Monthly Archives: July 2010

OMG, what has #GoodHousekeeping done to #JoannaLUmley

I realise we are being a bit obsessive about airbrushing, and its digital equivalent, but I have to return to the subject for one last time (at least for this month – I can’t promise I won’t return to it … Continue reading

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Sorry #LisaArmstrong, you got it wrong this time

I’m a huge fan of #TheTimes fashion editor #LisaArmstrong, and usually love her copy and agree with her views. But her piece rubbishing Lynne Featherstone’s suggestion that airbrushing should be outlawed, or at least should carry a warning, was way … Continue reading

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Yes, Minister, you’ve got it right about paper-thin models

Finally, a government minister who properly understands the issues surrounding body image. Equalities Minister #LynneFeatherstone has pledge to take action over the airbrushing of wafer-thin, size zero models, to create images that are – literally – impossible to emulate. Ms … Continue reading

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Middle-aged at 31. So what are the baby-boomers?

Ooh, breathless and horrified! I have just received a press release referencing the QVC survey, widely reported earlier this week, which found that women were “at their most beautiful at the age of 31”. So far, so anodyne. It is … Continue reading

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Good morning, London: Jan reviews the papers on LBC

The lovely Nick #Ferrari of #LBC invited me to review the papers on his brilliant breakfast show today. Apart from getting up before the sparrows, it is always a great experience. Nick is a total professional, and I get the … Continue reading

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The Times is writing about being sensational at 60…

#The Times has a huge feature on being 60 in its Weekend section – it is the cover story with a fabulous image of #Diane von Furstenberg; it even uses a phrase from one of 60&Sensational’s blogs from Tuesday – … Continue reading

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We have a campaign to make brands put skirt lengths on labels…

Fed up with buying a dress online and then finding that a garment that looked as if it would be nicely knee length is half way up your thigh? Yup, us, too. It is almost impossible to judge from a … Continue reading

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