Sorry I’ve been missing in action. I was celebrating my birthday last weekend! And then I’ve been working a lot. But here are the latest interesting things I’ve seen online.
Check out Amy Poehler’s body image advice here as part of her Smart Girls at the Party web series.
Do you think the government has the right to tell us what we can eat or drink? The NYC Department of Health recently approved Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to put a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, enacting the first restriction of its kind in the country. Read about it here.
Reverse airbrushing may be becoming a thing now? There are reports out there that in response to the public’s demand for models that are curvier, fashion magazines are turning to Photoshop to make thin models look bigger. Leading to the obvious question, as to why don’t they just use bigger models? You can read an interview I did with a plus size model here.
Speaking of airbrushing, crazy story/personal essay on Jezebel about a woman who found her picture in Vogue, only to discover she was missing a hand. Yes, Vogue, airbrushed her hand right off.
Taylor Townsend, top woman tennis player in the world, nearly missed a spot in last week’s U.S. Open because U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) told her they weren’t going to finance her appearance in anymore tournaments until she lost weight/got into better shape. I shit you not. Another crazy example of appearances taking precedence over actual health/fitness.
So who’s watching Project Runway tonight? I’m at work, but it will be waiting for me on my DVR. I’m hoping this is the week they get rid of Ven Budhu, that designer who body-shamed and bullied Terri Herlihy. Like I reported previously, Terri isn’t taking it lying down. Read more about what’s up with her on her Terri’s Redemption facebook page, including pictures from a Lane Bryant event she modeled at and Terri looking gorgeous at NY Fashion Week.