whining about a tiny comment need to pipe down.

Quit Blaming Your Big Waistline On The Media

America has a huge problem with obesity. Now the issue is affecting our youth; according to the American Heart Association nearly 23.9 children ages 2-19 are either overweight or obese. 

I recently watched a documentary on obesity, it is on Netflix. Biochemists explained that humans cannot help the fact that we are frequently hungry. We are biologically programmed to like to eat, because we needed to consume large amount of calories in order to survive. In previous generations, having the ability to consume a large amount of calories was rare, so humans had to take advantage of it, those that could not easily store fat could not survive. In modern times, humans can consume thousands of calories in just one sitting, for a cheap price, allowing their waist lines to suffer. 

Than there is this small powerful medium called television. Television often sets the standards for what is beautiful, and what is not. We are frequently exposed to “thin” or “skinny” celebrities, whom are glorified because of their “stunning” looks. Magazine covers often show thinner women on their covers, which can perpetuate eating disorders. Here is the thing, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people prefer thin, other prefer curvy, some even prefer someone alittle soft, and chubby. I think the main issue here has nothing to do with ridiculous beauty standards, I believe it has to do with health. When I see someone that is obese, I do not find them attractive. Why? To me it is just unhealthy. I do not believe a certain dress size determines how pretty or ugly a woman is, however I do believe that health does. I think people should be more concerned with their body fat percentage than what Glamour shoves down their throats. 

People must also understand every image the media shows you, is photo shopped. Models do not even look like models, that advertisement selling you clothing has taken that model, and generated a fabricated, more “attractive” version of what that person looks like. They slim waists, whiten teeth, add larger breasts, brighten their eyes, etc. I think it is sad, that people especially younger ones feel the need to compare themselves to an image that almost appears cartoon like, because it doesnt even look like the real model. 

People often blame television, magazines for their poor body image, and I lack empathy for them. Who gives a shit? Take care of your body, and your gut will not pour over your jeans. You take care of your body, and it will take care of you.

 

I’m out-

xoxoxoxoxo    

It Is Cool To Be Unpopular

Apparently, the entire internet is in an uproar over what the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch said in regards to the primary demographic the brand tries to attract. He explained how they purposely do not provide female sizes larger than a size 10, because he wants the “cool” kids to wear it. Okay, I think what he said was rude, and putting down a certain demographic, because he does not find them applicable enough to don their attire, is rude and a significant amount of people were offended by his harsh remarks. Here is the deal EVERY brand is catering to a certain demographic, it is just not politically correct to flat out say; Ralph Lauren’s $88 Polo shirts are targeting a certain demographic, people who are preppy, and can afford to purchase expensive clothing. When someone walks into the room with that small logo in the right hand of their shirt, it represents class, style, and sophistication. All of those terms are often associated with wealth. Are all wealthy people classy, stylish, and sophisticated? Of course, not, some are rather classless, dumb, and look like they have not brushed their hair in a month. When a girl walks in to the door wearing Juicy Couture workout clothing, it also says something. It says I am willing to spend $200 on an outfit I am going to sweat in, because I care more about looking stylish at the gym than getting a great workout. These women typically have flat asses, because they are too busy shopping for work out attire rather than doing squats.

The message I am trying to convey in this post is everything is marketed towards a certain person, if it were not brands could not even exist. It is mean to say something like the brand is marketed towards the “cool” kids, but come on does that really piss you off that much? I am glad I was not wearing Abercrombie, and hanging out with the “cool” kids, because all the people I admire were outcasts, and thought outside of the box. The majority of the cool kids ended up married, with little ambition, and live mediocre lives. I am not mediocre, and I will never settle for mediocre. People that grew up to do great things with their lives were often high school rejects, and I am proud to have never been popular. Not being a popular kid allowed me to develop a personality, a sense of humor, and let me express my creative side.

In the end enjoy the brands to buy, because they make you happy. Who cares about what some CEO says about beauty, and size.