Susan Ringwood's initiative to revolutionize designers' attitudes about "model" bodies wasn't easy. "Did anyone try to tell Picasso to change his models?" a designer demanded.
Thompson spends most of her time these days speaking to college-aged girls about healthy body image.
While magazine editors profess to be on the lookout for more normal models, not very many of them practices what they preach.
Since every savvy gal on a budget must amortize her costs, we stick by a steadfast rule of putting money into 'keeper' pieces that get frequent wear. Besides, since we are contrary by nature, the fancier the event, the bigger the thrill of a bargain 'fraud'.
An employer can't legally tell you to do something that will knowingly cost you your life, like stand in oncoming traffic, so why should we allow an industry that tells girls they can't work unless they are actively starving themselves to death?
You think you have it hard? Try being a fashion model! They're beautiful (all the time!), naturally thin, and get paid lots of money to be quiet and j...
If you are given something of great value, the least of your responsibility is to make use of it. Which is why I became a model. But here's the twist: since you don't actually have to do anything to pursue a career based on the way you look, it is seen as a shallow calling.
It's absolutely amazing to me how new products always excite makeup artists. They squeal. They covet, hide, and hoard. And as we get deeper into the week of shows, they are not sharing with each other.
I barely noticed the clothes because I was so distracted by the models underneath the garments. Line after line, show after show, model after model looked the same: jutting chest bones, sharp clavicles, bony knees, and so on.
One thing I'm very excited about this Fashion Week is the Nine West Runway Relief. The idea of it struck a chord with me: years ago an aunt I'm especially close to was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Would a newspaper and website like The Jewish Daily Forward hire a Catholic editor? Would The Advocate engage a straight person as executive director...
Corsica is very much your own experience. No one is going to hold your hand to guide you or to hold you back.
Having spent the majority of my adult life in New York City and Los Angeles, I have a different view of celebrities than a lot of other people.
We have decided as a policy to stop naming names of useless starlets who paint obscenities on their fingernails, hypocritical politicians and commenta...
Fashion-induced anorexia isn't the only health risk faced by runway models. New photos of Naomi Campbell revealed a significant bald patch above her l...