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March 6, 2008

C’mon Nina, it’s only three little letters

Filed under: Fat and Famous — Miss Plumcake @ 10:35 am

Want a good laugh? Watch Nina Garcia, the editor of Elle who views Kate Moss as the epitome of effortless chic practically stroke out on camera in her attempt to avoid using the word “fat.”  I don’t know anything about this woman but one gets the feeling she would rather French kiss a blood relative than have to talk about dressing a big girl.

Um, fuller girls um, wearing full…when you’re, full…

 Seriously, it’ll do your heart good.


  1. My very unscientific analysis of the Garcia video: I think Nina Garcia when in her teens and 20’s was much thinner than she is now and some women find it difficult to accept a larger body because to accept that would also mean to possibly accept getting older.

    As for the Kate Moss love, all I kept thinking was “well, when you’re wanting your cocaine fix, you really don’t care about what you look like” So pretty much as long as Kate doesn’t look like a completely bloody mess, I guess it could be considered chic?

    But, I have to say I did like Nina’s choices in adjectives. Watching her squirm was interesting.

    Comment by Lisa — March 6, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  2. I’ve read her Little Black Book of Style (which I actually mainly bought because of the pictures – Ruben Toledo is simply brilliant) and there were many things I couldn’t agree with: I really hate Ballet Flats and I definetely can’t agree on fur – I would never, ever wear fur, no matter if this would make me the epitome of style or not.
    And in this video she’s flaunting her own rule that “Cleavage always looks cheap”, which I don’t really agree to also, but then again: nice decollete.
    Wonder what she actually consinders “fuller or curvacious” – Size 8?

    Comment by teapunk — March 6, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Oh Nina, Nina, Nina. Ten thousand words to cover up the fact you can’t bring yourself to say ‘fat’ and yet you repeat ‘effortless’ over and over and over again. Does your Thesaurus have no words for anything other than fat in it?

    Comment by Twistie — March 6, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  4. Who cares what Nina says? In my opinion she, even with her slight plastic surgery”tweaking” since last season, and Kate Moss are not remotely attractive.

    Comment by Lilly Munster — March 6, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  5. Wow, did she look uncomfortable talking about… um… uh… “fuller” women.

    But she just had a baby recently, so it wouldn’t surprise me if that triggered a bit of a body image crisis.

    Comment by Magpie — March 7, 2008 @ 1:38 am

  6. Am I the only one who thinks of “full” as the opposite of “empty?”

    Yeah, it was fun to watch her fumble. Hee!

    Comment by Jenna — March 7, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

  7. Oof. That was kind of uncomfortable.

    Comment by Nariya — March 8, 2008 @ 11:27 am

  8. Lol, cleavage always looks cheap? Well, she’s flaunting her cleavage in that video. She just sounds like she’s a at a loss for words the whole time. She’s not a natural speaker, public or otherwise. Oh, and I also LOVE Kate Moss. She is the epitome of chic. Yes, a fat girl can adore skinny, little Kate Moss. ;)

    Comment by Angel — March 9, 2008 @ 8:59 am

  9. Oh, that was a laugh. One could have cut the video by 20 seconds by removing what she repeated.

    Comment by Olivia — March 9, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

  10. My cleavage doesn’t look cheap – it looks fantastic :D. Hee!

    Some of her statements are true – wear things that fit you and basic shapes are the best place to start – but that’s across the board for EVERYONE.

    I did not agree with her “avoid layers” because it plays into the “looking marginally bigger is horrid, try to appear as small as possible” ideology. Looking bigger isn’t the end of the world.

    Yes, when I wear my new dark denim jacket with military tailoring, I look larger – but I also look adorable. Especially if I pair it unzipped over a cleavage revealing shirt….muahahaha…

    Comment by De — March 10, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  11. “But she just had a baby recently, so it wouldn’t surprise me if that triggered a bit of a body image crisis.”

    Magpie, you know it did, especially since her compatriot Heidi apparently lost her baby weight in, what, 10 minutes?

    Avoid layers. Hmph. Didn’t we have, like, A YEAR of layers in Elle? Who came up with the shatteringly hideous “short jacket over a long shirt” that we were subjected to here in NYC until our eyeballs bled? Huh, Nina from Elle on Earth? Who???

    *takes deep breath*

    I am going to yoga class, where I will wear as many layers as possible in an effort to flout high fashion dudgeon approximately a season late.

    *runs away*

    Comment by m — March 16, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

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