Marvelous Girl Has Moved!

Return of the curves: Interview with supermodel Lara Stone

Posted on: December 18, 2009

photo by Willy Vanderperre

At five foot ten and a size 4, supermodel Lara Stone has struggled to fit in. Stone is about two sizes larger than her modeling peers, but this has not stopped her career from skyrocketing. “Lara Stone has a gorgeous women’s body,” affirms fan Karl Lagerfeld.

Stone has appeared in ad campaigns for the likes of Givenchy and has walked the runway for almost every major designer including Marc Jacobs and Balmain. In the article Hello Gorgeous, Vogue recalls the days when stylists came to a shoot armed with pins to make the clothes fit the models and examines the absurdity of the thought that clothes only hang nicely on super-skinny girls (aka coat hangers). The opposite is also true – some clothes look better on bodies with “boobs,” which is why Stone’s career has flourished.

Could her unexpected success mean the return of curves? In the January issue of Vogue, Stone opens up to Rebecca Johnson about how difficult it can be to constantly hear how different she is, her methods of coping, and how she views herself now.

 Highlights From The Article

On being a size four in a land of zeros: “It’s depressing when the clothes don’t fit and you are always the odd one out…I was on a shoot last week and the stylist took out this tight corset dress and said, ‘Here, put it on,’ and I was like, ‘Who are you kidding?’ There was no way, so that was very rude of her. It’s like, come on, she’s a woman; whether you’re buying jeans at the mall, or wearing couture, you know what it’s like for clothes not to fit. It’s not an easy kind of rejections, because it’s very personal. It’s you, you’re body. You take it to heart.”

On trying to lose weight and how it created a whole new set of problems: “She has tried to lose weight with diet and exercise, but nothing worked: ‘ I even tried pills, but they made my heart race.’ Eventually, Stone admits, she started drinking alcohol to get through the day. Nobody in the business noticed…Stone knew she had a problem. ‘I was waking up shaking, I couldn’t do anything until I had a drink. I hated it. I didn’t like the person I became. Plus, I was looking like absolute shit, waking up with a swollen red face, pimples everywhere.’”

On how she views herself now: “People still tell me I’m fat, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not what I see.”

If you would like to read the full article, click here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 659,583 hits

Top Clicks

  • None

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: