A Sad, Telling Quote

“I’ve never met a woman who loves her own body. Ever.”
~L’Wren Scott, via InStyle

Her clientele and fans included SJP, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, and Renée Zellweger – a list that encompasses women sporting big, medium, and small boobs, women with curves and sans curves, tall and short women, ivory- and carmel-skinned women, and women with hair colors and styles of all varieties. Scott knew and worked with “elite” bodies of all conformations, and none of them were happy with how they looked.

Is this a comfort? Does it make you feel normal to hear that women who make a living honing and showcasing their physiques don’t love their bodies either?

Or does it just make you sad that women possessing natural radiance and who can access nearly infinite body refining resources STILL can’t accept their own beauty?

A little of both perhaps? That’s where I land …

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  • Anonymous

    It makes me sad. Really sad.

    Barbara

  • fleur_delicious

    just surfed over from Tricia’s blog – and love it here! Particularly the cat names. I would have responded, but the list is far, far too long and embarassing =)

    I think I fall somewhere in between. I also feel very grateful for tricia’s wardrobe_remix, because I think posting there has really helped my own body dysmorphia. I constnatly find that I look slimmer in those photos than I expect to.

  • Iheartfashion

    That’s very sad.
    I can say I know several women who are perfectly satisfied with their bodies.

  • Samantha

    For years I have fought with my body image. Being married to an exercise maniac who expected me to keep my slim 20 year old form through 20 years of marriage and 3 children did not help my self image much. He was and is (not as much now since it doesn’t help) very vocal about how I look. What cured me was that I looked at pictures of myself when the third child was about a year old and I was slim then, but he hasn’t EVER left me alone about my weight.

    I figured out then that I had to love me and be accepting and yes, even HAPPY with my extra weight. I am built like both of my Grandmothers, women I loved and admired, and even though they are gone I still do.

    So… I eat what I want, I exercise when I feel like it and even though for health reasons I should be about 20 pounds thinner, I don’t STRESS about it anymore and I ignore him when he starts in on me, because I think I look fine, and it is alright when you are 40 and have 3 kids to be 20 pounds overweight!

  • Dani

    I just feel I need to say… I love my body. Really. I think this on a regular basis, and sometimes I feel really vain about it, but it is true. I love my shape, my legs/butt/waist/arms/neck/face all of it. And sometimes I feel a little guilty when I know others are uncomfortable with their bodies and think "I'm glad that's not me." Not because of how they look, but because of how those thoughts hurt them. I'm in my mid-twenties, and thrilled that I'll never be someone that looks at themselves in the mirror in the future and laments over how they didn't appreciate their looks when they were young.