Archive for November, 2009

Unrealistic Expectations Always In Fashion – The Push For “Real” Women »

From Regan McMahon / SFGate.com Germany’s most popular women’s magazine, Brigitte, recently announced that starting next year, it would ban professional models from its pages to combat the glorification of ultra-thin women, and use “real” women instead. Also in October, Polo Ralph Lauren sparked international outrage by Photoshopping out the true girth of size 4 […]

Kate Moss Slammed for Skinny Comments »

By Lindsay Robertson / OMG Groups representing the anti-eating-disorder movement in the U.K. are blasting supermodel Kate Moss for a seemingly offhand remark she made in a recent interview with the fashion website WWD. When asked about her personal motto, Moss said: “There are loads. There’s ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’ That’s one of them. You […]

Top South Korean model Daul Kim found dead »

From The BBC South Korean model Daul Kim has been found dead at her apartment in Paris. Reports say the 20-year-old could have killed herself, but officials have yet to confirm the cause of death. Ms Kim has made appearances at fashion weeks around the world, modelling for leading designers, including Chanel and Alexander McQueen. […]

Demi Moore’s W Cover: Worst Photoshop Ever? »

From Lindsay Robertson / OMG Everyone knows by now that magazines extensively airbrush the stars on their covers, and usually the celebs appreciate a little touchup and wouldn’t want it any other way. But imagine Demi Moore, 47, getting her first look at the latest (December) cover of W and finding that a huge chunk of her […]

The Old-School Fashion Hierarchy Is Falling Down »

From Erin Flaherty / TheFrisky.com What would the fashion industry look like if it shrugged off the exclusivity that has characterized it for, well, centuries, and cut out the middleman? It seems like the process is already well underway. This year’s Fashion Weeks had everyone wondering the same thing, and the buzz is best summed […]

ATB Newsletter: A COSMETIC CONSPIRACY? Plus: DVD Update »

A COSMETIC CONSPIRACY? Special note – I’m not accusing any company of doing anything specific per se’. The story you’re about to read is a factual account of something that happened last week. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let your collective imaginations run where they may!  About a month ago, I got a call from PBS […]

Second Ralph Lauren model in Photoshop row as she’s airbrushed to become impossibly skinny »

Will the high-end clothing line ever stop altering its models? -Carolyn French A new image from the Ralph Lauren corporation is causing a stir once again and needless to say we aren’t the least bit surprised. Read about RL’s previous photoshop scandal Model Valentina Zelyaeva is currently featured on the Ralph Lauren Australia Web site, looking extremely […]

Cindy Crawford on super-skinny models and eating disorders »

From The-F-Word.org Supermodel Cindy Crawford opened up to the Guardian’s Hannah Poole on super-skinny models and eating disorders. Check out the audio clip here. The audio clip starts mid-conversation, so based on the response, I can only assume the first question is on super-skinny models. I think the girls that are models now, that’s just […]

EspeciallyMe conference helps teenage girls with self-esteem, dignity »

From Annette Espenoza / The Denver Post Christina Stephens beamed with mama pride when her daughter, Maya, accepted an achievement award Saturday during a conference that aims to instill the importance of self-love, dignity and respect to middle-school-age black girls. “Girls need to have their self-identity recognized at an early age because middle school can […]

New Eating Disorder Specialist Library Launched to Help Eating Disorder Sufferers »

From EarthTimes.com Finding treatment for eating disorders is an overwhelming task for those suffering from eating disorders and the loved ones trying to help them. To solve this problem, Eating Disorder Hope launched the Eating Disorder Specialist Library, to provide a comprehensive resource for exploring and comparing treatment options, providers, treatment approaches and philosophy. All […]