Extreme thinness can weave itself into the runway ideal, through the inclusion of some unhealthy, rail-thin, often very young models. In response, many in the fashion industry are concerned about the vulnerability of models and are trying to make a difference.
"You have to want success more than you want to breathe." That's what she told me when I called her last week in tears. My Mom, so full of inspiration.
Models, sometimes they're just like us! With seemingly everyone and their mother on Instagram these days, it appears that no one is immune to the art of the selfie.
It's no secret that models have excellent skin. Whenever we see them, their complexions seem to be healthy and radiant - a far cry from how WE would look if we were under the constant pressure they are say, during fashion month.
Never in a million years did I imagine that the fear of being radically honest about my violent journey with body image and being courageous enough to take my shirt off outside the photo studio would birth an event that transformed the way we -- and I -- truthfully feel about body image.
It takes a special breed of model to walk dozens of shows per year, but the ones who can pull off the impressive feat hold a special place in the business for seasons to come. So, who was this year's top catwalker?
Given her top model status, massive popularity both on and off the runway, her clear desire to work with the brand and her close relationship with Russell James, it seems plausible, if not likely, that she may soon be strutting her stuff in her very own set of angel wings.
Over the past few years the number of working models appears to have quadrupled. Models like Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne are landing more high-profile campaigns than ever, and all at the ripe age of 22, while others continue to strut down the runway well into their 40s.
Ever wondered what it's really like to be a part of New York Fashion Week? Or better yet, to be a model at New York Fashion Week?
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World ...
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World ...
We were lucky enough to sit down with Maggie while she prepared to make her return to the runway and open one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season -- Michael Kors.
While all designers have their fair share of model BFFs, few share a bond as close as that between Coco Rocha and Zac Posen.
We caught up with Jessica backstage while she prepared to walk in Public School's show, where she filled us in on how she prepares for Fashion Week and more.
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.