Body Beat | Kim Kardashian Fronts Vogue Australia | Solveig Mork Hansen For Wonderbra | Is Clavicle Fat Back?
Kim Kardashian: Vogue Australia Beach Goddess
We couldn’t be happier to read the cover message on Vogue Australia’s February 2015 featuring Kim Khardashian lensed by Gilles Bensimon: Fashion’s new sensuality.
These words about sensuality are music to AOC readers ears, although prudence and rational thinking demands that we wait to see if this strong message permeates the fashion universe.
After all, fashion monasticism is alive and well in the minds of many designers as a deliberate suppression of breasts and curves, body attributes more likely in the physiques of women who aren’t size 0.
More important in the current world of fashion is the implicit message that women should quell our sexual appetite and joys of responsible sex and buy designer clothes instead. We are the sum of our clothes, not the sum of our spirits. How much better would it be to spend less money on our clothes and invest more of ourselves and our money in the planet and its people? This challenge is deeply embedded in Anne of Carversville and is best understood by reading this article xxxxx
Note that women can be sensual at every size from 0 to 20. But it’s also true that muscles and a certain amount of body fat are necessary for women’s physical health and wellbeing. AOC argues that muscles and fat are also necessary for psychological wellbeing and libido.
We have reams of writing on this topic: the intersection of physicality and sexuality and were busy organizing these articles over the Christmas holidays.
Solveig Mork Hansen for Wonderbra
The Danish ‘it’ girl and IMG model Solveig Mork Hansen expands her Wonderbra relationship for 2015.Hanse follows a string of beautiful Wonderbra women launched by Eva Herzigova in the original Wonderbra ‘Hello Boys’ campaign. Eva’s billboard has been voted the best of all time and caused multiple car crashes around the world.
As a staunch feminist, I love the Wonderbra campaign and wish it had evolved to a different result for American women around our sensuality — instead of witnessing the sad downsizing of fashion-industry models when we began flexing our Smart Sensuality muscles.
One of the most graphic examples of downsizing models from US size 4-6 (always with exceptions, of course) to size 0 is the evolution of Eva Herzigova’s body and the topic of clavicle (or collarbone) fat.
Read my essay and see images of a more robust Eva Herzigova. When Herzigova was lensed in Cannes, she had absolutely no clavicle fat (left), compared to her earlier Wonderbra days.
Just to be clear, Eva rebounded into a more sensual, healthy body type whi AOC showcased in Eva Herzigova’s Clavicle Fat by Nicolas Moore for Elle France January 2013.
Just in case you believe I’ve exaggerating the topic of clavicle fat — which I find more sensual than bones — read one of our first posts on that topic, referencing a May 2007 article in the NYTimes:
As the rest of women’s bodies recede in spring fashions, the clavicles, or collarbones, and the upper chest between them, is rising to prominence. Toned shoppers who want to show off their self-discipline in the face of dessert are choosing dresses with a low, but not plunging neckline, a look that is transforming the area above the breasts into an unlikely new subject for women to obsess over.