While they are rather beautiful a lot of the time, high heels are generally known to be terrible for your feet. They can shorten calf muscles, cause pain and arthritis, and perhaps even lead to migraines. Plus, if you’re anything like me, they’re probably pretty embarrassing when you fall in them (which is frequently if, again, you’re anything like me). More
“I loved thin models. Then all of a sudden… it struck me that there was something wrong. Like, the more I dieted, the more weight I lost, somehow the fatter I seemed to get to myself.” More
The casual, random use of a plus-size model in an H&M ad for their beachwear page is a perfect example of how plus-size models should be used: normally. More
Debenhams, the UK-based department store, has created one of the most truly inclusive fashion spreads we’ve ever seen. Their high summer lookbook boasts an impressive array of models of all shapes and sizes, including women over 40, paralympian Stefanie Reed, and several “plus size” women.
Spring has officially sprung and I’m pretty sure nobody is as excited about it as I am. Our days are longer, our weather is soon to be warmer, and there is always an excuse to eat ice cream. You know what else comes with Spring and Summer? Fun fashion. There’s so much more you can do during these seasons because you’re not preoccupied with not freezing your butt off. One of my guilty pleasures is shoes. A great pair can brighten up an outfit and yes, they can be comfortable too More
I made my friend watch the Oscars with me last night , so we could share beer and vegan mashed potatoes during (obviously) and she could help me have opinions on the spectacle. “What’s your biggest takeaway from the 2013 Oscars?” I grilled her afterwards. “That they were brought to us by Klonopin and a lack of inspiration?” she offered. Which is about as good a way as any to sum last night’s ceremonies. More
IN her first photos as the face of Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence conjures classic 1940s/1950s glam — and a sophisticated (powerful?) look that’s at odds with recent past Miss Dior campaigns. More
Today marks the beginning of London Fashion Week and already there have been some … questionable designs. New York Fashion Week just wrapped up yesterday (it’s always fashion week somewhere!), and while there was a lot to love in this year’s collections, there were definitely a few things that fail the ‘fashion shouldn’t ridicule women‘ test. From the offensive to the merely absurd, a few fashion week 2013 worsts. More
Peruse the right sidebar of Mail Online on any given day and you’ll find a smorgasbord of fat-shaming, gossip-mongering and oohing or booing over celebrity outfits. But today in particular the Mail’s sidebar grabbed me. First it was Miranda Kerr dolled up in some women’s magazine, then January Jones, then Dakota Fanning. One, two, three, throw in a couple of lesser-known Victoria’s Secret models in European fashion spreads, Olivia Wilde dressed like a cancan dancer on the cover of Vanity Fair and an MSNBC news anchor showing off her baby bump and there it is: The whole absurd portrayal of women in fashion and entertainment media summed up in less than a few hundred megapixels.
After a week of pressure from Greenpeace, Levi’s — the world’s largest denim brand — has agreed to clean up its “toxic fashion” act and stop polluting Mexico’s rivers in the name of making jeans. Levi’s said it will commit to making more eco-friendly clothes by eliminating all release of hazardous chemicals during its manufacturing process by the year 2020. More
Over those neon jeans you bought last spring? How about that colorblock bod-con skirt? (Yeah, I thought so.) Well, you can now feel good about getting rid of last year’s fashions with a new H&M program. Beginning in February, the retailer will recycle old clothes you drop off at any of its stores, and even give you a discount on buying more stuff in the process. More
Last week Greenpeace put out a report on toxins in clothing which implicated fashion brands like Levi’s, Calvin Klein and Zara. Now, just nine days later, Zara is “going into detox,” as the UK Telegraph puts it. The Spanish clothing label said it will stop all release of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020. More
A new investigative report has turned up some ugly truths about the inexpensive, trendy clothes we so love to buy. In “Toxic Threads,” Greenpeace International tested 141 clothing items from 20 major fashion brands and found items from every brand contained traces of hazardous chemicals and carcinogens. More
Spanish clothing retailer Zara is in the midst of a global expansion, but it won’t involve the U.S. Some say it’s our country’s lack of style, but others say we’re just too fat. Apparently, re-sizing their line to fit the average American would just cost way too much. Instead, they’re opening 400 stores in still-thin China. More