Body Image Report

  The Australian government recently received a body image report that advises on all manner of aspects to help build a better body image. The report encourages advertisers, the media and the fashion industry to promote more positive body image messages. The report includes a Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct on Body Image (see below) which…

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…

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…