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Don’t you love when a random piece of news renews your fragmented faith in humanity? That’s precisely how I felt when I learned there’s a Thailand-based modeling agency opening a trans-only branch in LA this summer. The announcement is just another groundbreaking move by Apple Model Management, who made history last year as the first agency IN THE WORLD to include trans models alongside cisgender models. Read More

Unpacking Terry Richardson

BY Caelan in General

NY Mag recently asked the question is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator? UGHHHHHH. Lets all join together to let out the biggest collective sigh over how OVER Terry Richardson we all are.  *Breathe in* *breathe out* Now lets unpack this issue.  First thing’s first, we all KNOW he’s the world’s biggest creep, so none of this recent news should surprise any of us. Secondly, this subject is hella triggering so be warned. Read More
Jennifer Sky is most famously known as the red-headed, kick-ass warrior princess Amarice on the hit 90s show Xena: Warrior Princess. But before she became an actress on the cult show, she took a stab at a modeling career. In a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, Sky says the fashion industry is anything but a dream. As Sky starts out her op-ed, her memory ignites with stories of all the fashionable youngins hurrying to catch the subway in order to be on time for their next show. This was the last remotely nostalgia-worthy note of her time in the modeling world. Read More
At New York Fashion Week, designers tried to convince us that bondage is in, neon shag body wear is trendy, and unwearable structural pieces are totally hot right now. But at least they didn’t send models down the runway in blackface. Think no one would be ignorant enough to paint a white girl black for an “African Queen” photo shoot? Well think again. French magazine Número is embroiled in a public relations shit show this week after using copious amounts of bronzer to render white model Ondria Hardin “African”. Read More
Fashion elites clearly have a taste for the bizarre. Last week we showed you Vogue’s recent Hurricane Sandy disaster porn fashion shoot, and just yesterday the council of Fashion Designers of America upped the ridiculousness ante. In a statement for the "CFDA Health Initiative,” Diane von Furstenberg and her council cohorts outlined some New York City Fashion Week regulations, stressing that, “Health is Beauty.” Shocking absolutely no one, Diane von Furstenberg’s idea of health seems to be plying young models with rabbit food. Read More

Film Review: About Face

BY Intern Ariana in TV

Newsflash: America loves youth, money, and beauty. Every single one of us is affected, whether it’s through mean comments from our peers or the millions of commercials we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Although journalists and academics both cover the fashion industry’s influence on societal norms, we rarely hear from the models themselves. It’s a taboo in the fashion world to really get to the heart of the matter, since eating disorders and drug use almost always come up. That’s where About Face: Supermodels Then and Now comes in. Read More