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Debenhams, European Department Store, Won’t Airbrush Lingerie Models Anymore

  • Yesterday, Debenhams, a European department store, announced on Facebook that it is scaling back on airbrushing images of lingerie models, citing a “moral” imperative to portray women’s bodies more naturally. The store also offered an example of how one lingerie model would have been retouched (um, everywhere) with before-and-after photos — see above! [Yahoo]
  • A committee in New Jersey’s Assembly has advanced a bill that would ban licensed therapists from trying to “convert” or “repair” gay minors. It now heads to the NJ Assembly and Senate. [CBS Local]
  • Republican Rep. Trent Franks is backtracking on yesterday’s comment about how pregnancy resulting from rape is rare. [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

British Department Store Bans Airbrushing

Debenhams, a department store in the U.K., has banned airbrushing in their upcoming swimsuit campaign. Pictures like the one above will appear in the store’s windows with marks at places where it might have been altered if airbrushing were involved. We think the model in the picture looks amazing as she is and it’s cool to know that she hasn’t been altered. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

How We Live Now: Debenhams Launches Divorce Registry

With divorce rates on the rise and an increasingly cynical view on lasting marriage, it’s a wonder someone hadn’t come up with this before—Debenhams, the British department store, has just launched a divorce registry service. So now, recent divorcees may find themselves filling out gift lists for themselves, just like they did a few months/years ago for their marriages. Odd, yes. But it’s also quite practical when you think about how much it costs to set up a new life when all of a sudden, you don’t have a teapot anymore because your ex got that in the settlement as well. Not that we’re advocating rewards for splitting up, but how come traditional gift-giving is always about celebration, and not to cheer you up? [Reuters] Keep reading »

Models + Lingerie + Your Boyfriend = An Equation That Works

The words “models” and “lingerie” don’t usually belong in the same sentence as the words “my boyfriend.” That’s a no brainer. But I wouldn’t have minded if he’d had a shop like the UK department store, Debenham’s, to buy my Christmas girly-things. The store cleverly hired models of all sizes to stroll around the store to help men assess the right sizes for lingerie. (And, let’s be honest, tempt some men into the store in the first place.)

Bra sizes are static, of course, but I’ve owned different brands of panties spanning sizes from S to XL. So no wonder I opened up an early gift of lingerie—a black bra, garter belt, and panties—to discover my darling boyfriend misjudged the size of my giant ass. Seriously, these panties would have cut off blood supply to my vag.

Maybe next year he’ll have a sexy lil’ lingerie model to guide him—and it’ll be a Merry Christmas for everyone. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

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