Too skinny?

So what do the models say about what happened in madrid, where they measured the girls cause there were no skinny girls allowed and there were lots of rumours about girls being anorexic and setting a wrong example. Alot of girls feel offended cause they eat normally but are not able to gain weight cause they are born that way. Although they do understand that theyre influencing alot of young girls who think they have to be that skinny to be beautiful.

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I forgot to mention that on my job yesterday i got to wear 200,000 pounds of jewelry. The private guard kept commenting to me every time he saw me eat (2 muffins with jam and 2 small plates of pasta for lunch), "oh, eating AGAIN!" Finally i had to pull him asside and tell him politely that he was really being rude. I asked him if he preferred models to not eat and what exactly he was implying when he said that. In classic english fashion he said, "oh i was just so shocked to see someone in your profession eat!"

i almost killed him. But you just can not blame ignorance. I explained to him that by commenting every time like that to me actually made me very uncomfortable and not want to eat. I explained that if he was happy to see a model eat and was trying to encourage her to eat more, then it would be better to say, "the food is great isn't it?" rather than express himself in the way he was. I explained to him that a lot of clients and people make those kinds of comments ("oh a model that likes to eat") to me all the time. I explained that it put a lot of pressure on me-like they were saying i was some kind of freak cuz i was eating. I explained a lot to him and most importantly i explained to him that there are 2 kinds of people: those that eat two huge meals a day, and those that eat lots of little meals throughout the day. I explained to him that i eat when i am hungry, and i do not eat when i am not hungry. I thought that was what you were supposed to do.

He said his daughter was like that-she ate when she was hungry and he did not agree. He makes her finish her whole plate of food because THAT WAS WHAT HE WAS TAUGHT.

I will write more later about the whole models, fashion, madrid, issue.

For now, i bet that rock on my finger could feed a whole country in africa. So please do not comment every time i eat, it's not the right approach at all to this whole women and weight issue.

By the way, the photo beauty was so fab. I can not wait for it to come out!

Underweight Models Banned from Madrid's Runways

Casting agents for Madrid's Fashion Week are forced to chose models that are of healthy weight as determined by Body-Mass Index (BMI) calculations preformed by on-site medics.  We may see similar restrictions in Milan as well.  Advocate groups for people with eating-disorders have expressed support for this.

Excerpt from CNN article:
The Madrid show is using the body mass index or BMI -- based on weight and height -- to measure models. It has turned away 30 percent of women who took part in the previous event. Medics will be on hand at the Sept. 18-22 show to check models.
"The restrictions could be quite a shock to the fashion world at the beginning, but I'm sure it's important as far as health is concerned," said Leonor Perez Pita, director of Madrid's show, also known as the Pasarela Cibeles.


my agency in spain

I went to meet my agency to know if there was work happening now in spain but since the fashion shows were on in madrid, all the editors were in the south. Next stop for them is milan shows, then paris shows, and then two weeks holiday. So there is no work going on here at the moment. I decided though to stay some extra days to go to my favorite place mont serrat and to catch some sunlight on my face. The agency and i spoke about my hair and agreed that i should cut it to be very exact and straight.