DIARY: Skinny models aren’t OK for ads but they’re OK for fashion, right?

Jurassic? Us? From last Sunday’s You magazine, Tamasin Doe’s ‘Fashion details’, under the heading ‘Age Concern’, complimenting Nike for using older people in its ads: ‘Dinosaur executives in the advertising world persist in their belief that the only way to sell anything to us is to stick it on a thin, beautiful person who has only just struggled through puberty.’

Jurassic? Us? From last Sunday’s You magazine, Tamasin Doe’s ‘Fashion

details’, under the heading ‘Age Concern’, complimenting Nike for using

older people in its ads: ‘Dinosaur executives in the advertising world

persist in their belief that the only way to sell anything to us is to

stick it on a thin, beautiful person who has only just struggled through

puberty.’



Flip over to Polly O’Neill’s ‘Hippy hippy shake’ feature on ‘summer’s

essentials’: ‘Low-slung hipsters and fitted cropped tops mean there’s no

room for lumps or bulges.’ As you can see, the accompanying pic is of

three ordinary, dumpy, more mature-type of women. Journalists, don’t you

just love ’em?



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