Beautiful Women Plus “Sports Illustrated” , June 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #576)

Love this image of three beautiful women plus “Sports Illustrated” from Buzzfeed!


Thanks to Marie Astra of the Obsessive Behavior blog for sharing the Buzzfeed article link


Think, The Three Graces painted by Rubens below:


To all the curvy women of the world, we are beautiful!




About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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10 Responses to Beautiful Women Plus “Sports Illustrated” , June 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #576)

  1. Marie Astra says:

    I love this! I love all the ways people are trying to portray a more “average” size woman’s body. I won’t say “normal” because what does that even mean? I feel bad for people in the entertainment industry who are forced to maintain an extremely slim look. I also feel bad for regular people who feel they have to look like that to be attractive. We need more stuff like this!!


    • Hi Marie!
      I agree wholeheartedly about portraying real women of all shapes and sizes. And the people in the entertainment industry can help create a new aesthetic–broadening the definition of beauty, and they can stop perpetuating the rather recent 20th century view of thinness, etc., equals beauty.

      As we can see from the 17th century Rubens painting of The Three Graces I posted above, a round body was beautiful–indicating health (and well nourished) and fecundity (fertility), prized attributes when death and disease claimed thousands.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting, and pointing me to the first graphic and article.

      Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. June 2, 2014–Thanks for liking this post!

    Herba, Marie Astra, saraobsessed, and Ania


  3. I was never a fan of Hollyweird’s notion of what a beautiful body should look like. The women in that top photo look fabulous and healthy.


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  5. Kitty says:

    In the words of Ray Stephens, “Everybody’s beautiful in their own way. And to bring this into the 21st century, here is an interview of Rick Guidotti (fashion photographer) by my friend Carly, who has ichthyosis (different type than our little dearies)

    And the link to Rick Guidotti’s Positive Exposure page

    Being a member-in-law of the ichthyosis community has made me look at every person – every person – individually. I am completely ashamed of how I use to look at people who didn’t measure up to what I once thought was beautiful. It is very liberating to break out of that box with the label “This is beauty.” It is oppressive for EVERYONE to try to measure up to the supposed ideal perfection that can only be achieved with photo shop.


    • Well said, Kitty!
      Wellsaid! Thanks for sharing the link and the video! And dear readers, my DF Kitty has been sharing throughout May about Ichthyosis. It is a very personal issue for her because her beautiful family members are affected by it. Kitty has kindly shared a website where we can learn more about Ichthyosis. Here is that link for you as well:

      Cheers! Grati ;->


  6. June 04, 2014–Unbelievable! In 2012, actress Melissa McCarthy was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. But designers would not design a dress for her:–i-couldn-t-find-anybody-to-dress-me-for-the-oscars-231220669.html


  7. June 04, 2014–And they just keep coming! RAFrenzy (Thanks!) pointed to an elementary school’s “fat shaming” campaign detailed here:

    And here is RAFrenzy’s blog post with the link and her comment–as well as, several visitors’ comments:


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