real beauty

Unilever-owned beauty brand Dove is apologizing after a racially-insensitive ad went viral.
This project explores the idea of beauty and the role of photography and new media in the interpretation of what we understand as beauty.
Don't accept the lies about women that leave you feeling unattractive. Instead, begin taking these small steps that will build your confidence and change the way you and others see you.
"Girls spend most of our adulthood trying to get over the fact that, when we were young, all we were told to be is pretty
In the morning, every morning, when my husband Michael first awakes, he rolls over and drapes his long, lean arm across my body. "You are the prettiest wife in the world," he sings, and the hairs along my neck and in my cochlea are all tall and listening.
We are much more ready to have average men posing for underwear ads than we are to have average men figure skate, style our hair, or even do ballet. But I don't want the average man to pose for underwear the same way I would not want him to do ballet.
Some of my increasing reluctance to wear makeup was also based on the research I had read on the toxins in facial products
Oh, joy! Y'all have no idea how excited I am to be writing this post, especially given the pivotal role rapper and budding actress Nicki Minaj's image played in the inception of this blog.
I asked Emma why she started smiling with her lips together. "Because I hate my teeth," she said. "I stand in front of the mirror and practice smiling with my mouth closed." She's 7.
The young and super talented Hungarian singer, Boggie, does not only reveal her new track but also her secret digital make-up in her latest video. It carries a somewhat deep message about how women are nowadays perceived by the public.
"The conversation is as relevant and fresh today as it was 10 years ago," MacLeod said. "I believe we'll be doing [this campaign
There are so many factors that can affect the way we see ourselves. We see advertisements that sway us into buying certain products. We read magazines that make us want to dress a certain way. But are all these things keeping our confidence up as well? To what extent does this affect the way we feel about ourselves?
While the shift has been slowly building, we're currently witnessing an important sea change in how beauty is viewed in today's culture. One can almost map the evolution -- which I believe is about to become a Revolution -- so let's take a look at our progress.
“Mask of Perfection” will be available as editions and single prints by Adamson Gallery in Washington, DC and Amstel Gallery
On your wedding day, stand with your shoulders back and your arms held slightly away from your sides. Keep your chin up and your neck long. But remember: I'm not photographing you for Vogue or Marie Claire.
Now that anybody can produce technically perfect, beautiful images with digital photography, we're seeing a countercurrent of interest in producing images that are not perfect but grainy, backlit, overexposed, blurred -- anything that suggests a human touch.
When my mom saw me in an old pencil skirt she said, "I don't think you're a pencil anymore, honey. You're more of a pen, or a marker."
The solution to breeding self-confidence in women is to celebrate that their reality, Spanx and all, is aspirational in and of itself. That reality is all of the things that make us amazing women -- like our smarts, or our humor or how we love. Beauty is a thing, not the thing.
The next time your inner self-critic takes over when you're looking in the mirror, I challenge you to stop the negative dialogue about your looks
It has always felt like a special woman-to-woman lie -- a strictly feminine code that seeks to replace an unwanted truth with a pretty fiction.