Growing up, the back of my bedroom door was covered with photos of models and celebrities I had meticulously clipped from Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Elle. While I admired the dresses donned by the various starlets, the bedroom door served a dual darker purpose. I spent hours standing in the mirror trying to figure out how [...]
The Red Lipstick Challenge has ended after over a month of wearing red lipstick almost every day. What started off as a fun challenge turned into an enlightening experience of bravery, boldness and self confidence. I didn’t expect that from a simple tube of red lipstick. In fact, I was skeptical if this challenge would change me at all.
I love weddings. There’s the obvious reason why: Seeing two people in love join their lives together is undeniably amazing. And there’s the selfish reason: I love putting together new head to toe outfits. I usually spend weeks thinking about accessories, shoes, and most importantly, what dress I’ll wear. (I will not get burnt again [...]
If you read IFB’s (Independent Fashion Bloggers) article “Bloggers & Body Image: Are We Helping Or Hurting Ourselves?” by Taylor Davies last week, you may have come away feeling hurt and confused. That’s how I felt. Davies writes: The majority of very visible, successful style bloggers are thin and beautiful – which isn’t their fault [...]
In Thinspiration: The Body Image Conversation We Should Really Be Having, I shared my frustration about the conversation related body image and eating disorders in the wake of several popular social media sites changing their terms of service to ban self harm posts and images. My hope was to turn the conversation to how to [...]