Cultivate Your Curves

Mimi ON Jun 25, 2010 AT 6:36 pm

Cameron Diaz Bikini Body

Cameron Diaz Bikini Body

I got a press release through today with a picture of Cameron Diaz in a bikini, titled ‘Get Cameron’s bikini body’, I looked at her and first thing I thought was no thanks. I thought to myself there’s lots of women I would rather look like than Cameron Diaz, which is quite a healthy way to think really, ok the other women I’d like to look like are probably likely to be on a Sports Illustrated top 100 on E!, I admit. My point is that trunky boy body just isn’t very sexy or feminine, her bikini tops look like they covering a couple of Smarties, I don’t think she has aged well, I think Cameron looked gorgeous in The Mask and she’s never looked as pretty since then.

Ageing is something we are constantly battling with, it would be great to focus on some positives and not give in to the pressure of bikini body features that terrify us and force us into a 2 week starvation diet, then happily forgotten the second we arrive at the airport and celebrate with a crisp glass of Chablis and a plate of smoked salmon – oh is that just me?

Who looks happier, the woman enjoying a plate of food or the stick thin girl who claims she eats anything she wants, but has always just eaten when you sit down to order. I am a big believer in the phrase, it’s not what you do some of the time but what you do most of the time…it can be applied to eating, a healthy diet and regular exercise, maybe be boring but it’s the only formula really.

It may be a cliché to drag out the Helen Mirren in a bikini picture but there’s just something so fantastic about that photo it should give us all hope and just feel a bit better about not being 25 anymore.  I love the Liz Lemon in 30 Rock quote as she enters Jack’s office, he says, “Oh my..I haven’t seen your brow that furrowed since you saw that picture of Helen Mirren in a bikini.” Liz replies, “How is it possible? Is she a wizard?” 

Attitude,  confidence, style and dressing for your size and age is key to ageing gracefully – oh and regular facials! 

Helen Mirren's Bikini Body

Helen Mirren's Bikini Body

Here’s some great quotes from women who really do know best, think about them the next time you think you’ve found a new wrinkle or just can’t breathe in anymore!

I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips. Sophia Loren

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. Sophia Loren

Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided. Mae West

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. Mae West

I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.  Marilyn Monroe

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