This Is Not “Art” or “Fashion,” It is Objectification

In addition to victimizing women – by way of ad campaigns and editorials, alike – fashion thrives on the practice of objectifying women. This is a long-standing practice and in recent years often includes hyper-sexualized fragrance ads for the market’s biggest brands, and extends to apparel and cosmetics ads – for Tom Ford’s eponymous label, for instance, and during his tenure at Gucci from 1990 to 2004. [The Fashion Law]

What MoMA Doesn’t Get About Fashion

Is Fashion Modern?, the first fashion exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art since 1944, constitutes an enormous, flawed argument for the inclusion of clothing design in MoMA’s archive. It pulls together 111 different pieces—mostly clothing but some accessories—that have been influential over the past century and more. [New Republic]

The Psychology of Designer Handbags

 A woman walks into one of the large flagship stores on London’s Bond Street, where she is greeted by a vast display of handbags. Pouches, totes, cross-body, baseball style, shoulder bags and shoppers — the whole handbag family is there, with price tags upwards of £1,000 ($1,317). [Business of Fashion]

Naomi Campbell: ‘People try to use your past to blackmail you. I won’t allow it’

At a big and ritzy Halloween party in New York two Saturdays ago, a lot of highly famous people dressed up as other highly famous people. Naomi Campbell, however, went as herself. Why deign to masquerade as some lesser being when you are already an internationally acknowledged apogee of fabulousness? [The Guardian]

13 Asians On Identity And Struggle of Loving Their Eyes

When we talk about Asian eyes, we talk about slantedness, roundness, smooth monolids and deep eyelid folds. But what we’re also talking about is Westernization, beauty standards and self-acceptance. [Huffington Post]

Unpaid Workers Have Been Leaving Messages in Zara Clothing in Istanbul

A spokesperson for Inditex, which owns Zara, released the following statement to ELLE.com: "Inditex has met all of its contractual obligations to Bravo Textil and is currently working on a proposal with the local IndustriALL affiliate, Mango and Next to establish a hardship fund for the workers affected by the fraudulent disappearance of the Bravo factory’s owner. [ELLE]

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Bethany Morrison is a recent college graduate with a B.S. degree in Health Psychology and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. She thoroughly enjoys brainstorming her thoughts and is looking to one day pursue a Masters in both Health Psychology and Journalism.

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