The power of fat talk and the time for change

I will never forget the day I heard a six year old, who I am related to, say “this coat makes me look fat.” She was not, in fact, remotely overweight, nor did she fully understand the words coming out of her mouth. I knew that this young one was only repeating things she had heard from others. So from…
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Karl Lagerfeld’s “fat” comments coming back to haunt him?

Looks like Karl Lagerfeld’s fat comments are once again coming back to haunt the man who famously fought the battle of the bulge himself. The Huffington Post reported this morning that Karl Lagerfeld is being sued by a group called Belle, Ronde, Sexy et je M’assume. The women defending curvy girls everywhere are accusing Lagerfeld of “defamatory and discriminatory comments,” and…
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59-year-old Christie Brinkley puts 20-year-olds to shame on new cover of Haute …

In the early 80’s, Billy Joel released a video called “Uptown Girl.” Christie Brinkley was the star, the woman that prompted a whole generation of men to loose their jaws to the floor. She was one of the “supers” that would define a generation of supermodels. Today, thirty years later, Brinkley is nearly 60 years old. Three decades may have…
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Lena Dunham has a message for those who call her fat

Occasionally on twitter there are tweets that deserve special recognition, aka their own space to shine here on Fashion Foie Gras. Enter Lena Dunham, the girl behind Girls who has made great strides in reworking the way in which we see the modern twenty-something. Lena Dunham is not supermodel thin. She’s also not fat. She’s probably right there in the…
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Karl Lagerfeld apologizes (sort of) for the Adele comments in the Metro

Wendy Williams had a thing or two to say about Karl Lagerfeld calling Adele “fat” this week. His exact words were “She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” Mainly Wendy took the high ground and reminded the audience that Karl himself used to have a weight problem. Well there goes her…
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