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Real Beauty

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Beauty / Inspiration

Earlier this April, Dove came out with an initiative called Real Beauty Sketches. The idea was to have an artist draw a person without seeing her, based solely on the person’s own description of herself. Then the artist would draw the same person again but based on someone else’s description; in the end, the women are confronted with how they view themselves and how others view them. The difference in the final results is staggering […]


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I just realized how much my image of myself might be distorted by what I receive as inactive feedback from society – mainly advertising. Since I study Fashion Marketing & Communication I’m up to my neck with images of ‘perfect’ women every day. All my classmates are incredibly skinny, I’m the biggest in our class. Beyond the regular pressures of TV and magazine ads, I have to socialize and be with these people (who are […]