There is a fashionista curiosity in every woman at every age. Unfortunately, most advertising and all of marketing for women's fashion cue their look books with youth in mind and size zero in bodies.
We now live in a time in which Beyonce has made "bootylicious" a compliment, Jennifer Lopez is twerking, Meghan Trainor claims to be "bringing booty back," and Kim Kardashian is called hot for her selfies. However, the entertainment industry is still struggling to accept women's beauty in different sizes.
Chrissy Teigen is so GLAM4GOOD! We love how she posts pictures of herself making ugly faces on Instagram and that she's always smiling and poking fun of herself in the best possible way. She's not just a supermodel, she's a role model.
When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.
I love my body. Despite constant messages piped into our brains telling us we're not supposed to, I f*cking love my body.
It was one of those puff-piece New York Post assignments that landed in my lap once in a while back in the day, and that was fine by me -- no crime, no chalk outlines on the street, no survivors to interview.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with feeling beautiful and wanting to flaunt it. I also believe that women should be free to express their sexuality however they choose. To me the issue is the wackness of the one dimensional pretty girl.
I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.
At only 25-years-old, Thando Hopa, a public prosecutor and part-time model, already demonstrates a precocious collectedness and understanding of people and a thorough understanding of herself.
In a previous blog, I shared a story about Brittany Mason, a model and former Miss Indiana, who was so bullied and terrorized as a teen, that she ne...
Non-life-drawers often assume that life drawing involves a sideways translation of one impulse into another impulse. But this assumption is flawed. I read the sex drive as a powerful force, but a specific one.
While Avedon's fashion photography is certainly his most celebrated and recognizable work, it is his portraiture that acutely reveals the psychological complexities of both the subject and the artist.
Fictionalized happy endings are the stuff of fairy tales. Sanitized, Photoshopped endings are the stuff of television and movies. They're nice, of course, but they don't have the lasting impact of real, imperfect stories that highlight perseverance and courage.
There's actually a decent amount of famous native Illinoisians, most of whom don't live here anymore -- if they are in fact still living. From writers, movie stars and politicians to notorious criminals, here are 10 famous people you may or may not have known are from Illinois.
Over the years, my personality has most likely caused me to miss out on some jobs and opportunities, but I also know that my strong personality has helped me experience lots of firsts as a black model.
Modeling requires strength on a number of different levels -- strength to hold your head high and endure rejection; strength to continue to follow your passion in order to build a successful career; strength to ignore critics and naysayers; and strength to keep your body, mind and spirit in tip-top shape.