Skip to main content

#Iamperfect

I love Victoria's Secret undies, 
 in my next life I'm coming back as an Angel...

So when my daughter sent through a link of an old school friend
on ABC television talking about an online petition 
she and two other university friends
had posted to change.org asking 
Victoria's Secret to change their advertising, 
My first thought was 
'Wow, these kids have really grown up.'

My second thought was 'I'd better check this out'...



So here it is the bra causing a storm in a D cup!
It is a beautiful bra, it gives you a great shape
and it's design is called Body.

I've chosen to show you it hanging amongst my garden roses.
Victoria's Secret latest advertising campaign shows it on
ten tall, skinny models with the words 
'The Perfect "Body"'



 17,500 people (and rising) all over the world 
have signed the online petition
which states:

'We would like Victoria’s Secret to apologise and take responsibility for the unhealthy and damaging message that their ‘Perfect Body’ campaign sends out about women’s bodies and how they should be judged. 
We would like Victoria’s Secret to change the wording on their advertisements for their bra range Body, to something that does not promote unhealthy and unrealistic standards of beauty, as well as pledge to not use such harmful marketing in the future.
Tweet #iamperfect to @VictoriasSecret to help spread the message! 
Follow Frances @francesnoir, Gabriella @GKountourides and Laura @CardyGirl on twitter for all the updates!
I agreed and I was happy to add my support.


It takes a lot for a British lass to turn her back on a lifetime 
of Marks and Spencer's bras and knickers,
but Victoria's Secret make you feel special!
I had my first VS experience in America five years ago
and been a convert ever since.

I loved the whole shopping experience,
the personal fitting assistant
the change rooms called 'Fabulous' and 'Gorgeous'.
The way I felt when I found the just right bra for me...

Here is my favourite item of clothing 
my Victoria's Secret sports bra!
Now as you can tell (blushing here)
I ain't some stick thin "perfect" model.
No, the reality is I'm a fifty-something mother of three
who feels great in this bra...


However Victoria's Secret you're losing my respect,
not necessarily for running the campaign,
whilst I don't agree with it,
I am market savvy enough so see the $$$ possibilities
for exposure from such a campaign,
but for steadfastly refusing to acknowledge 
the furore now created...

Game over Victoria's Secret!
Please just apologise,
and acknowledge the damaging message.

What does anyone else think?
Are we being overly sensitive?

Now has anyone seen where I've put my wings?!

POSTSCRIPT

Following over 26,000 signatures to the #1amperfect petition
Victoria's Secret have now changed the wording on the advertisement
to read 'A body for every body'
Thank you Victoria's Secret for acknowledging, respecting and changing
and congratulations to Gabriella Kountourides et al
for a successful petition.

Linking with thanks to Jenny at Alphabe Thursday
Y is for Yes - Mission Accomplished!

 Linking with thanks to Sally at Blue Monday

Linking with thanks to Victoria's #PoCoLo


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Anyone for Tennis?

At the Australian Open qualifying tournament... 

Are you ready for the first Grand Slam of the year? The Aus Open starts next week (Monday 13th - Sunday 26 January) but Melbourne is already in full swing (ha ha) with tennis players and tennis action. 


You can pay to watch some of the top seeded Men's players in action at the Kooyong Classic, just down the road. Or, you can join me for what I say is one of the best value tennis, indeed let's say sporting tickets in the world. The Australian Open qualifying tournament (Jan 8 -11), where you can wander in for free. Yes free!

The 'Qualies' is one of the secret treasures of the Aus Open where players compete and must win matches on three consecutive days to secure one of the last remaining spots in the main draw.
For the past seven years we have been a host family for tennis players, which is how we have become so familiar with the highs and lows of this lead up event... 
So would you like a sneak peak inside Melbourne Park, whi…

Bangkok Blogger

Life is not about finding ourselves it is about creating ourselves! George Bernard Shaw

Cooee! It's me calling in from Thailand. Sorry, it's been a while, it's been a tad busy. Still, we've not done badly. We've moved into our temporary apartment and are well on the way to finding something more permanent. We're overlooking the American Embassy compound, which is acres of impressive greenery in amongst the high rise buildings. I love it, I can even hear the little birds sing in the morning.
So welcome to my new life as .... drum roll please, Hmmm actually, I have no bleedin’ idea, so how about Bangkok Blogger for now?
How would you feel if you were to arriving in a new country, where you know no-one, and you're not even sure what your life will entail? For me, it was a feeling of excitement, crossed with a rolling of the eyes, a smile and my 'here we go again' expression. 
Of course, this always happens Mr Wren was away travelling and so I rocked up for …

Life at Embassy Place.

We're on the move again, just call me Gypsy Wren!
We took a decision when we arrived in Bangkok to take a short-term lease at Embassy Place Apartments. We couldn’t stay longer because the place will be bulldozed to make way for a new high rise development. This week we said goodbye!


But as moving is what we do, and it seemed like half a plan to take this bigger, better and cheaper apartment, even with the hassle of moving out...
In the dizzy excitement of Bangkok apartment hunting, we knew the moment we walked up the drive, that this was the one we could happily call home. 
Come visit with me and see what you think...

I have been blessed to have lived in some of the world's most wonderful cities; Hong Kong, Brussels, and Melbourne but I'm a country girl at heart, I can’t live feeling hemmed in. 
I like the frenetic pace of life in these big cities, but I do need a retreat, a place of Zen calm.

I need to see light, have space and hear a decent dawn chorus. If I don't wake up t…