Being a model is not generally as dreamy as it may look and only a few actually live the dream. There are four reasons why being a model sucks and why envying a fashion model is completely irrational.
'I could never let my hair go gray,' a friend said to me. 'I mean, yours looks OK, but my mother would just die if I let my hair go like that.'
Times have changed and girls as young as eight are becoming more conscious of their body image. Encouraging more physical activity can give them opportunities to look at things beyond worrying about their hair and make-up... Encouraging participation in sport in all areas can lead to happier, healthier women.
The master behind Jennifer Lopez and countless other celebrity hairstylist creations opens up as never before. I heard him before I saw him.
Summer is well and truly here, as well as a little sunshine, and with the new season comes a series of delectable new collections from your favourite quirky boutiques, high-street brands and upscale labels. Stuck for style this August? Check out my top summer fashion picks below...
When we value beauty, not as something to be manufactured, but as something to be lived, then we are able to take it in, celebrate it and pass it on in a meaningful way.
Our cultural preoccupation with physical appearance isn't simply a narcissistic tendency, but may, in part, reflect our striving for social standing in society.
I catch my reflection in a store window and laugh. Gravity does what gravity does. But I'm still happier now than I ever have been. I'm sorry my younger self didn't know how to celebrate what she had when she had it! But I do now!
Lauren is the Cofounder and CEO of TheStylisted. She began her career as a management consultant in New York, working with a top global cosmetic brand...
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.
Cleansing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin (as well as wearing SPF daily) but no one ever really focuses on this basic skincare ritual. Working in the beauty industry I know how undervalued cleansing is, so here is my guide to cleansing your face.
I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.
My default mode is to see and focus on my flaws and imperfections. I'm starting to see a bit more.
Ironically, it was in seeing themselves "perfectly" that these women embraced their imperfections as an essential part of their identity.
You are beautiful. Every single cell that is composed together to create your individuality makes you absolutely irreplaceable. All of your features represent everyone that was, is, and will be part of your life. How do you become irreplaceable? Be and embrace your complete honest self.
As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."