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DAY 10: something embarrassing about my body?
One of my ribs sticks out more than the rest… a part of my abdomen that will never lay flat… Apparently, this condition is known as “adam’s rib” and happens when the fetus is forming in eutero? it’s something i’ve been embarrassed about since i noticed it at age 11 or 12 when I felt the pressure to start comparing my body to other girls (the beginning of the end for my healthy relationship with food). I used to cry, thinking it meant i could never be small and dainty. Sure, i’ll never have an itty bitty ribcage like Kiera Knightley but at least strengthening my core has helped minimize how noticeable it is. Now, it bothers me more because it hurts (as my skin pulls tighter around the bone) than because of what it looks like but I still feel self conscious af in bikinis
Thought this was a nice shot that I came across on Target’s website.
Some images from the books I read through from the library yesterday.
- I really enjoyed reading into the history of swimwear, seeing how it’s evolved over time through its colour, pattern, silhouettes, fastenings, coverage, functions etc. This has really helped to give me and idea of which era I would like to focus on more for my own project - taking a particular interest in the 50s/60s era. I found these decades most inspiring he to the fact that it’s where designers were being experimental with swimwear designs after the first bikini was design by Reard in 1946, and other ideas developed from here. It was interesting to look at the garments and try and see how they were made and put together from the pattern making stage and so on.
- I also found the photography really inspiring for my own photography styling. I had a look in a book by Christina Probert called Swimwear in Vogue since 1910, again this was really inspiring to see how swimwear and the photography of the garments has evolved over time.
Palms and bikini butts. D. Hardman bikini contest show 1
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