Bearded Lady Joins #EffYourBeautyStandards To Raise Awareness About Body Shaming

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Style

One of HuffPost UK Style's favourite gals, Harnaam Kaur, who also calls herself the Bearded Lady, has joined powerful Instagram campaign #EffYourBeaut...

This 10-Year-Old Model With Vitiligo Is Redefining Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Style

A 10-year-old girl with vitiligo has launched a career as a model and wants to redefine beauty. April Star, who lives in America, has already lande...

Victoria Beckham On 'Too Skinny' Models: 'It Doesn't Mean They're Ill'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Style

Victoria Beckham has spoken out against critics who said she used 'too skinny' models in her latest New York Fashion Week show. The pop star-turned...

Why Is the Fashion Industry So Black and White?

Rachel Steeden | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

The fashion industry can make a change on how beauty is perceived and in turn I would hope in everyday life people would judge someone on them as a person, not to be judged on skin colour.

The "G" word

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

What are the symptoms? A state of prolonged muted agony, a constant background nagging in your head... you're not doing enough, you're not giving enough, you're not being enough with your children.

Paris Attacks: The Bigger Picture

William Barylo | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
William Barylo

The world is a collection of societies and communities in desperate need of healers. Now is the time to do what we can at our humble level to help design a more harmonious reality. Some will start businesses, charities, organise conferences, but everyone can make a start today, here and now.

Amazon Fashion's New Campaign Is A Lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Style

Amazon Fashion have just released their first major European campaign, and it's breaking all the style stereotypes. The 'I Wish I Could Wear' adver...

Women Need Quotas to Reach the Top, or the Pretence Continues

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Whilst gender parity by any measure is welcome, we should be wary of hanging out more flags to mark non-executive roles, and, frankly, not even very many of them. Why is it taking so long? We might charitably say that the bias is unconscious. But that hardly constitutes an excuse any longer.

VS Model Leomie Anderson Calls Out Fashion's 'Appalling' Treatment Of Black Models

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Style

Leomie Anderson has just hit the big time, making her debut in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this week, and now she's using her status to speak o...

#WereNoAngels Campaign Launches Against Victoria's Secret Lingerie Model Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Style

Victoria's Secret: men love it and women - well, they aren't quite sure how they feel about it. Some of us love the body confidence the models exu...

H&M South Africa Apologise For Implying White Models Convey A 'Positive Image'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Style

H&M South Africa have issued an apology for tweeting a comment that implied they feature white models to portray a “positive image”. Within w...

Tess Holliday: 'British People Look At Me Like I'm A Crazy Person'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Style

Tess Holliday is back and looking better than ever in a sultry new shoot for Marie Claire UK's December 2015 issue. The size 26 model showcased her...

There Are Only Three Black Women On Vogue's Best Dressed List

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Style

Today British Vogue released their annual best dressed list. The problem? There are only four women of colour listed out of a total 69 entries. ...

The Health Benefits of Not Conforming

Karen Dobres | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Dobres

In the society I live in I'm told I look best with a shaped, rounded and lifted upper chest. So I do it sometimes, despite some evidence that it may not be best for my physical health, and my own growing suspicion that it may not be good for my mental health.

Why There Needs To Be More Race Diversity Among Transgender Models

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Style

The founder of a transgender modelling agency has called on the fashion industry to feature more trans models of colour on runways and in advertising ...

Escaping the Jargon Jungle

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

All industries have cultivated their own jargon. When you step into that industry, adopting their jargon shows that you belong, that you're part of the in-crowd, one of the gang. Whether you're in finance, legal, medical, theatre, retail.....each one has it's own lingo, it's own marker.

Look Beyond the Racism on That CV in 21st Century Britain

Tami Mir | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

They call me Tam, Tami, Tamsin, Tamara and even Tanveer, is it really so difficult to pronounce a simply three syllable name Tamina in "21 Century Bri...

'There Is Nothing Worse Than Being Put In An Angry Black Woman Box'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Style

Nykhor Paul has been an established fixture on the catwalk scene for the last 10 years, but outside of the fashion world, not many people knew of her....

It's Not Just About Being Politically Correct - Diversity Makes Business Sense

Annette King | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Annette King

Diversity is a hot topic of conversation in UK business, but in some ways I question its sudden popularity and relevance. To my mind, creating a supportive working culture of which a diverse workforce is one measure, is a no-brainer. It is not solely about being inclusive, or just politically correct; it's simply that the more diverse your workforce is, the better your business will be. Better in terms of output, results and staff well-being.

Poorna Bell

Fashion's Colour Diversity Problem Is A Stinker, But Someone Has To Talk About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Style

[Picture: Thomas Barwick via Getty Images] If you are a white woman, you are not going to pick up Essence or Black Beauty and Hair magazine. Yo...

This Model Agency Is Changing The Conversation Around Age And Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Style

For women in their forties, fifties and beyond, the fashion industry is finally starting to grow up - we're living in an age where we're over age sham...

Meg Rosoff Is Wrong: Diversity in Publishing Is Important and Marlon James Proves It

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

To Rosoff, who believes that books about gay black boys don't make great literature, I simply say; pick up this year's Man Booker winner. And congratulations, Marlon, you've made the prize relevant again.

White Noise: Where Is the Diversity in Our Media?

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bridget Hamilton

In the same decade that we moan of 'political correctness gone mad' and 'positive discrimination', why are talented members of minority groups still hugely underrepresented on our televisions, radios and in our films? I am tired of being the only woman in an interview lineup, simply because the job had the word 'technician' in the title.

The Fashion Week Diversity Figures Are In... And They're Very Disappointing

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Style

A report into the diversity of models walking the runway at the spring/summer 2016 Fashion Weeks has revealed that 79.4% of the models were white. ...

The Civil Service in 2015 - In Seven Charts

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

A great deal has been written about diversity in the Civil Service in recent weeks (not least the Institute's own report on women and Whitehall since ...