As The Body Changes :: Model Envy


I overate this past holiday season. And because I overate, I did not sleep well.  Which means that on more than one ocassion, I found myself wide awake at 3 am surfing the ‘net.  Truth be told, although sleep would have been welcome, it was nice to catch up on something of the things my hectic 4th quarter prevented me from doing … you know, reading books, magazines, perusing my favorite websites and blogs, etc.  One of my early morning discoveries was ASOS.  I knew ASOS existed.  For those of you who don’t know, ASOS stands for As Seen On Screen.  Yup, if you see someone on tv or in a movie wearing something and you must have it, ASOS is the online store for you.  In essence, it’s a global online clothing store that stocks some of the hottest designers and great knockoffs for the 16 year olds they cater to, see below for more explanation.

Anyways, I’ve linked to ASOS a million times from other sites and blogs and had a pretty good sense of the type of clothes they stocked.  Well, let’s just say I spent a good chunk of time on their sale page.  Great clothes and good sale prices, but I was shocked at how young and how SKINNY the models were.  I mean really?  Anyone that young and skinny cannot afford to pay for a $500 pair of leather jeggings on sale, right?  Then, I looked at the “About Us” page and was a little dismayed to discover that their target audience is fashion forward 16-34 year-olds. Really?  Don’t they know that 40 is the new 30?!?!!?  But, that did explain the stick thin models without an inch of curve.  That said, my late night online carousing did inspire me to re-commit myself to the gym and Physique 57. I’ll never be a skinny 16 year old again, nor do I want to be, but I do want to get back to my fighting weight and there’s no time like the present to put a plan into action.

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