The Awful Truth by Ted Casablancas
I love the gossip dish from Ted over at EOnline. According to Ted's birdies, Nicole Richie went shopping at one of those ultra chi-chi stores on Melrose in LA. It's one of those tres-chic places that most mortals like you and I would have heart failure looking at the price tags, but where the jet-set and heiresses have fun adorning their
So, Nicole picked out a bunch of pretty things and went to the dressing room to try them all on. Nothing fit. Everything fell off her body. All the salespeople brought more clothes to Nicole in size 0's and alas Nicole walked out of the store with nothing because even the size 0 stuff was too big on her. This is quite shocking because a size 0 in Hollywood is almost literally like the circumference of a telephone pole.
I realize that there is great pressure in Hollywood for these young starlets to be thin, and for Nicole she had also been in the backlight for awhile compared to her ex-friend Paris Hilton. I remember when The Simple Life first came out, and they were calling Nicole the chubby sidekick. Today, next to Paris, Nicole almost literally disappears.
I have no doubt that Nicole's family and friends are in the midst of helping her get healthy again. When you are in your mid-20's and less than a size 0, there is a very serious issue at hand. Since Nicole is such a public figure with young consumers, I would hope that these young girls know, or have someone in their lives telling them that trying to be as thin as Nicole Richie is NOT a good idea, and is NOT something to aspire to. There is a point where skinny jeans becomes emaciated jeans, and that is not healthy at all. Skinny jeans in itself can mean different things to different people, but for the purpose of this blog, skinny jeans is the point where you feel healthy and sexy in your body. Many of us have issues with exactly where that point is. I myself go back and forth between wanting to fit in Giselle's jeans, and being okay in a size 12, the average size of the American woman.