It is Saturday morning and I am standing in front of my bedroom mirror wearing my underwear and tights, scrutinising the spectacle of my own body. My six year old daughter is looking at me through the mirror stroking my 7-months-pregnant belly.
At last weeks Better Lives Talks around agism, not unnoticed were the particularly the harsh judgements meted out to women who exhibit exactly the same biological function as men in their physical progression toward old age.
On our journey, we have met some brilliant women and men who have also made it their business to deconstruct the allure of fashion and it’s relationship to the bigger picture. Psychologist, writer and former international model, Adriana Giotta above, is one of them.
“Those who tell the stories also hold the power,” – Plato’s dictum is applicable in contemporary retelling of modern stories too
It’s a point Vestoj editor in chief Anja Aronowsky Cronberg wanted to explore in creating the play “Little John,” based on John Galliano’s recent TV interview.
Every year The Clothes Show Live launches a competition to find a young fashion photographer from across the UK, and this year’s finalist Becky Long captured the imagination of the judges. So much so, that it was believed her image was extensively post-produced. “English Mustard” is like staring into a vibrant fairy-tale, far away into [...]
When a friend of mine wrote a blog about how it was unhealthy to introduce size 16 mannequins into Debenhams, I gasped in despair. Size 16 is the average size of women in the UK, so surely having a representative mannequin couldn’t be a health risk?
Self-esteem is defined as confidence and satisfaction in oneself. My self-esteem barometer drops rapidly after scouring model-of-the-moment Instagrams or looking at fashion magazines, screens or films.
Gamers are encouraged to utilise scalpels and syringes to ‘fix the patient,’ thus normalising the objectification of women’s bodies and recruiting newer and younger minds to the culture of gender violence.
When All Walks was in its infancy back in 2009, we looked around for supporters. Who would agree with us that individuality, uniqueness and a beautiful soul is the coolest thing of all?
Even the glittering bubble of fashion isn’t beyond learning from Nelson Mandela’s legacy; in fact it should be at the front of the class. The father of modern South Africa achieved equality, peace and unity in a country racially segregated by law for 46 years yet the fashion industry still hasn’t managed to celebrate full [...]
Co-founder Debra Bourne collects another award for All Walks, this time as we are named amongst The Hospital Club’s h.Club100, in association with the Guardian Culture Professionals Network, in their acknowledgement of a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries.