‘Black Models Matter’ Protests Paris Fashion Week

In the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017, 47 models walked the runway. Only four of them were people of color. It was worse in the Gucci show in Milan on February 22, where there were only 17 models of color out of 119 total models. It’s against this background that model Indi Irvin, […]

Why We Have to Keep Talking About Target’s Photoshop Blunder

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the Target swimsuit ad in which the young model was completely disfigured at the hands of Photoshop. Her limbs were lengthened, her crotch area was chipped away at, and parts of her already thin frame were made smaller, rendering a completely unrealistic version of a human being. The ad […]

Kim and Kanye’s Vogue Cover Creates Controversy

Neither reality TV star and fashionista Kim Kardashian nor her fiancée, rebellious music icon Kanye West, are strangers to controversy, which is exactly what the duo caused after their Vogue cover hit shelves last week. Rumors have been circulating for months about how Kanye has been aggressively pressuring iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour to feature […]

Fashion Labels Opt for Inclusiveness in Newest Campaigns

I don’t know you if you’ve noticed, but lately it seems like there has been a trend in using less “typical” models to advertise clothing for big-name brands. I for one am over the moon about it; it’s exciting to see different kinds of faces, bodies, and identities being embraced by some of the most […]

Lay the Rumors to Rest: Lena Dunham Covers Vogue’s February Issue

As you may have guessed, I’m a pretty big Lena Dunham fan. I applaud her for taking fashion risks, for being a strong and witty woman, and for handling herself gracefully in the public eye, despite getting constant flak for not conforming to Hollywood’s “beauty standards.” Rumors have been circulating for months about how Anna […]

Celebrity Diet Campaigns and The Media’s Obsession with Weight

The female body has long been treated as an object for mainstream media and the entertainment industry to literally poke a prod at. Women are constantly being evaluated in terms of weight, with thinness being championed as the norm for beauty. Celebrities often get plastered on the covers of glossy, gossip magazines coupled with captions […]

Lisa Katnic: Innovative Stylist or Fashion’s Black Sheep?

At this point, anyone who pays even the least amount of attention to pop culture news is likely to be familiar with Miley Cyrus in all her twerking glory. The singer has earned tons of infamy in her post-Disney days, mot recently for her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Her dance moves? […]