Articles about Fashion and Image

Jenny1Happy in their colourful skin

From seedy parlours to political tattooing, we have come a long way. Alison Barton-Simmons speaks to women about their motivations for getting inked

Alison Barton-Simmons // 13 January 2015

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Features

Hair-dyeIs going grey disgraceful?

Gayle Impey thought the days of older women routinely dying their hair were over. But a head of white hair on a woman still has the power to shock

Gayle Impey // 18 December 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image

Disabled-accessNo access to the women’s room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

First-Lady---KoreaThe politics of office dress

Melanie Davis usually wears grey trousers suits to work. Switching to a smart, clingy dress prompted a disconcerting change in her colleagues

Melanie Davis // 11 October 2011

Categories: Fashion and Image, Work and Play

Trashy-LingerieTeenagers exposed

15-year-old C. Robinson looks at the causes and ramifications of a culture where teenage girls are encouraged to bare all

C. Robinson // 3 June 2011

Categories: Fashion and Image

Unisex-signFashion and gender

Androgynous trends come and go, but high-street fashion remains for the most part strictly divided into womenswear and menswear. Lorraine Smith searches for an alternative

Lorraine Smith // 13 May 2011

Categories: Fashion and Image

Eyes2Dark angels

Roxanne Bibizadeh considers the experiences of women who choose to wear the manteau

Roxanne Bibizadeh // 8 December 2010

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Religion

Narcissus

This story by Madhvi Ramani considers the struggle of one person to measure up to the beauty standard

Madhvi Ramani // 23 May 2010

Categories: Fashion and Image

Back to burlesque

Has the shine come off burlesque as it mainstreamed? Chloƫ Emmott revisits her views

Chloe Emmott // 22 May 2010

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Work and Play

senzeniIn conversation with Senzeni Marasela

Last year Senzeni Marasela created an art installation called Jonga: the Museum of Women, Dolls & Memories, in a shop-front in Huntly, Scotland. Here Marasela talks to Claudia Zeiske about Barbie and the ways that beauty standards and pressures impose differently on women of colour and white women

Various Authors // 17 March 2010

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Interviews, Racism, Work and Play

A streamlined new me

Laura Thomas talks through her experience going from red mane to shaved head

Laura Thomas // 13 November 2009

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image

Gender in the playground

Primary schools are no utopia of skipping rope and gender blind comradery. Instead, girls are already learning to worry about their looks - and boys are learning male privilege, reports teacher Kate Townshend

Kate Townshend // 25 October 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Education, Fashion and Image

How do I look in this, on this, doing this, with this…?

Feminist artists have often used the tactic of exaggerating the objectification of women to the point of parody. But Alex Brew questions how subversive this strategy is in practice

Alex Brew // 11 August 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

lovemagazinedittocoverSome body to love

Forget which body-shape is 'fashionable' - women are more than just their bodies, argues Lara Williams

Lara Williams // 7 June 2009

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Feminism, Work and Play

Stink bombing the beauty pagaent

Protesters from Smash Miss Contest sneaked into the Miss London University beauty contest, releasing stinkbombs and distributing letters to the audience. Sarah Levack reports

Sarah Levack // 27 April 2009

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Feminism

pinklaptopsPity in Pink

On a mission to buy a new laptop, Posie Rider found that manufacturers and sales staff believe the best way to get women to buy a laptop is to make it pink

Posie Rider // 7 February 2009

Categories: Fashion and Image, Stereotypes

Feminist progress: undermined by the media?

Anna-Kate considers how the porn and beauty industries impact the self esteem of girls and women

Anna-Kate // 25 January 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

‘Hasn’t anybody ever told you a handful is enough?’

Boys groped her, men shouted at her on the street, and girls and women reacted with hostility. Samara Ginsberg reports on growing up with large breasts

Samara Ginsberg // 14 December 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Violence

What Not To Wear say to your co-worker

How would you feel if you found out the people around you chat about putting you forward for How to Look Good Naked? Kelly Draper knows all too well

Kelly Draper // 12 August 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Work and Play

F.A.T.

Girls and women need to give themselves a break from the endless preoccupation with fat, argues Katie Muller

Katie Muller // 7 May 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

Of corset matters

Corsets were bad news for Victorian women, argues Laurie Penny, and modern incarnations are little better

Laurie Penny // 2 February 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

Glamour models made me sick

Lads' mags are responsible for my eating disorder, says Hannah Whittaker

Hannah Whittaker // 2 January 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships

Miss LSE or Miss-ogyny?

Antonia Strachey explains why she took part in a protest against a beauty contest for students at the London School of Economics

Antonia Strachey //

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

Filling the hole

The self-hating mindset, if not the medical condition, of anorexia is frighteningly common, argues Katie Muller

Katie Muller // 6 December 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Feminism, Men

High heels with a pointe

A collection of extreme stilettos tells a very uncomfortable story about the high heels many women totter around in every day, says Gloria Dawson

Gloria Dawson // 9 November 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

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