“There’s one disturbing notion throughout India that light skin is more attractive than dark … When you doubt one thing about yourself, you start thinking there’s also something wrong with your hair, your body, your clothes, your accent. A woman came up to me and said, ‘I’d love to have your skin because it’s so beautiful.’ She was as pale as could be, and my first thought was, where I come from, people want to be your color. It was then that I realized people always want what they don’t have. And I decided to be happy with the way I’m made.”
–”Slumdog Millionaire” actress Frieda Pinto, on learning to accept herself. When she was a model, Pinto admitted she used to audition for jobs selling “fairness creams,” which aimed to lighten Indian skin to a Caucasian ideal. [ONTD] Keep reading »
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I don’t know about you, but I will be one of the fashion idiots using this visual shoe glossary as a reference for all future shoe shopping. I’m in the market for a new pair of ruby slippers. [Etsy] Keep reading »
Make a sarcastic statement without saying a word with this Daria Morgendorffer manicure. Scoff … French tips are for popular girls. [Radiant Hour] Keep reading »
We love free stuff. You love free stuff, too, right? For minimal work? Even better. That’s why we’re super into “All On the Line”‘s Fashion Hunt Sweepstakes. Hosted by Joe Zee, the Sundance Channel’s “All On the Line” helps down-on-their-luck designers get back on top of their game. Their Fashion Hunt is simple and easy to play. Just click here and follow the simple and easy directions, and you could win a prize pack worth $500! (Pro tip: You may have to clear your cache in order to get the application to work.) If you win, you have to promise you show us your fashion goodies!
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I don’t know that a formal survey’s been done, but I think it’s safe to say that in the eyes of most straight men in America, turbans on a women’s head aren’t hot. Neither are ostrich-feather miniskirts, utility pants, or capes. To many guys, tight, form-fitting, and revealing fashions constitute “sexy.” And isn’t that what fashion is supposed to be all about? Getting us to look at one woman rather than another?
According to Leandra Medine, young designer and creator of The Man Repeller, the answer is no. Her site (which has been the subject of worldwide buzz) celebrates fashion that “proudly obstructs the male gaze” (The New York Times) and acts (in her own words) as “sartorial contraceptives.” (Think creative use of bow ties and harem pants, and you’re just getting started.) The fashion press has embraced Medine’s “man-repelling” aesthetic. Judging from the comments on sites that cover the beauty and clothing industries, The Man Repeller is a hit with many women. Keep reading »