The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)
For so long we have been accustomed to the slender goddesses of the fashion magazines with their impossible proportions—quite seven feet high, most of them, according to width, and with aristocratic hands that, lifted to the face, would cover only half of it. (My own plebeian appendages reach from hair-line to chin.)
None of us, even the slimmest, ever hoped to look like a drawing in a fashion magazine. But now one of the big pattern houses is featuring actual photograhps of girls wearing model gowns. One has an uncomfortable feeling at first that these girls are dumpy. But no! Having jettisoned our notions of a fashion drawing, we realize that the models are perfectly proportioned, and further, that we can now aspire, if we think such things important, to looking like a fashion-plate ourselves.