Welcome to the terrible majesty of the bray and the cray!
So this picture was taken two days before the picture in the white dress below. How is that possible? She lost 20 pounds in 48 hours, or she Photo-shopped the shit out of that bridezilla picture?And that's one fancy looking event she spoke at. Standing in a seedy basement bar with a cardboard dais.
Agreed, 9.42, such a transformation is simply impossible, physically speaking.About the page 6 thing: I think it's an interesting strategy to take up pre-emptive bridge burning by pissing of media people up in the media food chain. But I'm sure it's all part of the elaborate plan to turn this thing around.
Holy shit. Yeah, this was recent and why does she look way diff than last night's pic? Woooooooooow. Man she must flex her arms something fierce when she's posing... that and the obligatory photoshop. Damn.
This photo was taken Thursday night. The photo in the white dress was taken Friday night.
My favorite line, "the curvy brunette." Julia, that's polite for fat.
So another page six headline at the expense of someone else. So Julia. *pukes*
Could someone explain how being mentioned in Page Six (in this way) is good for her? WHy would she be happy about it?
Length and width of brideszilla photo are off. Not to say she/whoever didn't cut off extraneous scenery in the photo, but I wouldn't be surprised if the pic had some length manipulation. Post in another thread mentioned how you can appear skinny adjusting the length/width of the photo. I've seen it done and though there's no real way of telling, can't help but think that's the case. ESPECIALLY when comparing this pic and the other. I never take the photos she posts at face value though. Knowing how much she's obsessed with image control (no matter how imagined), I refuse to believe her photos aren't heavily edited (even those through mac photobooth - in which case I'm sure she discards thousands of snaps for cute/sexy/hot ones) and not manipulated to make her look good. It's just how she is!
10:31.. Page Six is a gossip section that used to regularly namedrop Paris Hilton. For that reason alone, Julia would be likely to laud over the mention (well, two) in it. Except of course that P6 hasn't been considered a veritable NY celeb gossip source for a long time now. They tried a magazine, it failed and closed, and they've basically been demoted in status since even around the time they launched THAT. Julia is likely to believe a Page 6 mention holds cachet. Not only does it NOT these days, but the way they talk about her is never the least bit flattering or enticing, which is probably why she never acknowledges their bits - which she just as likely tips them off to herself (or um, has her agent do it!).
CandC: On Planet Julia Allison, any publicity is good publicity. If it causes one person to Google her and then start watching TMI Weakly, she's scored.
This is true, Anon 10:40... but these negative mentions certainly won't help her become "the next Oprah."Julia Allison, if anything, is chronically misguided.
Also, if only I could make an avatar =(http://www.flickr.com/photos/30594631@N05/3471886592/HOT!
I hope Ashton, Demi and every other celebrity she's Twitter-stalking realize they have this indiscreet asshole as one of their followers and block her.
Someone needs to do a side-by-side of this photo and the one the night before and send it to RBNS.
The only reason she looks okay here is that she knows how to dress for her body type. She naturally has a pretty tiny waist. In a QOD she said it was 25 inches, but of course that was before her weight gain. I think she packs on the pounds on her bottom half, which is easily camouflaged with black, a-line skirts.
As if it couldn't get anymore sad/bizarre, there is someone HIDING in the dias. This looks like a five-star operation if I've ever seen one.
Julia is 5'4" and around 140, no muscle. If her waist is 25 inches mine is about 11 on that mark-down scale. Fact is, her waist looks thin when compared to her thunder thighs and well padded hips not to mention American designers vanity size to make chunky chicks like JA feel better about themsleves. I imagine a lot of people who comment here regularly aren't exactly super models so you feel bad calling Julia fat but SHE IS a fatty, especially by Manhattan standards. It honestly makes me gag.
That is so odd. A prompter? Why would anymone climb in there in the first place?
http://i44.tinypic.com/rw3wpf.jpgAlso 11:10, she really doesn't because she regularly wears things she can't get away with and that's what drives body comments about her, as she's definitetly not fat.
I imagine a lot of people who comment here regularly aren't exactly super models so you feel bad calling Julia fat but SHE IS a fatty, especially by Manhattan standards.No, she's not. I'm a size 10. I'M a fatty by Manhattan standards. She carries her weight in one place - her mid section - hips, thighs. That's where most women carry it. She IS curvy, as in the true definition of curvy. The healthy curvy that guys like. Not the bogus one people make up to feel better about themselves. Her weight gain in and of itself isn't the problem. It's how quickly it happened and how poorly she is managing it. She LOOKS unhealthy, like she doesn't get fresh air or eat well or take care of herself. THAT'S what brings her looks down. Not her size. Guys would still line up to have sex with her. But if she continues on the way she's going she's going to get heavier and she'll have trouble taking it off.
The Post piece was WAY unflattering. Oops!They left out the best part - the sad emoticon! If an emoticon doesn't prove that your feelings are genuine, I don't know what else will.
And that photo of her in that white dress next to her college room mate is totally altered. Look at her friend's face and how, I don't know, almost blurry it looks compared to how glossy Julia's looks.
I highly doubt that JA photoshopped the white dress picture. Hasn't anyone here ever seen their arms in a picture and thought "Wow! My arms look toned!" and then in a picture from the same night thought "Ugh. Fat arms again." It's all about lighting and angles, not conspiracies!!
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re: the person hidden in the dias.maybe julia's lip dubbing her own presentations now.
My favorite line, "the curvy brunette."Julia, that's polite for fat.Excuse you, Anon 10:16? I have to say it, f*** you. Curvy is not a synonym for fat. "Pleasantly plump" might be, but not curvy. I am by all standards "curvy" (size 12) and I would not by any means consider myself flat. I agree with Mishka. Angles and lighting are everything. BUT the picture from the gala does look photo-shopped, but it really only looks as though she outlined herself with one of the tools and made herself brighter (hence the line around her arm).
Allison: I work in magazines. Trust, when we want to suggest someone's packed on a few pounds or is carrying much more than she used to, we trot out "curvy." Sorry sweets. It's a euphemism for "porking out."
Allison, you really think they meant curvy in a non-demeaning way?I'm all for curvy, but I think, given the tone of the item, the Post was making note of her larger body.
Just for funsies, I played with the size of the white dress picture, trying to imagine how it would look naturally if it was indeed photoshopped.A typical picture taken with my own camera, when reduced to a height of 700 pixels, has a width of 525 pixels (I actually checked to see if my other camera produced the same proportions and it does). The white dress picture has a width of 451, rofl. So when widened to the exact constraints of a normal photo, here's the result:http://i40.tinypic.com/ffdb13.jpgDraw your own conclusions! Maybe it was just the power of angles instead of the power of photoshop, but I'm just sayin'.
10:33 hit the nail on the head. Adjusting the length/width of a picture is as easy as pie. You can do it on a god damn windows computer with like microsoft photo (or whatever it's called). And you can't tell (or at least there's not way to tell that I know of)...
Allison, I think you're super cute and 12:22 should go throw themselves in front of a bus.I feel like the photo does not correctly represent her, but I don't think the image was 100% stretched, because the widened photo distorts the other person's face. I think if you split the difference between the original and the stretched version, it might not look as crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who's taken a retouching class before, but I can't really see the exact method by which this was altered.
Yeah, 12:22, like I'd take any advice from you? From what I remember, when my picture was posted on this site, people commented that I was normal-looking.
Hold up.Allison, I guess I'm going to be the one to go there with this but....Normal looking as compared to who?You're built like I am - broad and thick. We are not curvy unless we can whittle our waists down to a 29 or so so it looks smaller compared to our shoulders and hips.You're a beautiful girl, but from reading your blog you appear to eat like crap and never exercise. Please don't call that "normal" because it's not. Nor is it healthy.
Allison: You are a beautiful girl with a nice body. Just ignore.
Christian! Would you like me to take pictures of myself at the gym like one of our favorite former-NS girls? I do in fact go to the gym 2-3 times a week, and I have a trainer that I see every other week. Right now we're working on my arms because I hate them. I'd like to see my lower body toned a bit, but I know where my hip bones are and I know that I can never be smaller than a size 12 because of that. I'm not sure what "crap" you're referring to that you see on my blog because aside from cupcakes, I don't really post the food that I eat on my blog (unless those posts are totally escaping my mind right now). If you think I'm subsisting off cupcakes alone, you're nuts. I will be the first to admit that I don't have THE healthiest appetite but I try to eat salads as often as possible (from which I've cut the adding of cheese) but I certainly don't eat as poorly as you're suggesting.
Then I was wrong and stand corrected. Good for you that you're making your health (notice I didn't say your weight) a priority. As for the food, I saw pages and pages of references, pictures and comments about nights out drinking and desserts. I did not read every post word for word, but I've skimmed your blog a few times over the past couple months.I did not say what I said to hurt or shame you. I just strongly disagree with how some people justify weight gain. And I'm talking as someone who has been dieting and exercising seriously for about a year and have lost about 40 pounds. My healthy and well being has improved greatly because of it. It's just something I've become passionate about. I saw a picture of Scary Mary recently and said "That's the body I want." So, differences aside to SM, she's got a bangin' bod. I suggest using references/pictures like that when you work out so you can visualize where you want to be. And keep up with the workouts. You will be so proud of yourself when you achieve your goal. Keep up the great work!
Thank you, Chescaleigh. And yes, thank you to Allison for having such a mature response. Working otu does wonders for your temperment :)
You're welcome! But see what happens when you judge someone based on only what you see on their blog? I'm a monster subsisting on only cupcakes! But really... I'm not!
And Christian, that overload of pictures from my 'nights out' was from ONE night, last Saturday, when I went out for my birthday.
God, thank goodness, you don't all see what I eat when no one's looking. I'm just kidding. I'm glad we all hugged it out!
HA HA SUCKS TO BE YOU JULIA!!!!111
This blog is too cute. Cosign lovefest for Alli, C-tan, Ches & TJ. I'm not even kidding. So many cool, NORMAL ppl on this blog it's a shame we're brought together by Toolia. vom.com! But clearly I'll still visit till it's over.. if ever!
Why does Jabbers have a red patch on her forehead in both pics? Also, she most DEFINITELY lengthened that white negligee photo, because her legs are stumpy, not 2/3 of her height.
I thought it was a bronzer smudge. I did that one night and only noticed when I got home that I had a big old bronzer splarg across my forehead.
Allison, if you are a size 12 and under 6 feet tall, you are "curvy" in the sense that snarky publications mean it, not in the true sense of having a sexy hourglass shape.You also need to learn that Time Out NY is not "Hip and Up-to-Date" - unless you are some tourist who just got off the bus from Nowheresville, or from the 'burbs. http://thatgirlallison.tumblr.com/post/96608028/this-weeks-reading-material-the-vapid-andThen again, what to expect from a girl who thinks that Tribeca is still hip and happening? http://thatgirlallison.tumblr.com/post/100102578/one-of-my-favorite-strips-in-the-city
NonEntity -- Christ, thank you. Could Allison be any more self-righteous -- and dully so.I'm sorry, but a size TWELVE is not curvy. Allison is a wanna-be Julia Allison without the education, family backing or looks to make it half as far. And that's really, really sad.
NonEntity and Dahling hit the nail on the head about Allison. I said the same thing (albeit rather meanly) and my comment got deleted. Hello, NonSociety!Oh well.
I agree, Chescaleigh. All of the Allison-bashing is really uncalled for.
Boo hoo. Allison is a big girl (and I'm not taking a crack at her alleged weight issues) who can certainly dish it out.Back in the old QOTD days, she used to attack pretty viciously and always felt compelled to hurl "fuck" repeatedly at those she didn't like.As for what's in her blog, it's public. Otherwise she would have kept it private instead of advertising it here.
Allison consistently puts the link to the blog in her username, so it's not like I had to search for it. As far as I'm concerned, putting the link there is an invitation to read.
If you were to go around cursing out people on a regular basis and then making ludicrous and delusional claims, then the answer is yes, I'd mock your blog, too.
I have to say that if Allison had kept her gob shut about "OMG U GUYZ IM A SIZE BLAH BLAH AND IM NOT FAT" then no one here would be saying anything about whether or not she is fat. SHE is the one who came on blathering about her workout schedule and diet, like any of us give a fuck, in some bizzaro attempt to get a bunch of people to go "Omg you are beautiful etc". She's just acting like her mentor Julia, so pardon me for informing you, dear, that there is no such thing as "big bones" and working out 2-3 times a week is NOT going to make you lose weight. It WILL make you sound like every other fatty who claims you can be big *and* healthy!
Like most of you, I call out people who make ridiculous statements and Allison is generally the one who ends up doing so most often -- hence, she's the object of so many commenters' contempt, including mine. She makes herself fair game with her constant self-shilling and laughable defense of Julia.I don't think any of us said anything particularly cruel -- we merely pointed out that a size 12, in any universe, is considered fat. "Fat" is not a bad word.
LOL! PP, you crack me up!
I don't think any of us said anything particularly cruelI have to disagree here. I think partypant's comment was crude and way out of line. Fatty isn't cruel? I don't want to hear about how Allison "deserved" it because she fawns all over Julia. Cut that shit out. Allison is most definitely naive and certainly in denial about her weight, but she isn't some blind little sheep who expounds on the virtues of Julia at every turn. If anything, she's staunchly middle of the road. And even if she weren't, and even if she thought Julia was made of bubble gum and puppy dogs, that still doesn't warrant comments like Partypant's.It's swell that partypants loves to remind everyone of what a trainwreck she is, but that doesn't give her a free pass to just abuse someone for no reason. And , really, partypants is going to accuse Allison of seeking out attention and compliments? Are you fucking kidding me??? Is Partypants not the poster child for that shit around here? Yes, we get it. You're a fat slob so it's totally okay for you to project your self-hatred on people. Sure, it's absolutely justified for you to squat here every fucking day and write your pointless, stupid FUCKING OBNOXIOUS comments. But God Forbid you say Julia is a size 8!!! Wow, do you not get a slew of angry comments in defense of that.I have no idea why she's tolerated, to be perfectly honest. I think the obnoxious shit she says on a daily basis crosses the line time and again and for some reason it's allowed. I get embarrassed posting my name to these comments sometimes specifically because I hate being in her company and think she makes every single person who posts here look bad.
Actually, Dahling, a size # in and of itself doesn't tell you whether or not someone is fat (unless it's REALLY big). A woman who's very tall (like 5'11" and above) who's not super skinny can be a size 12 and look fantastic.As for Allison, she's a wannabe JABA with an obnoxious personality.
Christan, kiss my ass right in the crack. I didn't call her fat. I pointed out that her working out 2-3 times a week reeks of the way the buffalos at Curves babble about being healthy at any size. If she wanted to be smaller she would be on that damn treadmill a couple hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Instead she is salving her conscience by using the old "I just want to be healthy not thin!" Good for you, toots. But don't come on here saying you aren't fat or whatever. We don't care.
Christian, check your email.
NonEntity, you're right. I actually shouldn't have made a sweeping generalization about size 12 being fat.However, we have all seen Allison's photos. And in my humble opinion, her version of a size 12 is fat. And yes, agreed on your very accurate assessment.
Really? What do you do you to be healthy? What do you do all day except sit here and post your bullshit? Like you'd have a fucking clue what it takes to lose weight or be healthy. Congrats, sweetie. You've achieved roughly nothing in your life. Your life consists of commenting here and to people's Twitters. I'm so, so happy for you that you feel so comfortable being an overweight nothing. Really, it must be so freeing to totally give up and just give in to your self-hatred.One wya or another, your life is about being fed. Food, attention. Doesn't matter. You just have a bottomless need for it.
Whatever, Christan. I hear there is a whole other blog dedicated to hating me. Why don't you head over there so we can get back to talking about what THIS blog is about.
My 11:30 was in response to partypants.I have to also throw in my two cents re: size. Size 12 isn't always "fat." It depends on how you carry your weight. But we're talking an actual size 12. Which, I'm sorry, Allison is not. It's fine to work out and make a commitment to be healthy, but if you're going to delude yourself it's pointless.
Whatever, Christan. I hear there is a whole other blog dedicated to hating me. Why don't you head over there so we can get back to talking about what THIS blog is about.Tell you what, you little toad. Why don't you stop being a fucking grating cunt and let people enjoy this blog again. Funny how you pop that comment out every time that mirror if introspection is shone on you. When you want to threadjack with your nonsensical ramblings it's A-OK. Like your little spew at Allison. But god forbit it's done to you.
Oh I'm sorry. I wasn't aware I was supposed to justify my life to online stranger in the comments of a blog about Nonsociety. I guess I just assumed that's what MY blog was for.Silly me! Well gee, I'll try to be more like Allison in the future, and make sure to raise the banner of my own accomplishments in my REAL life, and wave it back and forth until you back off your ignorant soapbox.I don't care what you or anyone else online thinks of me. That's one of the byproducts of having an actual life you don't know about. AIR KISS! bitch.
I don't care what you or anyone else online thinks of me. That's one of the byproducts of having an actual life you don't know about.Right. I SO buy that defensive piece of posturing. Should you justify your opinions? No. But neither should anybody else have to, yet you seem to pick and pick and pick at them until they either leave or kiss your ass. Far as I'm concerned, you're a fucking little nobody who lives to blog and twitter about Julia. So much for that active life you lead. And if it is so busy, why the fuck are you on here 24/7?Your clever little comments don't mask the fact that you hate yourself. Stop trying so hard.
Okie doke Christan. You've got me alllll figured out. Next.
*Does slow clap for Christian*From my brain to your keyboard. I'm glad someone said something. PP, you're a nuisance.
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