Models

The Male Size Zero

John Mason | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

To have and maintain a body like the ones men's magazines portray, I had to dedicate myself to it like it was a full time job. In fact, it WAS a full time job. Surely that 's (Like the Size Zero) unattainable to the majority of men? How can someone maintain that training regime with a family, career, dog etc?

Alexandra Shulman Says People Don't Want to See 'Real' in Vogue - And As A Reader I Heartily Agree

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

The skinny models don't make me feel bad about myself (and, to be clear, that's not because I'm in any way model-esque. Picture the average woman. That's me). Nor do the "real" models make me feel good. When it comes to magazines like Vogue, I want to see something beautiful - something magical. I value the escapism these publications offer...

The Silliest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, in a manner of speaking. Welcome to the silliest thing you'll see today: an internet user realising that if you flick between the different c...

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.

How Best to Use Flood Water? Dunk the Model

Angharad Cloney | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Angharad Cloney

And the photographers, their cameras, and, now that I think about it, the morons who came up with the idea in the first place. That would certainly be one of the most satisfying, and constructive, uses of the flood waters that have deluged the country in the past weeks.

Before They Were Famous: Models Who Were Bullied Because Of Their Looks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Looking at a long-limbed, glossy-haired, flawless faces on the covers of fashion magazines, it's hard to believe that models and Average Joe or Joseph...

The Soft Body Is on the Rise!

Michael Edmondstone | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Edmondstone

The results of this survey shed a little optimism on all the gloom. They suggest that women generally have a healthy view of beauty and don't aspire to the super-slimline frames that verge on the unhealthy.

Jaw-Dropping Time-Lapse Video Reveals The True Face Of Photoshop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Magazines do a lot to try and raise our self-esteem with '10 ways to love yourself' features, only to batter us with a tsunami of images that have bee...

Woman Reinvents Career By Working As Male Model

The Huffington Post UK | Patty Doma | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Whether bigger than a sample size, older than 27 or a 'woman of colour', when a big brand or magazine casts a diverse model, the world all but stops t...

Warning! This Model May Contain Wrinkles Or Cellulite

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Every day women are faced with images that do wonders for the old self-esteem. It's not enough that the supermodels of this world have legs three ...

Vogue Tells Schoolgirls 'Models Aren't Really This Polished'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Fashion magazine giant Vogue is sending behind-the-scenes videos to 1,000 schools in the hope of making young girls realise the models in their magazi...

LOOK: One Lecturer's Unconventional Method Of Teaching Science

The Huffington Post UK/WENN | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One university lecturer has figured out a way to get her students interested - getting one of them to strip off and pose as a living display. Dr. C...

On A Roll: Winston Churchill's Great Granddaughter Lands 11 A*s..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Winston Churchill's great-granddaughter really has got something to smile about: just after being signed by modelling agency Storm she discovered ...

How To Do Model Yoga

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many variations of yoga it's getting hard to keep track of them all. From Bikram to Vinyasa, on a rooftop or at a morning rave, it seems ...

Watch: Nude Models Advertise Coffins, We Wonder If They're Going To Hell (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We don't think there is ever a right time to use naked women to sell products, but if we had to pick the most inappropriate time... it would probably ...

Loaded, Nuts, Zoo, To Told To Cover Up In The Co-op

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

Lads' mags must be covered up in modesty bags or 4,000 Co-operative stores will refuse to stock them, the company has announced. Front, Loaded, Nut...

Skinny and Boring

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

This buck-passing attitude, the 'oh but the top agencies send us these skeletal models' and the 'oh but the designers only make the clothes in tiny sample sizes' circular evasion has to stop. Someone needs to take responsibility and step up to the table on this one.

The End of Standardised Beauty?

Johanna Sartori | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Sartori

There is a whole feminist argument to be had about why in 2013, women are still enslaved to a male version of what we should apparently look like, but more importantly perhaps there is also a very dangerous effect of the drive to fit a standard aesthetic; namely the rise of eating disorders.

Fashion Alters Gender Definitions

Zoe Yates | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

It's clear that fashion is altering the messaging of gender and that that people are increasingly choosing to wear clothes no longer specific to a given gender - as such it's becoming increasingly difficult for society to categorize fashion by gender alone.

Plus-Size 'Fatshionista' Bloggers Model For Evans' Clements Ribeiro Spring 2013 Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While digital fashionistas will already know that curvy bloggers have been taking the fashion blogosphere by storm in recent years, for those of us be...

Debenhams' Campaign Uses Plus-Size Models, Paralympians And A 69-Year-Old

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Department store Debenhams has broken the fashion mould by casting a diverse range of models for its summer 2013 campaign. The High Summer Look Boo...

A Picture of 'Health'

Dale Bilson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

I feel duty bound to highlight that it isn't just women who are expected to subject themselves to bizarre and often dangerous practices in order to look good on the pages of magazines.

Jarrod Scott Covers Vogue Hommes International Freedom Issue

Vogue.fr | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

What happened when we had coffee with cover model Jarrod Scott? Get an exclusive first look inside the Spring/Summer 2013 Vogue Hommes International '...

Models Are Dying to Be Thin and Teens Follow

Jan Shure | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Clothes generally photograph better on slim women, but the notion of "slim women" has been subverted by digital technology. The ability to elongate, remove cellulite and remove flesh and curves with clever tools like Photoshop has led to images of women that are unattainable.

Josie Cunningham's £4,800 NHS Boob Job - Money Well Spent?

Mahmood Naji | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

This is the story of an aspiring model who received a purported £4,800 breast enlargement on the NHS (enlarged to 36DD if you're curious) because her 'flat chest' was ruining her life... In terms of resources, £4,800 could buy 590 pairs of disposable gloves, 126 catheters, and - in a touch of morbid irony - four months of Herceptin treatment.