Thursday Menswear Moment: Skinny Jeans on Men

WARNING:  This is going to get ugly….and snarky.  You have been warned.\r\n\r\nIt’s bad enough that women are wearing this particular fashion abomination–o.m.g. and don’t get me started.   At leas don’t get me started on women without considering that, this time around, MEN are wearing these things.   And just like the women, the wrong kind…

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Short film starring Elle Fanning explores fashion imagery and its impact on the psyche

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfL_Ybdi14Q&w=560&h=315]\r\n\r\nWARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXTREMELY DISTURBING AND SHOCKING SCENES THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS.\r\n\r\nI came across this short film –titled “Likeness”–by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto while clicking through online version of T Magazine (the New York Times style mag.)  Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota) gives a stunning emotional performance of a teen’s inner…

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Even gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence is not immune from the vagaries of Photoshopping

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a GIF circulating of Jennifer Lawrence’s 2011 cover for Canadian fashion magazine FLARE magazine.  Hear are the two pics side by side:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt’s pretty unreal what they did to Lawrence, who is an incredible natural beauty.  You can see where her torso was lengthened, her hips slimmed, her skin…

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Does telling women to love their bodies promote obesity in women?

Apparently, last week,  there appears to have been a bit of a kerfuffle between fitness expert Maria Kang  (a.k.a. “Fit Mom) and Curvy Girl Lingerie owner Chrystal B0urgon over Curvy Girl’s recent campaign that encouraged women of\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nall sizes to post pics of themselves to Curvy Girl’s Facebook page for their “unphotoshopped, regular woman” photo campaign.\r\n\r\nIt…

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Sears puts Karashian Kollection on Klearance! 50% Off! (and launch with DorothyPerkins.com., Lipsy London)

Well, eventually it was bound to happen:  Sears has slashed its Kardashia Kollection clothing by 50 %!  With some prices as\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nlow as $9.99  The drastic price reduction can be seen both in stores and online.  Launched in January, 2011, the brand has not performed as expected, even bombing on Black Friday, 2011.\r\n\r\nThe Kollection was plagued…

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