Friday, 20 April 2012

Fashion Friday-Glam and Curvy

Adele is one beautiful woman.

Fully beautiful, divine voice, a presence that fills the stage.

And, you know, she is curvy. And stylish. And confident. And vulnerable. And strong.
And I love her.

Are you OK with curvy?
Did you know there is a Vogue Curvy?
Well, yes there is, and it is hosted by Vogue Italia. 
How cool of the Italians!  

I used to associate wellbeing with an ideal body frame which,
being a Southern, most of the time eluded me.
In time I made peace with my body and decided to work with it, instead of against it.

This outfit is so me. I'd love to wear high heels. I think that now that I'm over 40 and my kids are grown so I don't need to run behind them, well, I do, but not so much physically,
I may give them a well deserved go!
An old favorite of mine, Marina Rinaldi, has an interesting blog 
with lovely style tips and also design and lifestyle ideas).

Rinaldi outfit some twodecades ago, a nautical top that I can still wear with a cross over linen button skirt.
I love my brown leather belted coat, wonderful trousers with perfect fit, and some great knits. all Marina Rinaldi, and perfect for every occasion.

Really beautiful women
such as

India Hicks,

Carre Otis,

Tatjana Patitz

and Kate Dillon
have graced the company's ads with the oh so true statement

"Style is not a size... it's an attitude".

Hayez, Venus, altered by Anna Utopia Giordano
Some of the most beautiful women of all times were anything but skinny.
Think about it.

Have you made your peace with your body?

Gladly linking to
my sweetest Friday habit,

love, Irene


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love that Adele has curves and people have embraced her beauty!

Margarita Bloom said...

Stopping by from Blonde Episodes! Gotta love Adele! I think that's so cool that Vogue Italia has a Curvy Edition of Vogue! *wink* Happy Friday!

Margarita Bloom Retro Beauty & Skincare

annechovie said...

Great post, Irene!!
Hope you have a great weekend! xo

AnastasiaC said...

aDELE is gorgeous an inspiration to all girls young and old! i think we need to accept all body shapes!

Lori said...

Good point, about curves and making peace with the body!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I didn't know Vogue Italia had a curvy edition, I would love to see it.

Amy Powell said...

glam & curvy is right! adele is gorgeous! and I love that painting altered at the end -- it's such a great visual example of "skinny"

hope you had a great weekend! {I have a giveaway going on right now & would love for you to enter!}

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