[Warning: allusions to disordered eating]
There’s one thing I want to make clear for all my vintage darlings, modern classics, and fashionellas who have struggled with self image or disordered eating, as I know I have.
Food is inherently tied to glamour, in a positive way.
Despite the image of thin elegance that is often presented to us, there is nothing dainty or lavish or high-class about not eating, or avoiding food.
Taking the time you make yourself a beautiful breakfast and coffee, having lunch at a small cafe and getting yourself salads and sandwiches and soups and pastries, cooking yourself new and interesting dinners and eating them by candlelight? That’s glamour.
Ordering a desert you love, finishing every last bite on your plate and smiling; indulgence, self-satisfaction? It’s gorgeous. Nobody can deny it’s gorgeous.
Please don’t feel like you need to remove a love of food from your life just because you’re trying to present yourself in a beautiful way, because I promise, the food you choose to eat adds to your beauty infinitely. Every ounce of you is angelic. Every squish, sway, and bounce: a gift.
Learn to own this, and in turn, own the world.
Above art by Delphin Enjolras
Laduree img credit: langhamhotels.com
Featured Image: Alexandre Cabanel, The Birth of Venus, 1875