I've been so mesmerized by this 'controversy' that I really wanted to bring it up on B&B to hear your thoughts. In short, Scott Shuman, the mastermind behind the impeccably chic street-style blog, The Sartorialist, threw readers into a tizzy when he used the word 'curvy' to describe the young blogger photographed below.
In my humble opinion, I think she is absolutely adorable and perhaps buxom a la Christine Hendricks or Kim Kardashian. I mean, really, does it get any better than that?! Readers expressed that he should have used the word 'normal' instead of 'curvy'. Honestly, I think 'normal' is even more insulting. Who wants to be described as average or typical? We can't quite see it in these pictures, but in his post he explains that she is, in fact, busty and much more full-figured than most of the typical street style bloggers and models that he normally sees.
On the streets of New York City and working in the fashion industry, in particular, it's easy to get caught up in the stigma of thinness as power, but I think that these pictures and labeling her as 'curvy' is empowering and proves just the opposite. Scott Shuman aptly captures that beauty, fashion, grace and elegance come in all different shapes, sizes and ages. I can only hope that this young girl walks with all the confidence that she deserves.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject.