Popularity. Aka – the favor of the general public….or something that used to be measured by whether or not you were offered an invitation to sit at the cool girl’s table at lunch. But today we often judge our social status by the number of likes our latest post on Facebook or Instagram receives. We’ve [...]
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 [...]
Artists strive to make a statement with their paintings. Each brush stroke, each color mixed on the palette is an intentional effort to create something beautiful.... something meaningful. Every moment of our lives we have the opportunity to create something beautiful too. Every person we talk to, every smile we give, every time we answer [...]
Just one more pair of shoes. Or how about that new designer Coach purse? Ooooo did you see the floral skinny jeans in this week's JCPenney ad? The wish list goes on forever.... As Black Friday approaches, don't skip right over Thanksgiving and start writing out your Christmas wishlist, giving up your thankful spirit to [...]
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.
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. [...]