Posts by Stacey
Proenza Schouler and “Top Model” get waist-ed
Date: August 17, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyFlat abs, lean legs, perky breasts: these fashion industry staples have been mandated so long, you can pretty much expect to find them on any straight-size model. But what’s the newest must-have on the runways? A teeny-tiny, impossibly thin waist. Obviously, this trend isn’t a new one (ever heard of a corset?), but recent media Continue reading
Girl Scouts aim to change the face of fashion
Date: August 12, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyThey’ve been around for nearly a century, count 3.3 million members worldwide, and are considered a preeminent leadership development organization. In case the only thing you know about the Girl Scouts is their unwavering dedication to supplying America with Thin Mints, it’s time to learn more. With the help of four Wilhelmina Curve models (the Continue reading
Eminem and Rihanna cause domestic abuse controversy with “Love the Way You Lie” video
Date: August 10, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyHow would you feel watching a domestic abuse victim admit her desire for more pain? What if the cycle of violence were enacted by two celebrities, alternating between scenes of fierce aggression and passionate love? What if all these images were set to a number-one, radio-friendly rap hit? Would you call it glamorization of a Continue reading
Sophia Bush thinks Urban Outfitters is as bad as we do
Date: August 3, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyThere’s nothing better than a celebrity who recognizes how sucky the media can be. Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”) isn’t about to fall prey to any warped body image messages, and she doesn’t think you should either. The actress recently took to her blog to rant about Urban Outfitters’ offensive “Eat Less” t-shirt. Here’s what Continue reading
“Blame It On the Alcohol”? Or on the whole mysogynistic system?
Date: | Posted By: StaceyJamie Foxx blamed it on the alcohol. About-Face fan Elizabeth Dodd blames it on pervasive sexist viewpoints in the media. Jamie has the honor of gracing our Gallery of Offenders, and Liz thinks there are plenty of others in the spotlight who deserve to join him. Read what the New Zealander has to say about Continue reading
MAC and Rodarte give makeup an ugly name with their Juarez line
Date: July 27, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyWhether it’s a case of thinking way too far outside the box, or a cheap attempt to shock and awe makeup junkies, MAC Cosmetics has managed to seriously cross the line. Collaborating with high-fashion label Rodarte, MAC recently unveiled plans to release a makeup collection in September based on life in the border town of Continue reading
We love (this interview with) Margaret Cho!
Date: July 22, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey“I didn’t mean to be a role model,” says Margaret Cho. “I just speak my truth.” Well Margaret’s truth is blunt, brazen, and hilarious, and anyone who’s seen the comedian in action can attest to her role-model-worthiness. From her humble beginnings in San Francisco to her current mega-success with the TV show “Drop Dead Diva” Continue reading
Pamela Anderson displays her parts for PETA
Date: July 20, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyWas PETA neglected as a child? Was it deprived of attention as a young, burgeoning organization? Why else would poor PETA feel the need to keep crying out for help by flaunting its half-naked celebrity supporters in compromising, often-sexist positions? To save the animals? Nah… Once again, the ever-demure, painfully shy Pamela Anderson is causing Continue reading
Joan Rivers: the face of feminism?
Date: July 13, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyShe’s nipped, tucked, Botoxed, and damn proud of it. So maybe Joan Rivers is a less-than-likely representative of female empowerment, but the woman has certainly made her mark. The new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work examines a year in the life of the legendary comic, and I certainly got more than I Continue reading
Australian government encourages media to be “body image friendly”
Date: July 8, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyLeave it to the Aussies to come up with another awesome global contribution (you can also thank them for Kylie Minogue and Vegemite). The Australian government recently partnered with The Butterfly Foundation, an eating disorders awareness and prevention group, to create a body image initiative. Magazines, designers, retailers and modeling agencies will be encouraged to Continue reading