Dieting Christina Hendricks Inspires Barbie & Flatter Me Bra

Vanity Fair Magazine, ‘Madmen’ June 2008

Truthfully, I have no idea what Christina Hendricks looks like these days. We’ll go with this version of the volumptuous actress at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 30 in Los Angeles. All the Madmen Barbies are on the market now, with virtually no difference between Hendricks and January Jones.

Christina has been dieting, and we refer readers to our earlier Christina Hendricks vs Barbie doll article.

Christina, who reported measurements of 39D-30-39 in October 2010 said she was tired of being an icon of curvaceousness which was just another industry word for calling her fat.

Here’s another, very recent picture of Christina Hendricks, who said last fall that her goal was losing about 30 pounds.

Christina Hendricks arrives at the opening celebration for the Vivenne Westwood flagship store and Palladium Jewelry Collection in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP / Matt Sayles

All the new Barbie dolls, inspired by Madmen, are ready for loving homes with only reruns to watch until the delayed fifth season debuts in early 2012, not this summer.

Returning to Christina Hendricks, British retailer Marks & Spencer has created a new Flatter Me bra inspired by the star’s (former?) hourglass figure. The four-way bra — shown here in a terrible ill-fitting photograph that never would have left my Victoria’s Secret Fashion Director office — uses traditional boning and deep wings to remove the overspill or ‘muffin top’ bulges that are generated by many bras, and especially ones worn the wrong size.

Daily Mail UK reports that the new bra will slim, push up, plunge and allow a woman to wear it strapless. Looking at the bra on this model, we have absolutely no idea what it does for the woman who actually seeks to wear it for a reason.

There are days the battle for some larger models seems just hopeless, but the bra is a sound idea and M&S excels at innovation in their lingerie. Anne