Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sugar Kane

When I first started losing weight, I tore pictures out of US Weekly and Marie Claire of women who I thought were gorgeous and had great bodies. The only "real" looking woman that I had up there was Sara Ramirez (the gorgeous Dr. Callie Torres from Grey's Anatomy). Over time, I've ripped down the unattainable bodies that I had decorating my fridge... Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Lauren Conrad. Instead, I've decided to make a real looking woman my body inspiration:

Miss Marilyn Monroe. Yes, she had her issues (don't we all?), but talk about someone who looks real. Her chest, her hips, her thighs... all real! I've come to the point where I think I could look like a Marilyn. I'll definitely never be a Keira Knightley or Nicole Kidman, but Marilyn is a real girl. I'm coming to the conclusion that I'll always have noticeable hips and thighs, but why hide them? Why not show them off like Miss Monroe did?

I bought a dress this summer. It's sleeveless (a big step for me) and it is black with huge white polkadots. I like to call it my Sophia Loren dress. But then again, it could easily be a Marilyn dress as well. It shows off my much smaller waist and emphasizes my curves. Why should I be concerned about fitting into clothes that Kate Moss could wear, when I could easily emulate one of these real beauties from the past? The best part about it is that whenever I wear it, I get a ton of compliments, which just boosts my self-esteem. Hmm... maybe I should wear that for my date tomorrow!


MargieAnne said...

Love your real women. Sophia Loren is one of my heroes. What woman wouldn't like to look like Marilyn?
It's all attitude, how you carry yourself, think about yourself and of course wear your clothes. Go for the best.

Anonymous said...

I love Marilyn, I love Sara Ramirez. Isn't it sad that it is so hard to find these real looking beauties revered by the media these days, but no matter, doing what you are doing here is exactly what we all ought to do... now if I can just find one that is 5 feet tall... any thoughts? LOL

MizFit said...

yesyesyes on the wearing for the date today.

I adore Sara Ramirez.

I also love america ferrara but am becoming a smidgetad sad as I watch her grow ever smaller.

she looks great now but I just hope she doesnt end up another skinny minny.
have a great fun DAY FILLED WITH COMPLIMENTS sunday.

kikimonster said...

miz... I noticed that about America as well. Sheesh.

RooBabs said...

What a great post. I'm all for "healthy-looking" real role models. I guess my Kelly Ripa motivational picture (where my head replaces hers) probably isn't so realistic, huh? I love reading success stories in magazines about women who have done amazing things through eating better and exercising.

I think Jennifer Love Hewitt's recent weight loss is also commendable (and although she's shorter than me, we have a very similar body shape). It sounds like she's done it in a healthy way, and for healthy reasons. Plus, she still has her curves.

Jenny said...

I think that is a great idea...Marilyn was beautiful and curvy...just like our goal should be.

Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

Although I love to read your blog, I do have to remind you that Marilyn did have plastic surgery, those curves are not all natural. One woman you might want to put up there with Marilyn is the winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 10 Whitney. There have been a number of "plus-sized" models on that show who are real women, and get more work than the others.

kikimonster said...

The only plastic surgery that Marilyn had was a nose job (and supposedly, something done to her chin). As someone who's considered getting a nose job, I'd say that's not such a bad thing.

kikimonster said...

Not to mention... Whitney was soooooooooo annoying :)