Posts tagged "body image"

“I Love Plastic Surgery”: New Video Of Debrahlee Lorenzana, Citibank’s Sexual Harassment Accuser

Remember Debrahlee Lorenzana, who recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Citibank? A promotional video for Long Island Plastic Surgical Group featuring Lorenzana has now surfaced, in which she gets…

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2010 - 12:40 pm

And What About Plus-Size Male Models?

Is the plus-size model debate one-sided? When it comes to talking about how the fashion industry promotes unhealthy female images, the male gaze might be silent, but nevertheless it’s there:…

Leonora Epstein | June 2, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Kim Kardashian’s Dictionary Must Have A Different Definition Of “Skinny”

A taut-stomached, bikini-clad Kim Kardashian will “never be one of those skinny girls” — wha-wha-what? I know she’s got typically un-Hollywood-esque curves and all, but damn, if that’s still not…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2010 - 1:10 pm

How Do You Get Motivated To Exercise?

Here’s a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I’ve ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal

Susannah Breslin | May 21, 2010 - 3:59 pm

Did Queen Latifah Get Photoshopped Thinner In Her “Just Wright” Poster?

I was poking around on Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers site this weekend, when I noticed the poster for Queen Latifah and Common’s new movie, “Just Wright,” looked a little, well,…

Susannah Breslin | May 10, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Dear Wendy: “Why Can’t Women Embrace Their Curves?”

I’m a 19 year-old college student and I recently met a girl at a party who was very pretty, smart and nice. We talked for a good half hour and…

Wendy Atterberry | April 26, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Devil’s Advocate: Garance Doré On The Plus-Size Model Debate

When it comes to the fashion industry size debate, even we admit that as much as opposing sides keep launching rockets, it often feels like a peace treaty will never…

Leonora Epstein | April 21, 2010 - 4:40 pm

I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have a full-length mirror in my room. My Jewish mother loathed hearing me complain about how fat I was and refused…

Jayme Cyk | April 21, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Was Never An Ugly Duckling

I borrowed my mom’s photo album of my kid/teenager photos last week, as part of my attempt to come to terms with my childhood and figure out how I got… | April 20, 2010 - 11:20 am

Cookie Cutters Aren’t Meant For Beauty

We love this poster — so simple yet so true! It’s one of the winners of the annual Love Your Body Day poster contest by the National Organization for Women.

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sex Scandal Leads To Lame Body-Snarking

Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is a sports god in Europe, and he has the salary to prove it. Ronaldo is starting to register with non-sports-centered Americans too, especially after a…

Kelli Bender | April 16, 2010 - 5:30 pm

People Actually Got Less Plastic Surgery Last Year

Not that you’d know if from the Heidi Montag Freakshow, but fewer Americans had plastic surgeries last year than four years before. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2010 - 1:40 pm

“The Price Of Beauty” Makes Jessica Simpson An Ugly American

I stayed up way past my bed time last night to watch Jessica Simpson’s new VH1 show, “The Price of Beauty.” I didn’t have high hopes for the show…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Performance Art Protester Crashes Lagerfeld Fashion Show

During Paris Fashion Week, the Jardin des Tuileries is a prime people-gazing spot where street-style photographers flock to snap the chic-set exiting the tents. But when a performance artist headed…

Leonora Epstein | March 9, 2010 - 12:50 pm

All Hail Madame President Barbie

We know all you nerds were psyched when toy company Mattel announced “computer programmer” came out on top in a contest for Barbie’s next career. But for those of us…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Have Fashion And Beauty Gone Too Far?

Botox, leeches, breast augmentations, Spanx, chemical peels, face lifts, 10-inch heels, microdermabrasion, butt implants — the list goes on and on. Has the beauty and fashion industrial complex gone too…

Susannah Breslin | February 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm

How Thin Is Too Thin?

Discuss. [Vogue France]…

Susannah Breslin | February 22, 2010 - 3:20 pm

When The Mirror Does Lie

This striking image by photographer Ross Brown explores the scary world inside the head of those with body dysmorphia. Do you believe (or know) that anorexics see such a drastic…

Leonora Epstein | February 18, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Victoria Beckham: “Most [Models] Are Naturally Thin”

Can anyone keep Victoria Beckham’s body image philosophy straight? She seems to constantly flex between opposing contradictions. One second, the media is calling out her anorexic-seeming lifestyle and the next…

Leonora Epstein | February 18, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Can Gemma Ward Fit Back Into The Fashion Industry?

For models who gain weight, whether it’s five pounds or 15, finding a fit in the fashion industry is generally an uphill battle, and often suddenly sinks a career. Take…

Leonora Epstein | February 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm
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