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Is Skinny The New Fat?

Stefanie Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These campaigns are great in one sense because yes, they address the fact that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. But I think it pits women against each other in a way that gives heavier women a pass for mocking other women's bodies if they are doing it to prove they love their own.

The Model Definition Rethinking Beautiful Embracing Differerences

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

I had always been segregated from people who were different. But look at what is happening in today's society. The younger generations are friends with their classmates who are "different," and even making them prom queens and kings.

Victoria's Secret Model: Even I Don't Look Like That In Real Life

Posted 09.09.2013 | Style

Victoria's Secret models swear by yoga, green juice and lifestyles so beautifully healthy they can be documented on Instagram daily. But living up to ...

The Skinny of Fashion's Body-Image Issue

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Model Kate Dillon and Summer Rayne Oakes talk about body image and fashion.

Isaac Mizrahi: I Had A Body Disorder

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.14.2013 | Style

We love Isaac Mizrahi because he always keeps it real. So when the candid fashion designer stopped by HuffPost Live today, we knew he'd shower us with...

Chrissy Teigen: Sports Illustrated Is Terrified Of Girls Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.09.2013 | Style

Chrissy Teigen's no-nonsense attitude is one of the many reasons we love her -- who else would put themselves on the worst-dressed list? Lucky for us,...

How Skinny Models Might Actually Help Women's Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style

It is generally assumed that being bombarded with images of skinny, flawless supermodels and celebrities makes most women feel bad about themselves (o...

Daisy Lowe: 'Being Skinny Just Doesn't Suit Me'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.08.2013 | Style

Preach, sister.

The Issues with Underage and Underweight Models

Zoe Malliaros | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Zoe Malliaros

The fashion industry must commit to protecting young models, especially because our generation will be setting the precedents and standards for future workers in the industry.

A Straight Man's Reaction To Super Skinny Models

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The skinniest models have, to me, the linear quality of sleek modern architecture. Both are impressive, but the steel-and-glass beauty leaves me feeli...

Carolyn Gregoire

THE HUNGER BLOGS: A Secret World of Teenage 'Thinspiration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

I'm looking at pictures from before christmas in december. I was so f*cking skinny. Screw recovery. Hello relapse. -- coffeeandhipbones, Tumblr ...

Catherine Pearson

Fashion And Eating Disorders: How Much Responsibility Does Industry Have?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

When the Council of Fashion Designers of America re-released its health guidelines earlier this year, it called for increasing awareness about eating ...

Enough With the Body Issues

Laetitia Wajnapel | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Laetitia Wajnapel

When one spends too long immersed in the fashion industry, their perception of what a "normal" size is quickly becomes warped.

Beauty and the (Media) Beast

Layla Revis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Layla Revis

The more we make excuses for 'aspirational' or artificial constructs of beauty, the more we will experience an unbalanced society wrought with neurotic, unsatisfied women.

Aren't You Sick of Too Skinny Girls?

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Bonnie Fuller

First, New York Fashion Week, then Sports Illustrated -- It's been a double hit of diet-inducing beauties in our faces this week!

All Walks on the Catwalk

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Aimee Liu

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.

Toronto Fashion Week: Jessica Biffi Dreams Big

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Effervescent young designer Jessica Biffi is fresh off Project Runway Canada and already designing three different lines for stylish women of all shapes and sizes.

Hungry for Change: Why Media Literacy Alone Won't Make Women Love Their Bodies

Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chloe Angyal

In a study by the Girls Scouts Research Institute, a majority of young women surveyed believe fashion models are too skinny, unrealistic, and look unhealthy and sick. And yet 48% still want to look just like them.

The Abominable Zero: How We Demonize Size

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Juliette Fretté

America is obsessed with numbers. In terms of body image, most of us want to be thin, and our definition of thinness rests in the form of the number that we read on a scale or clothing tags.

"Plus"

Leona Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leona Palmer

The common response when I state my job is, "But you're not plus! What size are you?" Maybe a better question is: what size are we supposed to be? What do we expect a "plus" model to look like?

Why the Return of Gorgeous Curvy Supermodels to Fashion Runways is a Victory for All Women!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Bonnie Fuller

If you never thought you'd be cheering for Elle McPherson and Victoria's Secret models, then read this and you'll be convinced.

Marc Bouwer; Fashion Forward

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Marc Bouwer's new show is currently playing on YouTube. You can see each design, and it's variations, in perfect detail and it's so beautifully presented that I believe this is the future of fashion shows.

Victoria Beckham Defends Size 0s On 'The View' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Another day, another argument in the great model weight debate. Designer Victoria Beckham co-hosted "The View" on Wednesday and talked about the CFDA'...

'Extremely Thin' Models Cause Concern At Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Creative Director of San Paulo Fashion Week Paulo Borges expressed concern over the "extremely thin" models on the country's catwalks, according to th...

Germany: Brigitte Magazine Swaps Thin Models For Real Women

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's most popular women's magazine announced Monday that it is banning professional models from its pages in favor of "real women"...