The Kate Moss Motto

In an interview with WWD supermodel and style icon Kate Moss stated that one of her mottos is “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”. In all honesty, this is not especially surprising considering that Moss is famous for her slender, waif-like features, but it is still worth questioning how far is too far when addressing weight issues. With our current obsession with celebrities and public image reaching near stalker level, women of all ages are feeling the pressure to be skinnier, prettier, and in general just better people. After all, what celebrity doesn’t have his or her own charity now? And perhaps the core issue of this problem is that we believe that “skinny” automatically leads to “pretty” which must mean that to be skinny is to be pretty. If Kate Moss says that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”, then I’m going to delude myself into thinking that if I can lose say, 20 more pounds, I’ll somehow also become cool and fashionable. This is, of course, not true, since I possess neither Moss’s trend-making abilities nor her rockstar boyfriends, but perhaps being thinner will bring me closer to that lifestyle. It is a vicious cycle, and I know many out there have probably thought the same thing at least once or twice in the past 24 hours. While I don’t blame Moss for speaking her mind, I do believe that this requires a closer look into what sort of person we are being pressured to be.

image courtesy of fakingfashion

As a side note, here is another quote from the interview that I thought sort of made up for the whole skinny part.

“It sounds really corny, but I think that if you’re beautiful inside, it shows on the outside for sure. You can be a pretty face, but if you’re not a nice person, it just doesn’t work. I’m not traditionally a beauty, but apparently people think I’m all right. If you’re a nice person, it definitely helps.”

Who knew Kate was such a sweetheart?

Aimee Shimizu
BARE Reporter

4 comments:

  1. i personally don't take anything she says or does seriously because i think she looks coked out 90% of the time and is a horrible role model but a lot of people aren't able to come to that conclusion. she needs to use what's left of her brain that she hasn't completely burnt away via crack and stop making statements like that.

    models need to keep their mouths shut.

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  2. I like Kate Moss. She's been coked out, she's dated coked out guys, and she's so thin! I love the quote. White issues will always be a hot topic in the fashion industry. In my opinion, I agree with her, nothing tastes better than being skinny. Skinny is addicting.

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  3. As long as you are happy with yourself :)

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  4. It's funny how the media has come to brainwash a majority of the population as the criteria for "beautiful women." We need a wake-up call every once in a while to remind ourselves that we shouldn't entirely consume what the media forcefeeds us.

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