Naveen Sultan of Telegraph21, ‘a new video magazine featuring the best documentary films and art videos from around the world’ passed this clip on to me (thank you!), which I would like to share with you. Here is a clip from ‘Cover Girl Culture,’ a documentary by Nicole Clark (producer/director/former Elite model.)
This documentary explores the world of fashion as well as the thoughts, feelings and self-critiques of young women affected by the messages that designers, models, advertisers, editors, magazines in general, etc. put out into the world. Many people in the Fashion Industry who are partially responsible for low self-esteem among young women (for showing unattainable body images for the average young woman) say they want to see ‘healthy, happy’ girls in their magazines and on the runway. Well, if you want to see them so bad, where are they? One young woman in the clip explains how magazines say, ‘Don’t worry about your weight, but look at this [pin-thin model.]‘ This is an unfair, not to mention, confusing message. To those in the Fashion Industry, working for fashion magazines – You can not tell these girls, ‘You are beautiful because you are different, healthy is ‘in’, feel good about your body,’ etc. etc. when you are still only showing extremely thin women in your magazines.
All we’re asking is for you is to do what you say you’re going to do. Why can’t it be ‘in’ for young women around the world to read your magazines and while they’re reading, they see girls who look like them, girls they can identify with? Maybe it’s time to get in the mindset of – ‘When a young woman reads my magazine, she’s going to feel empowered, beautiful and happy.’ And by saying this I mean showing every type of young women – thin included. There are obviously all different body types, skin types, skin colors, hair/eye colors, etc. let’s help everyone feel included. A young woman’s ego, self-esteem and self-worth are so extremely important - magazines could play such a huge role in affecting these three things in a positive way, if taken seriously.
In other news…
Enjoy $1 off any ‘all fruit smoothie’ from now until April 10th http://www.jambajuice.com/eb/ff/jmff.html
- Every weekday morning from 8am-10am, Paris Creperie in Coolidge Corner gives away free coffee with a crepe purchase. Yum. 278 Harvard Street, Brookline - (617) 232-1770
- Wicked is coming to Boston! At the Boston Opera House from September 1st – October 17th.
Pre-sale begins today, and on April 11th ticket sales are open to the general public. It’s an amazing show – I highly recommend it!
- Attention INTENSE Celtics Fans – Would you like your driveway and bedroom re-done, Celtics style?? Go here for more information - http://www.nba.com/celtics/promotions/promotions021010-remax-home-court-submit.html
- Soon it will be opening day! Cheap, cheap, cheap SOX tickets here -http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/?affiliate_id=132869&cb=121&rmid=RedSox_March2010&rrid=10674255 (thanks Nuge!)
- - BU students get 15% off at JCrew in Copley Square tonight. Wish I went to BU… http://ow.ly/1s9Gr
- Free appetizers tonight at Redbones from 6:30pm-8:30pm in celebration of Jay Atkinson’s new book, ‘Paradise Road.’ He’ll be reading and you’ll be listening/picking on delicious food - not a bad deal. http://bit.ly/cZ3QSy - 55 Chester Street, Somerville – (617) 628-2200
More about ‘Paradise Road’ – http://www.jayatkinson.com/
- Like the circus? I don’t! In fact, I hate it. Anyway, Buy With Me has a coupon for their deal of the day to The Big Apple Circus for $15 at City Hall Plaza. Click below if interested…
- Living Social’s deal of the day is $10 for $20 worth of food at Conor Larkin’s Grill and Tap – 329 Huntington Ave, Boston – http://livingsocial.com/deals/964?
- This Wednesday, March 31st (the last Wednesday of every month) Bravo Restaurant (Museum of Fine Arts) is holding a wine tasting for $25 (*hors d’oeuvres included*) from 5:30pm-7:30pm. No reservations necessary. http://www.mfa.org/calendar/event.asp?eventkey=21277&date=3/31/2010
For more information, please call Bravo at (617) 369-3474.