My art director arrives in 20 minutes to go over her ideas for my corporate identity (new business cards soon–yay!). Since I can tell I’m not going to have the luxury of in-depth writing today, I hope you don’t mind these three interesting snippets for now:
1. This from a July article in the Mirror–artist Tracey Emin had her breasts reduced from 34G to 34DD. I have never had the back or neck aches that some large-breasted women experience, but I sympathize with those who do. From the picture on the top, you can see she wasn’t shy about her breasts to begin with. It saddens me when a woman gets a reduction out of shame or embarrassment, and it makes me mad when others pressure her to get one. I’m thinking of a mother who told me at a networking event her daughter should have her 34DD’s reduced.
2. After the jump, see Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, who wanted a reduction but never got one.
Is 34DD the magic number? From this article:
“I wanted surgery,” says Vergara. “I told my mom, ‘As soon as I’m older, please take these boobs away.’ She said, ‘Sofia, shut up. When you’re 18, it will be different.’ ‘I was like, ‘Why would I want these huge t—?’ I’m a 34 DD. It’s hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper.”
Now, however, she feels differently. “I’m grateful I have them, and honestly, they’ve helped me a lot in my career,” she says. “And I’ve always felt sexy.”
3. Finally, this isn’t only breast-related, but it goes along with yesterday’s post. I wasn’t interested in the Ines Sainz story until I saw her on The Today Show at the gym this morning. In every picture they showed, she wore Look at Me clothes. It makes sense. That’s what reporters do, especially female reporters for channels that target a Latin American population. There’s so much to think and write about this, but my art director has just arrived and I have to go. I’d love to hear your thoughts.