Manipulation

'Not Just Making Girls Skinny, We Often Make Them Bigger!' - In Conversation With a High End Celebrity Retoucher

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

"I wish retouching wasn't getting such a bad rap by people thinking we are making girls skinny" says high end retoucher Carrie Beene, "that is the very least of what we do, in fact we often make them bigger!"

The Art of Digital Surgery: In Conversation With High End Retoucher Pratik Naik

Hannah Gal | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

As the controversy surrounding Kate Winslet's 'unrealistic' Vogue cover rages on, I meet with a world renowned high end retoucher, Pratik Naik (Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, FHM, Cosmopolitan and The Observer) to discuss aesthetics, ethics and the more technical aspects of beautifying subjects on commission.

What to Do With the Bottom Feeders in Your Life

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Putting yourself first should mean that you are strong enough to say "No" when it is the right thing for you to say, and saying it with compassion and kindness. It should also mean that you have respect for yourself. It is the only way that you can respect anyone else.

The One with Thatcher and the Top 40

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK
Georgy Jamieson

On Monday lunchtime, as soon as the news broke of Mrs Thatcher's death, I text my husband and I simply put... "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" He knew ...

Crowd Control and the Power of the Hoax: What Can Advertising Learn from Stuntsters?

Mark Borkowski | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Mark Borkowski

The rise of the Now! Economy has most industries wondering what the next step is. For years now, many professions have looked on to the changes taking place in the way we communicate, stunned by the speed of change and unsure what the next steps are for their industry.

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.