Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lily Allen’s Change in Attitude

Given Lily Allen’s drastic weight loss and recent contracts with Chanel (BLOG), it’s hard to imagine that this London diva was concerned primarily with fears of superficial celebrity life in January.

‘The Fear’, the lead single from her latest album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, directly refers to ideas about the expectations of celebrities, and particularly women, in society today.

“Now everything’s cool as long as I’m getting thinner,” she muses in the song. Dropping from a size 12 to a size 8 in a matter of months to prepare for her Breakfast At Tiffany’s-esque Chanel photoshoots is certainly an indication that she’s adhering to this standard now.

I think it’s a real shame – we need more ‘real’ women out there. At just 5’ 3”, Lily Allen wasn’t exactly out of proportion at size 12…