New BMI Calculation Makes Women ‘Fatter’ and Men ‘Slimmer’?

An article in the Telegraph in the UK published on Monday said that the way we have calculated BMI for years is actually inaccurate.  It made taller people (over 6′ or so) seem heavier, while shorter people (under 5’5″ or so) were seen as slimmer.  The new method reverses the fact, so that those who […]

Gorgeous, Lady-Like Lines at Arthur Mendonça

Arthur Mendonça’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is one of the few that I’m absolutely in love with.  From the salmon coloured, dolman sleeved dress to a long sleeved, turquoise gown with a centre slit, slim leather pants and shiny, patterned pieces, there’s something about the collection that is sophisticated, elegant and lady-like.  While there are some […]

A Short, Slim Girl’s View on Body Image

NOTE: This post is for Body Image Warrior Week, which I am participating in.  Many of the points in this post have been written about before on this site, so regular readers, please bear with me . As a short, slim woman, sometimes I feel like I’m not considered “real.”  I’ve freaked a lot of […]

On Using Non-Models at Fashion Shows

Last week was New York Fashion Week.  While most shows featured tall, slim and young professional models, Ann Taylor chose to use its employees. Though, for the most part, the women featured were quite slim, it was more realistic – none of the ladies looked like they have been starving for days.  In addition, the women […]





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