The new issue of Grazia is extra special. If you're anything like us, you're vowing to lose half your body weight and trasnform into Miranda Kerr by February. But, if we're honest, extreme resolutions are not only unrealistic and boring, they can also leave you feeling worse about yourself that you did before. Which is why the new issue is all about championing the happy body - finding the shape and the size YOU are content with.
Our cover girl Daisy Lowe is a great example and in our exclusive interview with Shane Watson, the model tells us how she has railed against the pressures to be an uber-stick-thin model to discover the (let's face it, rather gorgeous) figure she is comfortable with. Wearing a black lace two-piece by Dolce & Gabbana on our shoot, Daisy looks fit, but she’s also soft and rounded, a healthy looking 24-year-old woman whose figure appeals beyond the fashion bubble. Besides modelling for everyone from Chanel to Biba, Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur, in 2011 she appeared topless in Esquire and naked on the cover of Playboy.
‘There have definitely been moments when I have been very upset at some shoot when the clothes didn’t fit, and you feel horrendous about yourself,' she tells us. 'I can sit here and say “I love being curvy” but of course there are pressures to be thinner. Stick you next to a fifteen year old Russian model doing the shows and (she grabs at her bare thighs) these look like thunder thighs!’
Go behind-the-scenes on our exclusive shoot with Daisy below...
For more from Daisy and to see our full Body Happy shoot, pick up the new issue of Grazia - out now