Does It Have to Be Itsy Bitsy?

The itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini.... we all know the lyrics. But do we know what these lyrics actually meant for bathing suits lining the seashore? With the turn of the fashion world and the women's rights movement, the bikini became a tool used for female empowerment. But, fashion designer Jessica Rey reveals the … Continue reading Does It Have to Be Itsy Bitsy?

Choosing Contentment Over Consumerism

It's easy to think that we will be content when we have enough. Or that we should learn to be content with what we have. But contentment has nothing to do with the circumstances that surround us. The solution is not in how much or how little we own. Th answer is not in our income or our circumstances. It is in our conviction to be content in whatever season of life He places us.

Barbie Girl: Stilettos in the Real World

Barbie Girl

A permanent smile, sparkly pink stilettos, and platinum blonde hair – she’s perfection you can hold in your hand, and she goes by the name Barbie. Barbie’s flawless skin and perfect figure seem harmless at first, but some argue that every little girl’s favorite doll is setting harmful standards for idealistic beauty. Mathematicians have calculated that a 5-foot-6 Barbie would have a 39 inch bust, 21 inch waist, and 33 inch hips - aka nearly impossible in reality. But is Barbie’s fake body causing real problems? I mean, she’s fake. Her plastic face never ages. She always smiles. She only has one emotion. Her hair doesn’t grow back when it's cut. She isn’t real. And her standard of beauty isn’t real either. Little girls know what is real with what is not. Magazines, celebrities, movies, TV shows… those are real people setting real examples and creating real problems… not a doll.

The Fashion Princess…. literally

Princess Kate. She's not just the Duchess of Cambridge. She's an icon in the world of fashion. Whether it's Time magazine or a British tabloid, magazines have made her a celebrity. Her pictures are everywhere, and her sense of style seems flawless. But Princess Kate doesn't simply dress to be famous or to please herself. … Continue reading The Fashion Princess…. literally