Decline Designs

January 19th, 2009 by Michelle

First off, the totally awesome Ashe Mischief of Mischief My Dear is having a giveaway to celebrate the opening of her Etsy shop! Click here to read about the details and see what you can do to get one of her awesome accessories.

I decided to not even read the rest of What You Wear Can Change Your Life, maybe I was a bit hasty, but I got into the third or fourth chapter and just could not handle the general negativity of the book. The color section is great to be sure; but the rest of the book seems to have a general attitude of “well, our bodies suck, and so do your’s, but here’s how you can make the best of it!”. The section in the beginning where they give the overview of their bodies was almost painful to read. I quote - “Damn, I used to be bloody perfect. I was in proportion. Not too fat, not too thin. Now, oh my God, things are very different. A naked Susannah is like a fat white maggot, all folds and undulating movement. … This may sound exaggerated, but it’s how i feel about the parts I don’t like. Luckily for me, however, I have learned to block them out by appreciating what little there is left to love.”

What a great attitude! I think they were going for a tone of I-feel-your-pain camaraderie but it just comes out pretty negative. Not to mention, the woman in question is certainly not large by any means, I would consider her average build or even slightly thinner than average. Combine the pervasive negative attitude with the things like a picture of a, as far as I can tell, pretty cellulite free ass in panties with the caption of “aaagh!” and I don’t thing I can bring myself to trudge through the rest of it.

On a brighter note, however, I picked up a copy of Super Taranta! by Gogol Bordello the other day and I pretty much love it. And I finished American Gods. Next up: Neverwhere.

2 Responses

  1. Ashe Mischief

    What a horrible quote! I know we all have our moments like that, but we should love our bodies, imperfections and all!

    I can’t say I blame you at ALL for not wanting to read that drivel!

  2. Michelle

    I’m glad I’m not the only one! I think the worst part was looking at the picture, her body shape is similar to mine, and I was just like…um…should I be feeling worse about my body? And then I thought wow, no book supposedly about the positive powers of clothes should make you think THAT!

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