What is the Body Positivity Movement?

The media, fashion, tabloids, advertising and a variety of other industries all pressure people, particularly women, into believing that they need to look a certain way. Everyone needs to be petite, with just the right amount of muscle to fit into and be flattered by the latest fashion trends. You’d better not look too old, […]

An excerpt from the beauty and fashion photography satire SPOOF.

Why Don’t Beauty Ads Reflect Real People?

A lot of the time, it feels like beauty advertisements are made by beautiful women for average women, as if an average woman can be nothing but a consumer. French stylist and photographer Nathalie Croquet recently put herself in front of a camera to spoof 11 advertisements from high-end beauty companies from Givenchy to Lancôme. […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know At 23

Going through your 20’s, you’ve already been told there will be many changes. But what about those changes in just a few years; what happens from 22-25? Here are a few things you will realize later in life you probably didn’t know when you were 23. Having a partner who you are able to trust […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Body Image “Heroes” Of 2013

2013 has been a year of fashion triumphs and pitfalls, of changes and everlasting trends. Like other years past, body image has been a hot button topic in the fashion world, but with more women speaking out about health, body-positivity, and self-worth, there have been some major body image breakthroughs in 2013. The Huffington Post […]

Could Lena Dunham Be Vogue’s Next Cover Girl?

In fashion news, sources are saying that Lena Dunham is Anna Wintour’s pick for her next Vogue cover spread. In mere hours since that news was released, exaggerated rumors tore through the fashion world. Amid much speculation and hearsay it seems as though one thing is for certain: everyone has an opinion about whether Dunham […]