“The relation between fashion and food is not difficult to construct. Both can be sources of pleasure, but they can also be mechanisms for discipline and denial, self-judgment as well as self-expression. Like most art forms, the mastery of the hautest couture and cuisine frees the cook and the clothes horse to have fun, to shock and to disregard the dictums of so-called arbiters of taste. But the dark undercurrent to this mastery is often a self-flagellating obsession with quality control. To revere the beauty of fashion or figure is to bemoan its absence — a recipe for unhealthy and unfashionable secret excesses of spending and starving if there ever was one.”
For more, read Elizabeth’s article in the Huffington Post.