2009-03-09

Oh Alber...


Warning!!! Here I go on another one of my idealistic rampages (actually, I think I'm very much a practical realist, but no one else I know does too heh).

After reading an interesting interview with Alber Elbaz at fashionologie, I couldn't help but think to myself "so this is what fashion does to people?" Of course, I already knew about the weight pressures facing today's models, editors, and even designers, but somehow, reading about Alber's rather self depreciating attitude, the point really hit home for me. Seeing him in photos always made me assume he was a sweet and joyful individual.

So I have a little message for my dearest Alber, and any others who may be feeling insufficient themselves: It shouldn't be about being skinny! It should be about being healthy. It should be about eating a nutritious diet that keeps you from getting sick! Even the common cold is unnecessary and avoidable! It should be about a diet that gives you lots of energy, and in turn changes your mood too! In my opinion, the focus shouldn't be put on the weight, it should be put on nutrition and creating a body resistant to age and disease! Happy body, happy minds.

What do you think?

FYI, if anyone is interested in learning about how to build strong healthy cells, I highly recommend Never Be Sick Again: Health is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It by Raymond Francis.

6 comments:

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I read this the other day. It really made me sad. I used to think he was sweet and joyful too. I am overweight and going to fashion school for grad school now. This article made me think that I may have to rethink my dream. Poor Alber can't even be happy with himself.
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Frou Flu said...

wow, thanks for this post sabrina!

Alice X said...

i don't know...i sort of thought of as a fact in fashion, look at the editors, models, everyone's thin. not that i'm agreeing with him but i don't think a man like alber can ever be happy with anything, that would be giving up the search for perfection.

The Frocker said...

I didn't follow the link but I'm assuming it's the article from the New Yorker. I was surprised to hear that he felt that way about his weight, but at the same time, unsurprised at the sentiment because a) in the fashion world, skinny is good, of course, and b) I don't know any overweight people who are absolutely fine with being overweight.

I wish he knew just how much we all love his clothes!! :(

Dr. Debonaire said...

omg this is awful!

deep_in_vogue said...

I think you are right. It is incredible to me, honestly, how unfulfilled some of the most talented people in this industry are. MJ sufferred from depression for a long time until he lost the weight. He might still have issues who knows.. KL also many time commented on how important losing the weight was.. You would think being able to excersize your talent, to develop it and get recognize for it would be more than enough.. You know what I'm thinking? That the only way to be happy is to keep level-headed, and that might be next to impossible at the top of the industry ladder.