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An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Forget Size Zero, Next Season We’re Shooting For -2…

Posted on | November 17, 2006 |

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(Reuters) Brazil mourns as anorexia claims another model’s life

(Reuters) Claudia Schiffer says models are too thin

(LondonSundayTimes) Fashion’s No 1 stylist, or just a great big zero?

Every once in a while, we see speculation about whether or not the latest lollipop girl is a friend of Ana (lollipop: big round head on a stick). We know Nicole Ritchie is, or isn’t. We hear rumors about Cameron Diaz, Lindsey Lohan, etc., etc.. But with another model starving herself to death, we gotta say that there’s something truly creepy going on. A recent study shows(Reuters) Anorexics attribute meaning to their symptoms, and I can’t help but wonder if we are not seeing another outbreak of that mystical starvation that afflicted many women mystics in the later middle ages. Only instead of spiritual marriage to God, are we looking at the worship of an unattainable physical ideal, complete with its own spirituality of the flesh as personified by Ana and Mia? I don’t think Spain’s prohibition of runway models with a BMI under 18 is going to have any serious effect.

Next Week, Being Thanksgiving Week, we will only appear on Monday and Wednesday–have a good weekend.

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