Weight Bias in the Media?

While this isn’t breaking news, it’s something that really got me thinking.  Lane Bryant (women’s plus size clothing line) has debuted a commercial advertising its intimates section.  It features a (plus size) model sauntering around the house in lingerie.  ABC, Inc. has issued a press release banning the running of this commercial during primetime shows (such as Dancing With the Stars).  At first glance, this seems overly conservative, but nothing to really write home about.  Until… Continue reading

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I just watched Defiance.  It’s an incredible movie based on a true story of a small group of Jews who chose to live in the forests of Russia and fight against the Nazis during WWII.  The movie highlights one of the most beautiful things in the world–  the human spirit’s ability to retain its humanity despite the most inhumane of surroundings.

Another beautiful thing it showcases? Alexa Davalos.  She is stunning.  One thing in particular I loved- her eyebrows.  On the runways and in fashion, the natural slightly unruly eyebrow is experiencing a renaissance (think Brooke Shields in her hey day).   I’m a bit obsessed with eyebrows myself– I think they can completely change anyone’s appearance and can really bring a makeup look together.  In the pictures above, Alexa shows a very natural unruly brow (a la Defiance) and a slightly more polished- yet still natural brow.  Which do you prefer?  What are your thoughts on the return of the natural brow?

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As Keats said…

“Beauty is truth, truth beaty,–that is all

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”   John Keats “Ode to a Grecian Urn”

Welcome to my exploration in all things beautiful!  I have been fascinated by all things beautiful from a young age and have since developed an addiction to makeup, skincare, haircare, and international beauty truths and myths.  Besides the typical superficial things (yes, lipgloss counts), I’m also very interested in the philosophy of beauty– the perceptions of beauty; what makes people feel beautiful?   Who defines what is beautiful?  Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder?

So, my lovely readers, come along as we explore the intricacies of liquid eyeliner, matte lipstick, and our own personal beauty truths and myths.

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