Monday, November 10, 2008

Vogue Praises Arlenis' Curves

At de la Renta’s collection…she scored top honors: opening and closing the show in a color-block maillot and a strapless silver evening dress...both of which showed off her jaw-dropping curves (yes, curves!) to spectacular effect.

Arlenis Sosa. Lovely girl. Slim but relatively healthy looking figure. I don't know anyone who would accuse the girl of being full-figured but I had to look again after reading this piece in Vogue Magazine.   Everyone knows that the fashion industry is a tad masochistic when it comes to women's bodies so I wonder if their praise of her "breathtaking" curves is really a backhanded compliment. We've already read fashion insider's complaints about black model's bodies so this comment just ads fuel to the fire. To me, Vogue is saying "Arlenis may hot be right now but lets be clear, she's not like our "regular" models!" I just hope that Arlenis (who appears to be very careful with what she eats) doesn't read this the same way and try to get that "unhealthy but employed" look.


DON'T SWEAT IT said...

HA! I completely agree with the last few sentences of what you said, with regards to Arlenis not being a "regular" models.

She has a great body regardless of what fashion insiders say or rather, how they say it.

Chic Noir said...

I noticed that she didn't book many shows in Paris or Milan. I wondered if it was because of her weight. Arlenis has the body of Naomi Campbell.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I think she is stunning. Def. one of the more interesting model.

I see Jen Aniston is on the cover of Dec. Vogue. Can we please cut back on the celeb covers? Most of them are zzzzzzzzing.

Trendy Gourmandise said...

not in france

Wordweaver21 said...

arlenis is very plain looking; safe-pretty and the black girl next door type. She looks more like a video vixen than a top model. But when the industry likes you and decide to make you a star, they'll do anything, regardless of your potential

*cough* Chanel Iman *cough*