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P52-12 #4:everyday’s hero and “January Sky”

Hello

I have to be fast writing the photo-challenge posts :) So I pout them into one!

First comes project 52 No.4, it’s “Alltagsheld“(the other participants may have chosen another topic for this week!)  so like everday’s hero… I thought about that long time but didn’t come to a comblusion. So when I was walking through my room I found my everyday’s hero: Robert Smith <3

Coming to the next project: January Sky (Januar Himmel) by Luzia Pimpinella

I don’t really get the idea behind it (well shoting photos post them and link them and maybe get better by taking photos…but I don’t get if it is a challenge all over the year or not :D maybe someone can help me out??? Vivi???

So, these three are my January Sky:

didn’t reduce the colours, it WAS actually like that… View from my working place <3

Another day, same town. Freiburger Münster

Same day, same town, different place: Inside of Schwarzes Kloster, Freiburg. I was just having a hat-making course at the VHS… more to that on another post… (Actually I made two great hats, but I have to finish them, still!)

Have a great Febuary and shot as many photos as you can! Challenge??? ;)

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New Shoes

… And suddenly everything is right.

After this serious post the last time I have to be a little happier again (and a little more girlsh, too!)

Last week I ordered my new pair of vans, with Flamingos! When I was 18 I had like 3 pairs of them and I know that one pair was broken, what happened to the other 2 pairs I seriously have no idea…

So, here are the new ones :)

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Size and what it matters to me

“got called fat by a paper & must say,on a bad day & just in general being a girl & getting called fat can suck. but more importantly,the main thing that concerns me is that one of you,a normal shaped non model sized girl could read that shit & feel down on yourselves too! so just incase,it’s ok to be a size 12 & you don’t have to be hungry to be happy! riot not diet 4 life. V was so much fun,can’t wait for more tour.” Kate Nash on facebook

Being a girl is pretty hard, you have to look pretty, be kind and nice, be individual and just yourself plus: be skinny.

Now that the new year has come everyone is talking about getting rid of some extra pounds (mostly) she doesn’t need. In the bookstores of my town are huge windows full of diet books, health books, yoga(instead THIS is healthy and well for you) and so on, I could write a whole page about it.

I was always pleased with my body, when I was a young girl I always used to say “I want to get bigger, I’m too skinny”… I was really skinny as a girl, I could eat what I wanted, I didn’t become bigger.I did sports and have gardeners as parents, maybe that is a reason why I didn’t really become big at all (although I had bad eating habits when I haven’t been a vegetarian yet)

I think when I turned 20 that changed. I still ate a lot but, instead of all the years before, I gained some pounds. And didn’t really care. I didn’t have a scale to weight myself, if I still fit in my favorite trousers it’ll be fine… But also that changed.

So I put it lower and lower in the drawer so I won’t be reminded of this really cool trousers, I still don’t fit in anymore. Do I want to fit in again? Kind of…

Even if I am always saying I am happy with my body, my size and my heaviness lightness, I am not. I don’t know, when this change came, but it did. And I am here to say it out loud. When the clock strikes six in the afternoon I am always thinking about food: I am hungry and I say to myself: No, don’t eat. But why??? And I have to say, I am not “fat” and I don’t care if others are.

I think it comes with EVERYBODY TALKING about sizes and pounds and whatever… No one is really talking about feeling well and happy in their bodies but being skinny… I still don’t get why my mind is also spinning around that, but it is. And I am trying to change that.

I have a normal size, some little curves, they could be more I suppose :D

When I saw the ad of this issue http://issuu.com/plusmodelmag/docs/plus_model_magazine_plus_size_january_2012/61

I was so happy, that some people really think about what lifestyle and fashion magazines can do to women.

I’ve just been reminded of a photography of Kate Winslet in some bullshit magazine, where she wears a gorgeous dress(I love the idea of this dress!) by Stella McCartney and the category she was in was like: Do and Don’t.

She, in sight of the magazine, was a don’t. In their opinion she was looking fat in that dress, but actually it fitted her perfectly just as sewn for her body. They just don’t see that, clothes actually have to “fit” people and not being lose around them. What do you think? Is she “fat” in that dress? Come on!

But there is hope: Some magazines in Germany (all around the “Brigitte“) are only advertising with “No-Models”, normal women like you and me, and I think this is the future I am talking about hopefully! And also the Suicide Girls (Love ’em!) also host normal and plus sized girls, and no models :)

So I have to say a few more little words to all these magazine authors:
Shut up and fuck the hell off!

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