Naomi Campbell On Watch What Happens Live!

 It not always about the fun & gales of merriment following these celebrity “No she didn’t” moments  at the clara54 “T” blog.  So, before we get to Naomi Campbell calling out so...more

Top Models and Crush Videos-Really?

Why would the advertisers for New Zealand's Next Top Model show think it wise to conjure up crush video images to appeal to a youth market? Among other things, the ad features a model in a sexy red high heeled shoe stepping on a white bleating lamb. Notwithstanding that the lamb is a toy and that I would defend to the death the protections of the right of free speech, I have to wonder what it means, and why hurting an animal is the new image of choice to suggest beauty and power. ...more

Do smoking women look sexier?

Winona Ryder, Mira Sorvino, Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman smoke much more on the big screen than people do in real life, a study had claimed some time back, calling them dangerous role models for young women....more

Why I love Mo’Nique.

I recently attended a taping of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show.  You know Mo’Nique that won an Oscar for the movie Precious....more


HOW NOT TO COLLAPSE DURING FASHION WEEK By kellonearth_bechicmagIf you watched Kell on Earth last night, then you saw a model collapse at the Genetic Denim presentation. Don't let that be you! On top of balancing a healthy diet and rest, I have the secret to staying energized when going from show-to-show during Fashion Week: Squeezing your gluteus maximus!...more

Beauty Talk: Photoshop Disclaimer, Pardon Moi?

It's not news that models in fashion mags are airbrushed, but it seems that the controversy and outrage over their digitally altered flawless skin and emaciated bodies won't go away....more

A movement to reframe body image and enable everyone, everywhere to celebrate the real you.


British Top Model Series With Disabled Women Backfires Badly

I am no more likely to buy a size double zero skirt from a girl with all four limbs or a chick with none. ...more

Karl Lagerfeld Says No One Wants to See "Round" Women

Not too long ago, designer Mark Fast caught our attention for including plus-sized models in his London Fashion Week runway show. Fast's decision inspired some really interesting discussion, both here at BlogHer and elsewhere, about everything from what constitutes a "plus" size to why couture matters. For the most part, though, everyone agreed that Fast's choice to show his clothes on women with actual curves was a step in the right direction.Everyone, that is, except Karl Lagerfeld....more

I think your snazzy collar is cutting off the circulation to your ...more

Crafting a Life: Fun Crafty Round Up

I've fallen for the fun this month, discovering and falling in love with fun projects and ideas showing up in the blogsphere.  ...more

1. What brand and model sewing machine do you have?
I own a Pfaff 7550

2. How long have ...more