When I was much younger people saw me as being so beautiful or sosmart. Some who knew me very well, actually saw both. I strove at all costs to have...
Imagine a land where beautiful people are so stigmatized that they are banished simply for their looks. Does it sound like a sci-fi fantasy dystopia?
No longer dictated by fashion trends, the seasons, or glossy magazines, modern style in Los Angeles has evolved to encompass the totality of one's being, identity, and lifestyle.
From spring runways to music festivals, braids are (still) everywhere -- this time, the dirtier the better.
Fed up of pricey skin creams, disappointing hair products and time-consuming beauty treatments? Then it's time to eat yourself beautiful! Check out these 10 nutritious snacks that can solve your beauty problems.
The nice folks at Dove are at it again: in their bid to convince women that they don't have to look on the point of collapse or have preternaturally symmetrical features and skin unmarked by life to be beautiful, they've conducted what they're calling "a compelling social experiment".
The cosmetic treatments industry has had a call to arms. Wednesday saw the release of the Keogh Report, a review on cosmetic treatment procedures commissioned by the government, led by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, and huge changes for practitioners are nigh.
Putting the intense pity felt for someone whose self-respect can be measured in kilograms aside for one moment, Brick's unambiguous and deliberate tying of self-worth to waist size is problematic; particularly when the clear implication is that girls should be dieting from the age of 12.
I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.
Dove has been down this road before. Previously, they ran some ads with chubby ladies in underwear talking about how much they loved their bodies. I found those ads powerfully patronizing, as I find the "Beauty Sketches." It is as though women need to have their emotions managed and protected all the time.
I find myself anchoring my grief over the loss of this remarkable man in simple objects ... little things, like our kitchen table. That may seem odd, given that Dr. Ferré was the world's leading Constructive Post-Modern philosopher, but therein lays the eternal magic of his inspiring legacy.
I always start my spring cleaning off by clearing out my closet and donating old clothes. When I was only able to fill one large shopping bag this year, I realized why: the closer I get to 30, the better I get at personal style. Here are some tips for making sure you'll still like your purchases next year.
It is hard to be a woman in the Western world and not feel ashamed of your appearance. In the press, starlets in bikinis are picked apart more comprehensively than if an autopsy was being performed on them. Scrutiny naturally turns toward your own, inevitably inferior, body.
As I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. The message that we constantly receive is that girls are not valuable without beauty. My primary problem with this Dove ad is that it's not really challenging the message -- it just makes us feel like it is. It doesn't really tell us that the definition of beauty is broader than we have been trained to think it is. Don't let your happiness be dependent on something so fickle and cruel and trivial. You should feel beautiful, and Dove was right about one thing: you are more beautiful than you know. But please, please hear me: you are so, so much more than beautiful.
Maybe we don't need permission to see our own beauty. Maybe what we need is to stop listening to those that tell us what we need in the first place.
Women in today's society have an inherent attachment to long hair. But being a bald woman -- or even just rocking a buzz or pixie cut -- is a sign of inner strength. It defies society's expectations -- and that takes guts.