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Sunday
Oct182009

Top German women's magazine Brigitte makes radical change to promote real women

Brigitte, the most read women's magazine in Germany, has decided to stop working with professional models in order to work with and use images of women who are more physically representative of its readers.

This move follows on from Glamour's announcement last month to show a more diverse representation of women.

When two big successful magazines take steps like this and when we hear about the new charter in Canada (see below) it really seems like something in the air is changing and that people are cottoning onto the fact that the fashion industry has not been doing women's gorgeously diverse bodies justice.   

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/6263810/German-womens-magazine-Brigitte-bans-models.html

Reader Comments (2)

what a great idea of Brigitte. I'm sure that the model body immage will not change soon, but that's a small step into a new mode generation.
hope that some other magazines carry on!!!
wonderful front picture of Brigitte
October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRiccarda H
Hello,Great article. You need to interview the wonderful lady from The Fat and Forty blog http://thefatandforty.blogspot.com/ She really tells it like it is. She is a 40 something singer/songwriter/musician/teacher from Vancouver, Canada. She manages 1 Vancouver actor, Cainan Wiebe and 1 Vancouver singer/songwriter, Hailey Morgan and is producer/director/writer of EiKids http://www.eikids.ca/ She is incredible and she is Fat and Forty. She writes inspiring blog posts for real women struggling with the bulge and shares insights into her fast paced world. She is amazing!!!

Thanks!
December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHank Thomas
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