body
Lipo and bottom aside, attributes are more or less God-given, not woman-made.
in

Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00pm | 96 comments

sexy
I became a model at age 34 and a size 8. Sure, it helped boost my confidence, but that doesn't mean I appreciate your unsolicited feedback about my body if I'm not at work.
in

Feb 23, 2014 at 11:00am | 311 comments

plus size
I see more and more people recoiling from the term "plus size" like it's a total slam. What's up with that?
nyfw
I showed the makeup artist my eye and she gave me the “Oh boy” look.
in

Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00pm | 134 comments

models
I've had eczema since I was 19. It sucks, and it never seems to go away. But here are a few tips for dealing with an obnoxiously persistent skin condition like mine.
issues
We still have a long way to go when it comes to equalizing racial issues in the fashion industry, but these fantastic campaigns show that we’re on the right track.
looking good
Apparently, you can't possibly have real problems if you're attractive.
modeling
We're starting to normalize the appearance of plus-sized models in fashion as just a natural variation of human bodies, rather than something shocking and awful.
models
Also, if nobody ever said "manorexia" again I would be totally fine with that.
in

Jan 24, 2013 at 1:00pm | 123 comments

airplanes
Usually my imagination conjures up a narrative a lot like the one on the pilot episode of "Lost," where it’s a bit of a bumpy flight, then BAM! The back rips off and BAM! Half of us are dead. (I’m always in that half.)
in

Aug 24, 2012 at 12:00pm | 79 comments

body politics
And it's all Kate Upton's fault. Plus: a short art history tour of the feminine ideal. In photoshops.
boobs
When people discover where I work, they often ask “Would you let your daughter become a topless model?"
male dancers
Our culture tends to focus on making women feel sexy, but in my world the guys get to be sexy and feel sexy -- and we are happy to spread that feeling around.
body image
The intentions behind this movement may be well-meaning, but we all know what the road to hell is paved with.
american apparel
Sometimes I go on to underwear sites and make up elaborate personal histories for the models. Just like Mark Twain did.
avon
i-d magazine
A silver fox in her 40s, Kristen McMenamy is changing the rules of the game.