body image

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

Is The Problem With Too-Thin Models Too-Young Girls?

After Tuesday’s CFDA panel “The Beauty of Health: Resizing the Sample Size,” it was suggested that perhaps the industry needs to readjust its age standards in order to reconsider size.

Leonora Epstein | February 11, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Girl Talk: Entering The American Apparel Butt Competition Was Empowering

I laughed (like I’m sure many of us did) when I heard about American Apparel’s “Search for the Best Bottom in the World” competition. I found myself aggravated by the…

Anonymous | February 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Old Hollywood Vs. New Hollywood On The Great Weight Debate

The weight issue is often the big, fat elephant in any Hollywood room. It seems like actresses nowadays just keep getting thinner and thinner, yet very few people are talking…

Ami Angelowicz | February 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Is Hollywood Embracing Curves?

Only a few short months ago, we were talking about Hollywood boobs. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof, when we noticed that more and more, celebs were joining the itty-bitty…

Leonora Epstein | January 19, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Tears Shed On “The Real World,” As One Housemate Is Deemed “Not Skinny Enough” To Be In Playboy

Last night’s episode of “The Real World: DC,” which, thus far, isn’t living up to our high expectations (which were probably higher than they should have been, but I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 14, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Breaking News: Butt And Thigh Fat Are Not A Sign Of The Apocalypse

Score one for womanly curves! Researchers in the Journal of Obesity say carrying fat on your butt and thighs (think: pear-shaped) actually helps protect your body from obesity-related diseases like…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Women Hate Their Bodies About As Much As Men Love Sex

I think we all know that women’s obsession with body image is a cultural epidemic. I feel like it’s common practice to hear not only myself, but also my friends,…

Ami Angelowicz | November 24, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Will “Bigger Chick Lit” Novels Win A Plus-Sized Audience?

Hey, Frisky book lovers, have you heard about “bigger chick lit”? Pissiness over a poochy tummy is a sub-plot in plenty of books, most notably Bridget Jones’s Diary, but the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Frisky Rant: Family Members Should STFU About Weight Gain

I don’t know about you folks, but for me, a weekend with the rents is always fraught with tension. Is Mom going to pester me about brushing my hair? Is…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Huffington Post Delivers Celebs’ Pores And Pimples Up Close

The Huffington Post recently introduced a new entertainment feature called The Big Picture, starring “unedited celebrity photos, blown up,” ostensibly so visitors can inspect the size of Lindsay Lohan, Elizabeth…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Nicole Eggert Makes Fun Of Being “Fat” For Funny Or Die

In this Funny or Die video, former “Baywatch” babe Nicole Eggert tackles the subject of her weight gain, leading Salon’s Broadsheet to wonder: empowering or embarrassing? In the skit,…

Susannah Breslin | October 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

German Women’s Magazine Bans Models From Its Pages

German models might soon find themselves out of work. Today, the country’s most popular women’s magazine announced that it’s banning professional models in favor of real people. Starting next year,…

Catherine Strawn | October 5, 2009 - 8:15 pm

Frisky Q&A: Crystal Renn Is America’s Next Top Plus-Size Model (And Author)

Kind of ironic, huh? A book called Hungry that I just ate right up as quickly as I could. But model Crystal Renn’s autobiography is that good. Seriously, I could…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2009 - 1:00 pm

What’s Next In Modeling? The Full-Figured, The Octogenarian, And The Unshaved!

Does this look like a runway model to you? Maybe! Sick of looking at runways overcrowded by blond, Caucasian, skinny models? Pipeline has a terrific post on the latest trends…

Susannah Breslin | September 25, 2009 - 11:20 am

Another Quote Of The Day: Lara Stone Doesn’t Want To Be The Fat Girl Anymore

“I don’t want to be the fat one anymore.” – Model Lara Stone to ELLEuk.com [Via Fashionologie] …

Susannah Breslin | September 23, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Quote Of The Day: Drew Barrymore And Ellen Page Are Smooching Besties

“Ellen has such a beautiful body, and I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, You can’t wearing anything sleeveless or strapless. And…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Anorexic And Bulimic Woman Says Beauty Pageant Changed Her Life For The Better

You know those articles where a woman writes that something that’s generally considered to be shady is really friggin’ fantastic? Yeah, us Frisky ladies tend to be skeptical. Maybe being…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2009 - 6:50 pm
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