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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Fashion Featured

don’t tell me to go eat a sandwich: models’ internalisation of bodyshaming

Eden Faithfull
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‘So I’m not anorexic or anything, but l just love that look where all you can see is bone. lt’s like she doesn’t even exist, it’s so sexy.’ They’re sitting in a circle of bubble gum pink tulle and analysing each others’ Instagram profiles. I hadn’t been taking part in the selfie scrutiny up to…
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Monday 30 July 2012
Fashion Opinion

plus size ‘role’ models and body politics

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Clementine Ford recently wrote an article about our obsession with plus sized role models over at Daily Life. She speaks about the “real woman” debate (we all know my feelings on that, repeat ad nauseum until I’m blue in the face) and the pitting of women against women. She makes mention of the fact that…
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
Opinion

the hypersexualisation of fat bodies and the modelling industry

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It’s Fashion Week in Berlin and plus sized brand Navabi has pulled a stunt that will surely get them worldwide attention. I’m talking about it and I’m seeing people on Twitter talking about it. They sent a model, walking the streets of Berlin, not in their clothing, but nude. Like a fat Lady Godiva, without…
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Sunday 22 January 2012
Featured News

feminist news round-up 22.01.12

Josephine Mandarano
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fashion models weigh 23 per cent less than the average woman According to the January issue of PLUS Model magazine, the average fashion model twenty years ago weighed 8 per cent less than the average woman; today, she weighs 23 per cent less. And most runway models nowadays meet the Body Mass Index criteria for…
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Sunday 14 August 2011
Featured Opinion

robyn lawley in australian vogue

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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After a successful photo shoot in Italian Vogue, Robyn Lawley has appeared in Australian Vogue (September issue). The first plus sized model to get a spread in Vogue (correct me if I’m wrong!). Most discussion has been relatively positive, but some has veered towards the “but what about the HEALTH” angle. Like showcasing a model…
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Wednesday 13 July 2011
Featured Opinion

velvet d’amour

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Velvet D’Amour is a blogger, photographer, model and an advocate for plus sized women. She first came to my attention when she strutted her stuff on the catwalk for Gaultier and caused an uproar. A controversy. Because her body was in no way the norm for international catwalks. Because Gaultier must have been using her…
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Wednesday 13 October 2010
Arts Culture Fashion Opinion

the tale of the naughty leggings

Sarah Mason
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I have a legging rule. It doesn’t need any qualification, there are no exceptions. They are very naughty gym clothes that sidled into our unsuspecting fashion stores, hiding between the skinny jeans and hosiery, fooling unsuspecting shoppers and taking a stranglehold. They are not pants. They should never be worn as pants. At the risk…
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