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desperateknitwife
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  02:53:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit desperateknitwife's Homepage Send desperateknitwife a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm rabble-rausing a backlash to using all coathanger models, as seen in the new IK.

Does anyone else find this trend disturbing? I mean it's not Harper's Bazaar and the audience for the most part tends to be more real world which is what I enjoyed about the previous models.

Anyone else scared off by the weird Jennifer Garner look alike on the cover and all the other models' spindley mile long arms and football shoulders and anorexic silhouettes? What about the botox, cologen injected horse lips and rampant airbrushing. What about the homage to Victoria's Secret 1980s lighting. Did these things put anyone else off?

Do we really need this trend for ALL the models in the most popular knitting magazine in the US? And they were doing so well.

I mean I felt like I was looking at some weird scientology alien porn magazine.

Just a thought.

marjotse
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  06:27:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well it is not that bad is it? I did not like the styling much this time round, the pictures look somewhat plasticky (if that is a word) and I like the old models more as well but to compare it with an alien porn magazine, eh no not for me at least.

Marjolein

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baxterknits
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USA
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  3:22:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit baxterknits's Homepage Send baxterknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I miss more of a "real folks" look, too. But I wonder, since they were showing more "classic" designs maybe they thought they needed to make it look "contemporary" by using edgier models.

Cindy G
http://baxterknits.blogspot.com
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anderknit
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  7:55:22 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished going through my copy and I kept thinking - YUCK. Some of the designs were truly off, and some had promise, but I thought all suffered from the models/styling. I didn't think it was edgy/porn at all - I thought that was plastic and stiff, almost like "Knitter's" styling. I can't really put my finger on it - was it the sheer nylons with skirts? The (again) plastic make-up and retro hair? I don't know. I just kept wishing for the models of old - the long curly red-haired woman with the rosy cheeks, and some of the others. I kept thinking - they threw those models overboard for these?

And by the way, why is this thread in the spinning section?

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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