Posts tagged "body image"

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 titty committee. After the Golden Globes, however, some see the trend reversing. Writes one New York Times blogger who saw an emergence of curves o…

Leonora Epstein / January 19, 2010

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 digress), was the show’s token weight issues episode. Ty — who has managed to confuse “honest” with “completely dickish” — told bubbly, blonde workout freak…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

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 heart disease and diabetes. Researchers have known for awhile that carrying extra weight on your stomach (read: apple-shaped) is particularly unhealthy, as stomach fat encourage…

Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2010

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, saying derogatory things about their bodies—too fat, big butt, hate my nose, my skin, hair. Sadly, I don’t know a woman who isn’t guilty of…

Ami Angelowicz / November 24, 2009

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 Guardian says “bigger chick lit” novels feature a “young woman who is seriously overweight—and doesn’t care.” And apparently, they’re all the rage.

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

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 Dad going to ask me how much money I’m saving? Will they bristle if my boyfriend and I sleep in the same bed?

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2009

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 Hurley and Sting’s pores and comment on who could use a facial or plastic surgery. (Disclosure: I used to work at HuffPo.) “[The Big Picture…

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2009

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, Eggert bounds across the sand to save two young men pretending to drown to get some hot female lifeguard action. When they see Eggert ha…

Susannah Breslin / October 9, 2009

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, the bi-monthly Brigitte will feature a mix of prominent women and regular readers in photos dealing with content from fashion to fitness in an attempt…

Catherine Strawn / October 5, 2009

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 not put down Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves for two days straight.

In her incredible…

Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2009

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 in fashion model looks. The new professional coat hangers are girls with way more curves, men and women in their sixth, seventh, and eighth decade…

Susannah Breslin / September 25, 2009

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

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 all of a sudden I was like, What if I just didn’t send such negative messages to my brain and said, wear it and enjoy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2009

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 a mail-order bride really did turn out well for that woman featured in Marie Claire last month! But don’t kid yourself that you’re not a…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2009

Should Airbrushing Come With Warning Labels?

Even though she’s a mom, Victoria Beckham’s taut and toned body in the new Armani ad released today is utterly devoid of wrinkles and jiggly bits. Gisele’s pregnant belly was flattened in the London Fog ads. Beth Ditto got fattened up on the cover of Love. Kim Kardashian appeared slimmed and lightened in Complex. Jeez…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2009

New Favorite Blog: Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches

In our weight-and-beauty-obsessed culture, there’s something almost fetishized and taboo about an image of a skinny girl eating a big, honking burger. That’s why I’m oddly obsessed with a new site aptly titled, Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches. It’s a blog “dedicated to skinny girls chowing down and stuffing their gullets full of sandwiches … or…

Ami Angelowicz / August 5, 2009

Nice Ankles, Have You Been Working Out?

Celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza has helped Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway get hot bodies, and now she wants to help you tone your, um, cankles. The LA-based trainer developed a new workout in collaboration with Gold’s Gym to help “turn cankles back into ankles.”…

Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2009

Self-Loathing Is No Fun To Read About

The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman wrote an article this week about a new phenomenon she calls “female confessional journalism.” In her opinion, this new genre of writing involves female authors who write first person narratives about their battles with eating disorders, body image, relationships, etc. But the articles go beyond sharing a story, they usually involve…

Anonymous / July 3, 2009

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t A Career

I have no idea how much my own weight has fluctuated in the past couple of years, but I can tell you all about Kirstie Alley’s rides on the bathroom scale. And Melissa Joan Hart’s. And Britney’s and Kelly Clarkson’s and…well, you get the idea. A girl can’t grocery shop without 42-point font headlines screaming…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2009

Jessica Simpson Gives Reality TV A Second Shot. But Why?

Jessica Simpson made headlines with her MTV reality show “Newlyweds,” especially after her famous Chicken of the Sea line. The show ended, as did Nick and Jess’ marriage. That’s why I was surprised to hear that Simpson is giving reality TV a second try with a new show, “The Price of Beauty.” This time around,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2009
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