“Whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”
The paragon of bone-thin beauty used to be Kate Moss, who has been replaced on the thinspo blogs by Kiera Knightley, Nicole Richie and nameless Victoria’s Secret models. The most revered, however, is Mary-Kate Olsen, who was admitted to rehab for her eating disorder in 2004. The major aesthetic theme is fragility. Many girls write about their desire to become ‘fragile’ or ‘delicate.’ Instead of emulating the narco-erotic bad-girl persona Moss exuded, the new thin worshipers prefer the frillier, wispy, bird-girl aesthetic; today, it’s about dainty rather than dangerous. The epigram for a popular thinspo blog reads: ‘light as a feather, floating away.’
“Anorexics are finding ‘thinspiration’ on Web,” by Natasha Vargas-Cooper (via thedailyfeed)
While I think these girls are ridiculous and need help… I love Kate Moss. And not because she’s thin.