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Will a union help fashion models?

Some British fashion models, allegedly including a few big names, are attempting to join a trade union to improve their working conditions.  Many models are tired of having to conform to excessive thinness requirements, long working hours without breaks, often having little chance to eat between photo shoots, being made to sign unfair contracts, being exposed to hazards such as body paint and peroxide, and feeling unable to opt out of nude photo shoots because of fear of losing work.


Why are there so many high-fashion models from Eastern Europe?

In 2007, easily half of the high-fashion models working the fashion weeks in the four fashion capitals of the world were from Eastern Europe.  The overrepresentation of Eastern Europeans among high-fashion models has increased in recent years.  What could be the reason for this?


What definitely not to do to tackle the influence of fashion media on triggering eating disorders

What is the solution to countering the influence of imagery such as the following?

supermodels; Stephanie Seymour, Cindy crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell

Herb Ritts photo (1989): Stephanie Seymour, Cindy crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell.


Why are children used to model clothes for women in their 30s and 40s?

A few articles back, this blog was graced by 8D
writing, in her special style, as usual, grouchily,
“Other people are doing a better job,” sayeth she,
“and the success of their sites one can guarantee
because they address modeling issues unlike me,
namely, engaging the reader in news that’s lively,
instead of making them read the rants of a Nazi.”


Sexy ana-rexi mystery


Musings on setting up alternative fashion industries

On the “solutions page,” I have talked about the shape that an alternative fashion industry will take.  This industry will use models within a very narrow range of physique variation, and these women will be feminine and very attractive.  This will ensure that their looks convey a high level of exclusivity, which will facilitate marketing expensive designer clothing to the elite.  These models will have a trickle-down effect that will lead to an across-the-board increase in the prominence of feminine beauties, which is the major goal of this site.


Karl “models have skinny bones” Lagerfeld rejects three models for being too skinny!

At the Chanel show during the recent Paris fashion week, Karl Lagerfeld claimed to have rejected three models for being too thin.


2 min 23 sec video: Fast track learning for newcomers

The queer duo behind Heatherette: Richie Rich and Traver Rains


Why would a fashion magazine publish these photos?

Beth Ditto in Pop magazine


If designers were typically straight men, fashion models would look like...a curvy cola bottle!

Nice video from Chico:



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