Holiday shopping can be seriously tricky, even when you know someone really well. Today, we're making it easy on you, and the one constant variable throughout this guide is this: size really doesn't matter. In fact, that's what makes these picks particularly gift-worthy. If you want to negate the whole return-and-exchange process, the "one size fits all" option is your best friend come gifting time. That doesn't mean you immediately head for the gag gifts and novelty items (although, those are fun, too), it means you can indulge in the things that don't adhere to strict sizing, like statement accessories, chic notebooks, must-have iPad cases, and more. We found two pouches that double as cool clutches and makeup bags, a luxurious crystal-encrusted neck warmer, a gorgeously scented Diptyque candle, a handful of the softest cashmere knits, and one delicious Barneys x Disney find (literally). Find 22 perfect gifts for every kind of a styler in your life, right this way.
Terry Richardson's editorial for V magazine's "The Size Issue" features plus-sized model Crystal Renn along side a more traditional model-size zero, Jacquelyn Jablonski.
Wearing identical looks—both in sample size outfits, the models are similarly posed to prove a point. Richardson's photo spread takes on the myth that bright, form-fitting fashion can only work on girl with a 24 inch waist and succeeds in making those Proenza Schouler skirts look just as fashionable around Renn's 41 inch hips.
Renn, who has walked for Jean Paul Gaultier and appeared in American Vogue, recently authored a book about her own weight and body image struggles within the modeling industry. The memoir entitled, "Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves," was released this fall.
For more images, click the gallery below. V magazine issue #63 will be available on newstands January 14.
Source: V Magazine/Terry Richardson
I'm still coming off my Tour de France high, so anything biking related is peaking my interest these days.
Worried that my body type was not really that of a cyclist, I was delighted to read this recent article in the New York Times. Basically it explains that unlike running, cycling is a lot more forgiving of body type and age than running. Sure cyclists going up hills are generally those that are thin and strong, but heavier cyclists go faster downhill. Plus being light does not help much on flat roads. Furthermore, aging, highly penalizes runners over the years, but since cycling is not as demanding as running, age is not as much of a factor. In other words, no matter your body type or age, everyone has their time to shine while cycling. Maybe that is why we've seen lots of starlets on bikes these days.
Moral of the story. Running too hard for you? Try cycling because it truly is the one size fits all of the fitness world. My one question - where is this young lady's helmet!!!