There was a problem loading your book clubs. Be the first to ask a question about Size Zero. Probably actually 2.5 stars, but it was interesting enough that I never wanted to stop reading, so uprating it. And she did seem bratty sometimes, but then again, so did the big name models. ‘There’s nothing I can do about it--my skeleton is too wide. A former model reveals the harsh life behind the glamour of the catwalk. It’s painfully clear that the exploitation in this profession is very high. The translation is pretty irritating at times. Variations of up to 1/8' can occur from printer to printer to aid in binding, so please keep critical content at least 1/4' (.635 cm) away from final trim sizes. If you want to know quite how brutal and disgusting, read Victoire Dauxerre’s account of the eight months she spent as a “hot” new model on the international catwalks. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020, Loved this book! This was not as engaging as I hoped. Good luck to the ones who think it's worth and and a high five to the people brave enough to recognise it's not right or healthy for them and have the courage to walk away and do what they love. Size 0 and 00 were invented due to the changing of clothing sizes over time (referred to as vanity sizing or size inflation), which has caused the adoption of lower numbers. Tragic, and a good read, but not fantastic. Please, Victoire Dauxerre: she was living on three apples a day,. Her father was particularly delusional & misguided with his very male-centric idea that she had to finish what she started regardless of the cost to her physically, mentally & emotionally.
I've never thought it was good. Page trim: These measurements show final trimmed page sizes. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? I heard Victoire in a radio interview, and she seemed like a good storyteller so I decided to buy the book. "This patchwork swipe at high fashion, wealth, and body image successfully horrifies..." -, "A somber, disturbing mystery fused with a scathing look at the fashion industry. I blame the industry. Elements of the novel are splashy and outré, distorting stereotypes of glitterati and their carefully guarded world. Please note that ImageWrap books do not have cover flaps. A dead body becomes the trend when a coat made of human skin saunters down fashion’s biggest stage. I've never thought it was right, the size zero thing. High-school calibre writing (though this could be down to a poor translation?). This memoir makes it clear, beyond a doubt, how wrong the fashion world can be. She's French. ‘What makes Size Zero unique and persuasive is that it is a highly intelligent girl’s dark snapshot of the reality of this modern fairy-tale. I found towards the last few chapters upsetting on how her mum got so upset but all it does is show that we should be nice to one another every day no matter how much they can annoy us or be nasty we can alwa, Really good book... at the beginning I had no idea what an anorexic person was like and what would go through their heads but now I'm coming to more of an understanding of it and I think that it is a really truthful, realistic, touching story and it is so interesting and somewhat inspiring. I've never thought it was good. I'm pretty sure she doesn't call her grandparents Nan and Grandpappy. We know she's French. Although I appreciated Victoire's honesty & the courageous stand she took to name names of those who were horrendous, as well as those who were kind & thoughtful in the industry, I felt that the translation could have been handled more perceptively. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I blame the designers. Having established her credentials as a writer and journalist, Porter first came to widespread public attention when she attempted to slim down to a size zero by using drastic dieting regimes for the BBC documentary Super Slim Me. And if you're translating in that vein, why not change the cat's name too? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Elements of the novel are splashy and outré, distorting … - Foreword Reviews, "This patchwork swipe at high fashion, wealth, and body image successfully horrifies…" - Publishers Weekly, “This book is so weird…” - CrimeReads (The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020: Summer Reading Edition), “The characters throughout are eccentric but well-crafted and the description was vivid, brutally so at times. Good luck to the ones who think it's worth and and a high five to the people brave enough to recognise it's not right or healthy for them and have the courage to walk away an. I like to read books of this (depressing) nature every once in awhile to help remind me that my hard fought body confidence (that sometimes still falters) is way more satisfying than the obsessive life lived with disordered eating. There was a problem loading your book clubs. These sizes are only guidelines to approximate sizing, and should not be used in order to design an actual book or magazine. We know she's French. It was a confusing mess and really could have used an editor. But never before had a dead body.”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He teams up with Ava Germaine, a renegade ex-model.
Could potentially trigger anyone with/or who has had an eating disorder.
Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. And so they never choose me for the shows: I can hardly get into a size 6, so you can imagine what it’s like with a size 4.’ I was speechless when she confessed that sweet little Solène, her booker at Elite, had said to her: ‘The best thing for you to do is to find yourself a rich man and marry him.’” (169), Thank you Victoire so much for writing this honest and open account of what it's really like in a stressful environment that you're constantly made to feel ungrateful about for not falling over yourself to please people in. And so they never choose me for the shows: I can hardly get into a size 6, so you can imagine what it’s like with a size 4.’ I was speechless w, “On that particular day I met another French girl, Suzie, whose thinness made an impression on me and in fact genuinely frightened me. I gave it a three because Victoire really annoyed me as a person. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020, Loved this book! We are the only ones that can change this, but why are we so reluctant to? I'm not talking about her behaviour as an anorexic (that is a mental disorder and can be forgiven) but at the beginning wherein she comes across as whiny, spoiled and self centered. Please try your request again later. We are the only ones that can change this, but why are we so reluctant to? I blame the magazines. Although I appreciated Victoire's honesty & the courageous stand she took to name names of those who were horrendous, as well as those who were kind & thoughtful in the industry, I felt that the translation could have been handled more perceptively.
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I picked up this book because I wanted to understand the world of modeling and I wanted to read of a model with courage. Plume means Feather. The narrative exposes the dark underbelly of modeling, focusing on unethical practices, charlatans, mental and physical illnesses, and the abuse that young women face as they pursue celebrity. While the story was interesting, I felt like I read a rough draft version which was disappointing. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The writing isn't great, or maybe it's the translation. Victoire does a very good job telling her story and revealing the underbelly of this profession. I was sad when it ended, because I wanted to know so much more. 4.5* I really enjoyed this memoir, it is a really powerful look at the dark side of the "glamorous" fashion industry. In high fashion modeling, selling bodies is organized crime. Please try again. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.
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