Posts tagged "anorexia"

So, What’s Wrong With This Karlie Kloss Photo?

Last week, a series of photos of model Karlie Kloss went up on Vogue Italia’s website. The shots, by photographer Stephen Meisel, prominently featured the mostly-nude body of Kloss. But…

Julie Gerstein | December 9, 2011 - 11:20 am

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it…

Cristina Fahrbach-Connors | November 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for…

Skylar Grey | October 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Evening Quickies: Ali Lohan’s Rep Says She’s Having A “Growth Spurt”

Ali Lohan’s rep says her startling, new, uber-skinny appearance is a “normal teenage growth spurt,” not plastic surgery or an eating disorder. Um, maybe Ali’s growth spurt is working…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Let’s Talk About Ali Lohan’s Sudden Change In Appearance

“Ali Lohan Has A New Face.” “A 17-year-old shouldn’t have a plastic surgeon playing Frankenstein with her face.” “Ali Lohan Gets Crazy Plastic Surgery, No Longer Looks Like A Lohan.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 8, 2011 - 11:20 am

Kate Moss-Inspired “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” Kid’s Shirt Banned

You’ve got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children’s T-shirt to be sold with…

Julie Gerstein | August 12, 2011 - 11:40 am

Doctor Calls Mommyrexia An “Upper East Side, White Girl, Obnoxious Problem”

 

I was totally digging this doctor on “The Today Show” who talked — okay, ranted — to Ann Curry about the constant pressure on women to be…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Kate Middleton Is “Thinspiration” On Pro-Anorexia Websites

Palace PR disaster: Kate Middleton is the new “thinspiration” icon held up by pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia bloggers. Kate has always been slender and athletic, but she dropped a noticeable amount…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2011 - 4:40 pm

World’s Worst Mother: “16 And Pregnant” Teen’s Mom Takes The Cake

We’ve grown used to seeing irresponsible teens and bad parenting on the MTV show “16 And Pregnant,” and that’s part of what makes it such a compelling and powerful…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Study: Anorexia Linked To Spring Birthdays

Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia.

Julie Gerstein | April 29, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Kate Moss-Inspired “Anorexia” Tees Now On Sale In Children’s Sizes

A T-shirt inspired by Kate Moss’ controversial personal motto, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” is being sold on a UK website and marketed to children. As you can…

Ami Angelowicz | April 16, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Isabelle Caro, French Model With Anorexia, Dies At 28

Isabelle Caro, a French model who literally became the poster girl for anorexia, passed away last month at age 28. Her acting coach confirmed the model died on November 17,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Girl Talk: My Love/Hate Relationship With Thinspiration Blogs

The other night, I was wading through all the junk scattered around my apartment, starting to panic because I couldn’t find a book I needed to review. I threw out…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | December 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Does This Jonathan Adler “Thinspiration” Pillow Offend You?

Some would argue that the slogan “Nothing feels as good as skinny feels” promotes anorexia. But ask a Weight Watchers member, and she might say this mantra, which I’ve heard…

Annika Harris | December 15, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?

Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman’s character not only shows signs of anorexia—she’s also bulimic. I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | December 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Kathy Griffin Gets Half-Naked For The Troops

This weekend at VH1’s Divas Salute The Troops concert, Kathy Griffin gave the troops an eyeful in a camo bikini, a machine gun ammo belt, and black lace-up boots. The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Brittany Snow On The “Love Is Louder” Campaign

Brittany Snow is one of those celebs who I’ve enjoyed onscreen — in the “Hairspray” remake, “Prom Night,” a singular episode of “Gossip Girl” during a Lily Van Der Woodsen…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Portia De Rossi Talks Anorexia On Wife Ellen’s Show

If this clip from Portia de Rossi’s appearance on her wife’s talk show tomorrow doesn’t make you tear up, your heart is made of stone. Portia opened up…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2010 - 7:45 pm

I Feel Sorry For The Marie Claire “Fatties” Author

I have a high threshold for sexist, sizeist, classist, and racist things that people write on the internet because I’ve seen so much of it over the years. But the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 4:20 pm