From the ancient Indian sculptures to the Italian paintings, women were celebrated in their real forms with curves and bellies. I don't know when we moved towards this perfect body obsession but like all girls, I grew up with it even in India. As a teenager, I profoundly remember the moment of realization that as long as you are thin, you are pretty. This was my Hollywood influence of course because girls in my school didn't care so much about their weight actually. I feel sad when I see how even today we have to use a women's body to sell a product. Be it a car, burger(Carl's Junior), website(godaddy) or music( too many to name one). But this phenomenon is not just affecting women's outlook but their lives in a real way. It affects their job, love life and social life too. In a country like India where arranged marriages are still the norm, men are weighed by their accomplishments and women by their beauty. It's a bonus if she has both. And this is a parents perspective. I wish young women today feel pride in their bodies and wear what they feel like. All you need is confidence to pull any look. While we all love fashion and style, lets show the world it's every women's right not just a size 0s to feel good. And MEN, your perfect woman comes in all sizes, just like you :).
Hi! Welcome to the AV Stylist blog. I am Archana Vonipenti, fashion stylist, enthusiast and mother to a very active toddler. I enjoy writing, traveling, shopping (of course) and interior design.