Holidays are over.
We are now facing the issue of stepping on the scale, taking the measuring tape and coping with the fact that "one more slice" does add up to our waist circumference.
I know that the magazines are nowadays filled with images of celebrities who gained weight; and as we watch them we get the idea that "we all suffer together". It makes us feel closer to them, because: "See, they are human too.. they gain weight too."
That is why I never buy a January edition of any magazine. By February all those chubby, curved, lovely full-figure celebrities will be back in their "too slim to handle" look - and we'll all love to dislike them again.
I prefer my celebrities well fed, fit and packed in a single word: a bombshell.
There’s an idea that Hollywood actresses of the 1920's and 1930's had an easier go of than today’s starlets in terms of body shape and pressure.
But I found this 1931 article from Photoplay magazine that shows that while beauty standards may have been different back then, they sure were not any less normative or idealized.
Let us take a look at it.
(You can open the images in another tab, they are quite large)
Ultimately, the famous women of the 1920's and 1930's may not have faced quite as much pressure to be rail thin, but they still were expected to conform to certain standards .
Though the Photoplay editors mention this as a lamentable thing, they go on to publish the heigh/weight/measurements of the Hollywood actresses and encourage readers to compare themselves.
Are we going to go on with comparing?
♥♥ Pinky Honey