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Photoshop that baby!: Gisele in London Fog

Date: July 31, 2009 | Posted By:
According to a press release [PDF] issued yesterday, Gisele is the new face, or rather, body, of London Fog. Yes, these photos are very provocative and a bit ridiculous, considering the product she is modeling (I know I go out in the cold and rain like that all the time!). But something else about the Continue reading

Miley Cyrus in ELLE: Can She Really Have the Best of Both Worlds?

Date: July 29, 2009 | Posted By:
The youngsters love Disney’s Hannah Montana, but what kind of message is Miley Cyrus sending them about how to act in real life? Whether she is wearing thigh-high boots or clutching a sheet to her naked torso (as she was in last year’s Vanity Fair), 16-year-old Miley has been shown in very adult poses. These Continue reading

The Return of Curves: Lara Stone

Date: July 24, 2009 | Posted By:
Known for larger breasts, bleached eyebrows, a sizeable gap between her two front teeth, and hips that round out between a U.S. size 4 and size 6, Lara Stone is different from what we’ve become accustomed to seeing on the runway and in fashion magazines. Continue reading

Black Barbie Dolls Leave Much to Be Desired

Date: July 17, 2009 | Posted By:
As we found out from The Root, Mattel is releasing a new line of Barbie dolls that are getting a lot of attention. The new line, called “So In Style,” or “S.I.S.” are supposed to be African-American and to have more “authentic” facial features. The S.I.S. dolls are sold in pairs, with one adult doll Continue reading

Another Response to “Thin”: From an Inside Perspective

Date: July 16, 2009 | Posted By:
In 2006, when Lauren Greenfield’s documentary Thin came out, I watched the film on my computer in the single dorm room that had become something of a cave for me. I was in the throes of a life-threatening eating disorder, and, needless to say, the film hit home. A few months later, I saw the Continue reading

I’ve heard “I Kissed a Girl,” and I REALLY don’t like it

Date: July 8, 2009 | Posted By:
Anyone who listens to the radio or is remotely up to date with today’s music has unfortunately grown accustomed to lyrics that offend, degrade, or sexualize women. Nonetheless, nothing prepared me for Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” when I heard it on the radio last summer. It’s been nearly a year since I first Continue reading

“Thin” is Thick with Reality

Date: July 3, 2009 | Posted By:
Brittany started dieting at age 12 because she wanted to look like her classmates. After gaining weight in an eating disorder treatment center, the under 100-pound teen grabs at the skin under her chin, sobbing. She thinks she has a double chin. Shelly has a tube that runs out of her stomach because she’s so Continue reading