The images of female bodies which dominate print, TV, cinema and internet media repeat the same physical model, a model constructed artificially with sophisticated photographic technology (photoshop and air brushing) and glorified by its exemplification in rich and famous singers and actresses, a body model which is not only waifish
but often emaciated, almost anorexic and at any rate undernourished and medically unhealthy.
Carpenter dismisses her daughter's growing fixation by saying, "You just concentrate on your career." Karen retorts, "That's what I am doing, but you gotta look good in my career," whereby "good" means waifish
. But, of course, Karen's refusal to eat can also be understood as a form of unconscious protest against the very image promoted by the entertainment industry, and this might explain the rather ambivalent tone of the film.
In previous years it has been hibernating bears being forced out of their sleep by needy rabbits, toy penguins coming to life, waifish
models and TV presenters as fairies and the oddest of all, one featuring Jools Holland grinning inanely and "treating" us to his grating boogie woogie piano.
The Gothic mansion and elaborate costumes tap into the old world era and help the thriller along nicely, as does Thomas' crisp English accent and waifish
Commercial/fashion photographer Roe Ethridge's Louise with Red Bag (2011) shows a waifish
blonde in a bathing suit staring away from the viewer.
The other beneficiary of Antonio's affections is Lucia (Livia Rossi), a waifish
young woman of about Ivo's age.
looks, party lifestyle and string of celebrity partners, including Johnny Depp and Pete Doherty, have kept her in the headlines for years.
body hesitates on the boundary between existence and
The past lingers in the very air of William's childhood home; disturbing visions of himself as both a waifish
boy and a fat adolescent follow him everywhere.
Gone is her waifish
Peter Pan costume, tangled hair, and soiled face; instead, the Tramp imagines her in a stylish dress and an apron, a fashionable coiffure, and makeup, embodying contemporary standards of feminine beauty.
Key Foods?" a man near the front of the bus wearing a poncho-style jacket asked the waifish
girl in the seat next to him.