The "Right" Kind of Curves

Yesterday’s post titled Curves are Back! has sparked some interesting discussion.  One of the most obvious points about these articles is that curves are only ‘media acceptable’ when they’re the ‘right kind of curve’, that is, hourglass, slim waist, no potbelly, bust and rounded bottom, and generally around a size 12-14, definitely not size 22…

Curves are Back!

Yesterday, I was reading my Sunday Age newspaper and in the Sunday Life magazine there was an article titled Shape Shifting, which was all about how curves are back in fashion – do you think this is true or not? Will the Rachel Zoe skinny waif look ever go out of style? Every time that…

Do I Need Whiter Teeth?

  I downloaded my photos from my camera from the AICI Conference  in Irvine, SoCal (this is Karen of a Certain Age and me), and I noticed something, my teeth are not very white.  I get compliments on my teeth here in Australia, but I don’t think they make the grade in LA.   They…

Body Image Survey

Nine out of 10 Australian women have regular “fat days” and most are miserable about their bodies, a survey has found. The survey, conducted by two Melbourne universities, paints a bleak picture of women who don’t like seeing their reflection in the mirror. More than two-thirds of women feel uncomfortable looking at themselves naked in…