Kristen Stewart’s plastic surgery remarks aren’t body positive. Here’s why.
In case you somehow missed it online or on social media, plastic surgery was once again a buzzy topic this weekend, this time thanks to Kristen Stewart. In her cover interview for the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the 25-year-old actress said that not only would she never consider getting plastic surgery, she had some strong opinions about women who do:
“I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything. And maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don’t want to change anything about myself. I think the women who do are losing their minds. It’s vandalism.”
Predictably, the internet exploded, with lots of people proud of her for standing up against the pressure on women to alter their looks to be “better” or prettier. I think it’s great that Stewart is confident in her own skin and doesn’t feel the need to bow to Hollywood pressure to conform to a certain body standard. However, I think we need to pause for a moment before we retweet her remarks, because her comments are not as body positive as they appear to be.
Music Monday: Renegades
What I wore: denim shirt and white trousers
Happy Friday! I’m so excited for May to arrive, aren’t you? All this warm spring weather means I can finally break out some of my lighter pieces (you know, instead of boots and scarves–which totally have their place in my heart, but after several long months of winter…)
I snagged a massive deal on this denim shirt when I found it on a 90% off clearance rack for six bucks. At one time I didn’t understand the appeal of a denim shirt, but it’s surprisingly versatile. I like the way it makes these white trousers more casual for a date night, especially when paired with a summery bag.
Since these pants are so long and so wide-legged, I’m wearing wedge sandals to give me some height. Flats just wouldn’t be proportionate to the silhouette and heels would run the risk of snagging the hems.
The finishing touch is this Perry Street necklace, borrowed from Rocksbox, with which I am absolutely in love. The bright colors and luxe details help upgrade a basic outfit to something more special. (Want to try Rocksbox for yourself? Use my promo code “marthabff9” at sign-up to try a month free!)
(Shirt, trousers: JC Penney; bag: Forever 21; wedges: Payless; necklace: Rocksbox)