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There are no shortage of potential coverlines to be gleaned from Zoë Saldana’s Allure cover shoot and inside interview. She says she’s over dating actors, might “end up with a woman”…and she’s naked, for goodness sakes! So why did the magazine’s editors opt to draw attention to her weight?
Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne, and Sharon Osbourne are three very outspoken women in the entertainment industry, and they’ve all just decided to take their feud over bullying and body image very public.
While Lady Gaga calls the media attention she received following her 30-pound weight gain “f*cking ridiculous,” Beth Ditto, whose body has been a central part of her celebrity ever since she first rose to fame as the lead singer for Gossip, has a different point of view entirely.
Lady Gaga has been pretty outspoken about her recent weight gain, and we’re on her side of things. However, in a recent interview with Stylist mag, she made an offhand remark about Adele, which didn’t quite sit well with us.
Katie Couric debuts her eponymous talk show on September 10, and as such, is hyping it up in interviews. She chatted with SheKnows recently about the angle of the show, the key to finding happiness, and her hopes of landing a dream interview with Kate Middleton.
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Imagine a world where instead of being bombarded with Photoshopped images of women’s skeletal frames being squeezed into size-zero designer dresses, they were encouraged to put on five, 10 or even 15 pounds, fill out their frames and become more voluptuous. That world is a reality — or at least it was in the 1940s and 50s.
Admit it: you’ve totally taunted your little brother or sister about how much weight they’re going to gain during their first year of college, haven’t you? Well it turns out the dreaded Freshman 15, like a lot of stuff in the fashion industry, was all a lie created to sell magazines.
You guys, super special leggings will not help you lose weight. Not even if they’re laced with caffeine. We promise.
A few months ago, we stumbled upon some weight-loss-inducing tights that made our heads explode. Today, The Hairpin brings us a similarly head-exploding product: Turbocell Leggings, the “bulge-busting bottoms.”
Beth Ditto, lead singer of The Gossip, says she’s tired of downright tired of having to defend her size (and quite frankly, we don’t blame her) because she knows that thin doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.
Turkish Airlines is taking some serious measures to get their staff in shape. According to Reuters, the airline has given 28 flight attendants six months to lose weight or get out.
Crystal Renn, whose plus size modeling career has earned her a place among some of the greatest supermodels, talked weight and her future goals with Modelinia.
Zulekha Haywood, the daughter of mono-named supermodel Iman, recently opened up to Glamour about her weight struggles. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it wasn’t easy growing up overweight with one of the world’s most successful models as a mom.
Speaking in Boston as part of a panel with Kors and model Natalia Vodianova, the Vogue editrix joined the politically correct chorus in calling on designers to “reverse the tyranny of sample size clothing that just barely fit a 13-year-old on the edge of puberty.” But as for her own hand in the prevailing thinness, youngness and flawlessness of those who grace her pages each month? Anna says her editors have made a “commitment” to using a wider variety of body types and only occasionally use Photoshop to erase “small imperfections.”
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian designer Rosemary Masic of Nevenka refuses to offer clothes in anything higher than an Australian size 14 — a U.S. 10! — because she says it endorses an unhealthy lifestyle.
Michael Kors joined Anna Wintour and model Natasha Vodianova at Harvard Business School Monday night for a panel on the Great Weight Debate in the modeling industry. While the focus of the evening was on body image and the pressure on models to be super-thin, Kors used the forum to announce that he would no longer employ models under the age of 16.