Saturday, May 13, 2017

WOMAN KNOW THYSELF - From GIBSON GIRLS To BIG BOOTY BABES: HOW MUCH The "PERFECT" FEMALE BODY Has CHANGED In 100 YEARS!!!

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SATURDAY 2017 to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY!!! Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frenemies, and; FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly Folks of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and; Denominations!!!

LADIES;

Have you, u, You, U, or; even YOU ever found yourselves wishing that you had abs like certain athlete, legs like a certain dancer, a waist like a certain actress, breasts like a certain actress/model, or; a butt like a certain singer/dancer/rapper???

If YOU have, PLEASE try to keep in mind that the MEDIA IDEAL of a perfect woman's body is not limited to one particular concept.

Additionally; if you consider yourselves to be au currant with things regarding pop culture, you will notice that from year to year; the STANDARD Will CHANGE.

GREATIST Journalist MARIA HART really is The GREATEST, as; she has done all of the heavy lifting to bring to us HOW MUCH The "PERFECT FEMALE BODY" TYPE Has CHANGED Over 100 YEARS - It REALLY Is REALLY CRAZY!!!
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Meet the “it girl” of the era: the GIBSON GIRL

Illustrator Charles Gibson was to the early 1900s what trend-setting fashion photographers are today. His dream girl, broadcast on the pages of LIFE magazine, Collier’s, and Harper’s, quickly became the BeyoncĂ© of her era. Women raced to copy the signature look: A showstopping feminine body like a looping figure-8, thanks to a super-cinched corset. (Don’t try this at home!) Linda M. Scott writes in Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism, "The Gibson Girl was not dainty… she was dark, regal in bearing, [and] quite tall.”
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Unlike the frozen beauty of the decade before, the FLAPPER is constantly in motion. The exaggerated curves of Gibson are gone and replaced with small bust and hips.
In fashion, the waistline moves several inches below the navel, making narrow hips a necessity. But don’t be fooled, the flapper doesn’t lack sex appeal; the focus has simply shifted downward to the legs, where a shorter knee-length hemline could expose the flash of a garter while doing a “shimmy.”

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The SOFT SIREN enters with a less boxy, more fitted silhouette. The natural waist (around the belly button) comes back and there’s a hint of shoulder too. And the flat-chested look so popular in the 1920s gives way to a small bustline, likely a direct result of the new bra-cup sizing invented in this era. The media embraces a slightly more curvaceous body, making this era a stepping-stone from the streamlined, petite look of the 1920s toward the curvier 1940s. Photoplay, the People magazine of its day, declares actress Dolores del Rio to have the “best figure in Hollywood.” The article applauds her “warmly curved” and “roundly turned” figure.


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Thanks to World War II, military shoulders (broad, boxy, and aggressive) become the look du jour. Angularity is the order of the day. Bras take on a pointed look too, with names like "bullet" and "torpedo." 

All that translates into the look of the moment: a long-limbed, taller, and squarer silhouette - the STAR-SPANGLED GIRL.

Don’t be fooled by Rosie the Riveter, the ideal body type still doesn’t include flexing biceps. But it does become taller, and more commanding, possibly echoing women’s expanding role in the workforce while men are on the battlefield.
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In the 1950s, the ideal body type reaches Jessica Rabbit proportions. After the angularity of the war era, a soft voluptuousness was prized above all else. Ads of the time even advised “skinny” women to take weight-gain supplements like Wate-On to fill out their curves. Playboymagazine and Barbie were both created in this decade, echoing a tiny-waisted, large-chested ideal - the HOURGLASS.
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The TWIG declared that THIN Is IN. JESSICA RABBIT Is OUT.

The look is now fresh-faced, girlish, and androgynously trim. Models like Twiggyand Jean Shrimpton (aka “The Shrimp”) represented a new ideal: doll-faced, super slender, and petite. The clothing supports this look: shrunken shift dresses remove the cinched waistline, and fashion demands of a smaller bust and slim hips

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The DISCO DIVA was STILL pressured to maintain a slim-hipped, flat-stomached body in order to rock these fashions at the discotheque. The overall look remains lean, especially in the torso, but curves start to come back.
BLACK PRIDE and BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL gave way to BEVERLY JOHNSON becoming the first BLACK WOMAN to BLESS the cover of VOGUE Magazine.
DARNELLA THOMAS broke ground with an ad for the fragrance, CHARLIE.

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Amazonian supermodels reign supreme. These tall, leggy women come to represent the new feminine ideal. 
Women like Elle MacPhersonNaomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista lead the stampede off the runway and into the heart of pop culture, dominating the media and music videos of this decade.
The 1980s also ushers in an era of fitness. 
Aerobics and jogging take off, and for the first time, muscles are ACCEPTABLE and DESIRABLE on WOMEN.
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KATE MOSS ushers in the era of the waif. 
HEROIN CHIC becomes the look for the gaunt look associated with Seattle’s grunge music scene.
Also; a lot of models and musicians were using HEROIN.
Slouchy jeans, oversized fraying sweaters, and even unisex fragrances (CK One, we’re calling you out) all support the petite and androgynous waif look. Hollywood also embraces the look. 
Actor BEN STILLER said about Actress WINONA RYDER;
 "She's like a little figurine for the coffee table!"
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Gone is the pale, gaunt, glass-eyed look of the 90s. Now we enter an era of visible abs and airbrushed tans. 

Supermodel GISELLE BUNDCHEN is crowned “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Hollywood actresses follow her lead hiring a small army of personal trainers and layering on a couple coats of spray tan during awards season.
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It's a BIG BOOTY BONANZA, Baby!!!
That’s this decade’s contribution to the shifting landscape of women’s body image. 
SIR MIX-A-LOT stated;
“you can do side-bends or sit-ups, but please don’t lose that butt,”

The media is now finally carrying the banner.
DESTINY'S CHILD made BOOTYLICIOUS bodies Da BOMB!!!
NICKI MINAJ and JENNIFER LOPEZ respectively release their tributes to the almighty buttock: ANACONDA, and; BOOTY
In Anaconda, Minaj holds a workout session while backup dancers wearing shorts that read "Bunz" do squats to the beat. 
LADIES:
Like EVERYTHING ELSE In ALL Of POP CULTURE, Body Ideals are a TREND.
TRENDS will never stop changing.
Actress/Comedian/TV Star TINA FEY said via her book, BOSSYPANTS;
“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall a$$, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll t*ts.”
Yours Truly CCG really DOES feel that you ONLY need A,B, and; C. 
ATTITUDE, BRAINS, and CONFIDENCE will NEVER Go OUT Of STYLE!!!
HAPPY GOD BLESS YOUR PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL BODY MOTHER'S DAY SATURDAY NIGHT 2017!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And SATURDAY NIGHT BLESSINGS;
-CCG

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