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A Real Girl, 14, Takes a Stand Against the Flawless Faces in Magazines

May 4, 2012


By JIM DWYERPublished: May 3, 2012 In Julia Bluhm’s ballet class, girls arrived and often declared that they were having a fat day. Or that their skin was pimply or blemished. Or that they looked disgusting. When she hears complaints in her middle school, where she is in the eighth grade, Julia said, she has […]

Fashion’s real victims

February 14, 2012


Working in an industry built on child labour and exploitation, it’s little wonder models have finally unionised Tanya, Monday 13 February 2012 Thirteen-year-old Nadya in the documentary film Girl Model Model abuse – it sounds like a joke. What exactly do models need to be protected from? The clothes, perhaps, but that is another […]

Gender-bending model pushes limits of the runway

February 9, 2012


Associated Press NEW YORK — On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej Pejic settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed. The blue-eyed fashion model gazes out a window, unaware that almost every man sitting at surrounding tables is transfixed. A man in a black leather jacket […]