I know this is an old video but I just can't stop watching this, its "high"larious. Amazing how she can make fun of herself and earn money at the same time.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Within the article, she delves into more explicit detail about her eating habits — during last September's show season, she was eating "oatmeal with water for breakfast, a banana and a few grapes for lunch, and plain lettuce for dinner maybe with piece of fish."
She lost her period, and "there was concern [her] ovaries had shut down." Her laxative use caused her digestive system to no longer function as it should, and now she has to take medication indefinitely. Even when she starting going to a nutritionist to improve her health, she was throwing up after meals in secret.
Finally, Ali "cracked" in January because the client who flew her in for a couture show canceled, saying she didn't have a "couture body." She focused on getting healthier and "put on a few pounds," but clients casting the February Paris shows told her she had "fat legs" and "huge ankles." She walked only one show — Yohji Yamamoto.
She says the Wall Street Journal article detailing her February show experience was a shock — she "never planned to go public." Surprising, since she is quoted in the WSJ article as saying of the Yamamoto show: "This show is special." But regardless, it will be interesting to see what happens with Ali and how the industry reacts, especially because she was so highly buzzed about before deciding to speak out.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This video seems to be the most discussed issue right now on the net. I do respect Ali Michael for speaking out but I dont think that wont change the Fashion Industry much. I also feel that the Fashion Industry is always a target when there are other important issues to think about. Ali is although the first successful model to talk about weight issues so openly after she got cut off from the Paris Fashion Week because they thought her thighs were too big. I mean seriously, wont you freak out if you havent had your periods for two months let a year and by the way, her mother always accompanies her to all shows and shoots. Didnt she know??