With the recent photos of Michael Phelps' girlfriend Caroline "Caz" Pal hitting the Internet, I am reminded of the allure of body art on women. In this case I'm not talking so much about permanent body art like tattoos (which also can be nice), but instead the use of body paint. It's so...

launching a line of fragrance for women. The British brand has been around since 1985, and it's ads showing beautiful women all over the men who wear Axe, are well known. Over the years commercials showing nerds, unattractive, otherwise boring men, ending up with gorgeous model-type...

To be a SuperModel in today's standards is not just about having a pretty face and a killer body. According to Forbes Magazine, they must also have that sharp entrepreneurial skills to ensure their career is going to prosper and linger, even when the gigs and bookings for modeling are no...

Marie Denee from The Curvy Fashionista was a natural pick for the Beautiful Bodies series: she's bright, she's bold, she's fearless, and has enviable pride. And can you blame her? She's a knock-out. I love that Marie D. promotes this amazing, confident body image for women of all sizes, is...

The quest to be beautiful can be helped and hindered by many things, but when it comes to body shapes, could women be more attractive depending on the decade they are in? With the chance to see the changing perception of perfection played out on screen, women can now pinpoint when it was...

Ages and ages later, here's a follow-up to this post about the politics of body hair among women. As it turns out, you folks ARE interested in how I deal with my own, copious amounts of fuzz. As always, what works for me may not work for you. You may not want to do some or all of these...

Michelle writes, "I work out regularly and have a fairly toned body. It's easy for me to gain muscle definition quickly. I'm conscious about wearing things that can help me to look more feminine. Can you give any advice on how to dress sexy and classy if I have an 'athlete's body.'?" For tips...

The designer only launched her fragrance in September, and already it's the hottest item at the beauty counter. According to Women's Wear Daily, Bloomingdale's sold an estimated $45,000 to $50,000 of the new Tory Burch scent on its first day. Talk about a hit! So why is everyone obsessed...

This topic was inspired by an e-mail from reader Natalie: I would love to hear your take on the impact of the popularity of female Olympic athletes on body image. I personally find watching women in the Olympics empowering – there are so many different "ideal" Olympic body types, from...

models to the photo retouching used frequently in print ads, the fashion industry is not exactly known for promoting a positive body image for women. In turn, this has led to many efforts, like the Seventeen Body Peace Treaty, to combat these negative messages. This advocacy for body...

 

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