The world of modeling is not a diverse one. Most models are “standard size,” meaning their bodies are around 5’10″ or so and between a size zero and four. There are some wonderful exceptions, yes, but the fashion industry is still fairly consistent across the board regarding its view of how women ideally “should” look. Fortunately, the number of exceptions is increasing as more women become intolerant of the rigid restrictions set for female bodies in fashion, and model Saffi Karina is one of the people taking action. More
Topic: body image
My smile is my favorite trait & it shines through at any size. I want to be skinnier, stronger, more beautiful, but if that doesn’t happen, I know I’m okay. More
In Dove’s latest marketing campaign/social experiment, sketch artists drew women based on self-descriptions and then based on a description from a stranger. The portraits based on others’ perceptions turned out some much less flawed, less harsh and more conventionally attractive than those based on women’s self-descriptions. Check it out.
If youâre in the market for a new mother to raise you up right this time around, look no further than Isla Fisher. The Amy Adams stunt double spoke with Fitness this month about her body image and made a statement so shocking that Iâm still reeling from what she said. Seriously sit down, because someone in Hollywood just admitted that sheâs putting her kids in front of her body. (I know, I did a spit take too. Then I drank it back up because juice cleanses are expensive and Iâve only got 4 weeks to get a hot summer body.) 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.
Watching Mad Men as though it is an episode of The Biggest Loser is such a terrible way to watch such an interesting, nuanced show. If you are seriously tuning in every week to see if a woman is going to drop a few pounds, there are any number of Reality TV shows that are better suited to your taste. More
The Sweetest Twitter Marriage Proposal Youâll Ever See
Source: Intent Blog
Why Donât More Women Talk About Masturbation?
Source: The Frisky
Clueless Mom Gives Birth on a Bike Without Realizing It
Source: The Stir
True Or False: Marathoners Can Eat Whatever They Want
Source: Well And Good NYC
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Blisstree writers and friends play fitness models in an attempt to show that “fit” bodies can be diverse bodiesâand yoga pants don’t need to cost $90 to get the job done. More
When I took my first burlesque dancing class at the New York School of Burlesque, I had no idea what to expectâwould I shy away or unearth my secret succubus self? The latter was definitely more the case.
They keep coming, these PR pitches about plastic surgery. You’ve gotta admire the creative angles the surgeons and their PR people come up with. I got this one today and it seemed fitting to share, because I guess the new trend in plastic surgery promotion is pointing out the way that our obsession with our phones is affecting our beauty. And thus, I give you, “How To Take A Selfie:” More
See that maxi dress there? If you wear it in a standard size and appreciate this color, you can find it in a shade called âDark Heather Greyâ; if you are plus-size, you can find it in âManatee Grey,â because that doesnât feel targeted or anything. More