Glossy Talk: A love letter to Sophie Dahl
I adored this eloquent reader's letter penned by Jennifer Villarina and printed in the June issue of U.S. Vogue in praise of Sophie Dahl's Up Front piece, 'Secrets of the Flesh':
"I feel it may have been a mistake for VOGUE to publish Sophie Dahl's "Secrets of the Flesh". In doing so, your magazine has set the bar for future articles about food and diet impossibly high. The depth with which Dahl writes about her personal experiences (as a voluptuous model surrounded by calorie-obsessed mothers, a chronically ill waif, and finally a food writer) is unique for someone with her background. Dahl's description of her ultimate appreciation for food as the fuel of life and source of memory is eloquent and touching. Her writing is as balanced and flavorful as the good she describes and–like a perfect meal–left me happy and satisfied."
My sentiments exactly (but expressed so much better). It is more than a little ironic that Vogue should set the bar for body image editorial. But there you go. Wintour wonders never cease.
Girl With a Satchel