I recently read an article in which Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, Mike Jeffries, made some very disturbing comments concerning the type of people and the size of the people he wants to see wearing his brand. In an interview with Salon dating back to 2006, Jeffries was quoted saying,

In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either.

This particular interview has been brought to light in the wake of a more recent interview between Business Insider and co-author of "The New Rules of Retail", Robin Lewis. I could go in, and I mean all the way in, about how I feel about his statement, and about how he refuses to sell A&F clothing to plus sized women, but I won't. Not at the moment. That's not what this post is about. Oh, no, my friend. This post is about celebrating the thickness and curves of one of my newly appointed favorite actresses, Christina Hendricks.

*Let me pause for a second to say I discovered Christina on the hit tv show "Mad Men" on AMC. Oh, my God. You all know I looove a good tv drama and this show gives it to me. This show gives it completely to me. Love it!

While Ms. Hendricks has gone on record stating that she'd prefer to be noticed as a talented actress and not "the full figured actress", reading that article that so blatantly discriminated against plus sized women, made me appreciate curvey women all the more. Not that I have many myself, but I do enjoy the look of a "thick" woman who knows how to dress and carry her size well.  To me, it's a thing of beauty. However, do not confuse my appreciation of a "thick" woman as an acceptance for an unhealthy lifestyle. There is a difference. Thick or thin, an unhealthy lifestyle is not okay. So, Ms. Hendricks. In the spirit of hoping that you place high priority on your health, I devote the remainder of this post to you. "Work!"


Let me know what you think! But please be nice. Being negative is just no fun. K?