Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Curve


Nouka
photographed by
David Lynch for Fetish, 2007

I think from now on, it would be more fitting to celebrate diversity rather than just one body ideal. While The Curve will probably still prominently feature just that, curves (being a curvy girl myself, I'm naturally drawn to this body shape also, and feel the need to celebrate it as a means of self-reasurrance), all body types are welcome from now! I'd like to draw attention to a wonderful comment left by Death Wears Diamond Jewellery on the weekly recap post, who loved 'that they are pushing the 'diverse' body image thing instead of the 'real women have curves' angle. which i hate. real women can be stick thin too'. This is so incredibly true, the fashion industry seems to be caught up with either pushing the 'unrealistic' stick thin body type, or the 'realistic' curvy type. In actual reality, these are both 'real' figures, as well as many more out there, because every body is different. It should be about acceptance. I know the industry has a long way to go, but it does seem like they're making positive steps forward, these days. Let's hope that continues...

Before I share my exciting news, I'd just like to take a moment to expand on the tiny little note I wrote about the movie Remember Me in the recap. I managed to see this last week, and I honestly have not been able to stop thinking about it since. I'm not going to bother retyping the synopsis because, to be honest, the less you know about the movie going in, the better. Steer clear of reviews, they will most likely be full of information you don't want to know until you find it out for yourself in the cinema. Go in blind - no information, no expectations. Anyone with the view that this is some sort of extension of Twilight just because of Robert Pattinson's leading role, couldn't be more mistaken. This is an emotionally intense romantic drama, that stays with you long after you leave the cinema. There is hardly a weak performance from any member of the cast, especially from Pattinson who really shows his remarkable potential in this role.
While I'm reluctant to say much about the content, I will say this: the romance is not the sole focus of the story, it's really more of a character study, and I think it would be a real shame if the film didn't reach its full intended audience, including the male demographic, simply because they thought it would be a chick flick. The movie is not perfect. Movies rarely are. But it is definitely well-worth seeing, as the message is profound and will leave you thinking.

And to end this rather randomly focused post, I have received my first award, from the gorgeous Trop Rouge.

Enjoy to all those listed, and I'm so sorry to all those who I couldn't tag.
Once again, thank you to all of you who comment and/or follow or even just visit the robins. I can't even tell you how much I appreciate it.

Romany

[photo courtesy of wallpaper.com]

29 comments:

Lola Candy Hans Harder said...

Thanks for the pass! Great post, I always enjoy reading about your opinions.

The Photodiarist said...

Romany - Thanks for the award!! Hope that you get to NYC one of these days too. It's a great city.

Lucy Marmalade said...

That first photograph is incredibly gripping. I'll have to see Remember Me soon!

Josie said...

Excellent point about body diversity. And thank you so much for the award!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

The fashion industry does have a long way to go, and they may never even get there, and if they don't - it's almost okay, because of all the 100% real women who love fashion and love to show it off to anyone who will look and read.

Thanks so much for the award!!!

Chic on the Cheap

CL, said...

i totally agree with you on the accepting the diversity of body shapes! congraulations on your award :)
x

katarina said...

thank you soo much!! :)

LoliTa said...

i LOVE that first photo, love the movement in it!

http://lolitasaysso.blogspot.com/

Pippa said...

Sorry!! I told you then didnt link you as one of the six! You are on there now :) LOVE your blog! xox

lover. said...

Love that photo, it's mesmerising. (sp?)

definintely want to see Remember Me.

coolboy said...

wow what a pciture it was amazing
http://101smiles.blogspot.com/

Alya said...

Thank you so much Romany! You're such a sweetheart!

sunaina said...

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it on:)

I tried the fetta yesterday, liked it!! I put it on after baking yumm.

I'm interning with the Dutch IRS. I'm studying for tax advisor and you?

One day we'll be able to buy all those luxury things!

And keep hoping, you never know.
Sorry if my English is crappy 8-) xx

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on your award, darling!
Love that photo too!

xoxox,
CC

SabinePsynopsis said...

Your observations are so true - Before the 50s (and in some other countries) you are not considered pretty if you don't have something 'to show'. It's about celebrating and being happy with diversity. How boring would it be if we all looked the same - no matter if stick thin or curvy.

nookie said...

thanks for the award sweetie!
now on the "real" women issue...as long we have some certain parts we are all real women,I don't understand this labeling form...

syd vicious said...

congrats on the award girlfriend! :)

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

Thanks for tagging me, this is my first blog award too, it means a lot! I think regarding the whole curvy vs. thin issue it shouldn't be an issue and that is that real women as far as I am concerned are all women most women have parts in their life where they are pressured to be something and that does not define them as real women does it!?

From Dolly

XX
http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

Fashion Court said...

loved this post - congrats on the award!

Clare said...

What a good idea!

The curve is so the best! I've got curves on my curves...

iliketweet.blogspot

x

atelier said...

it's great to read about the diversity in human shapes! great post

Juliet said...

Thank you so much!

juliet xxx

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

thanks for the award bubbles!

i want to see remember me, but purely bc robert patt is in it. shoot me, i find him far too good looking. i like him better when he is not a glittery vampire

MizzJ said...

Interesting review on Remember Me! You managed to say much and yet nothing at all about it haha. I heard that RPats also produced the movie?

Elaine said...

Wow, now I really want to see it!!! And congrats on the award!

clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

There shouldn't be one ideal body type. I know women of all shapes and sizes and they are all beautiful and sexy.

thesydneygirl said...

hi lovely! thanks for your comment! :) have a great week x

emily viveur said...

great post, i agree 100% with you and death wears diamond jewellery! how women are 'supposed' to look like shouldn't be so black and white.

EIGHT LONDON said...

Thank you so much, it's an honour!