“When she was young, she was really, really shy. I wanted her to develop her own type of personality.” (Michael Inbar,2009). According to most of moms, pageants were a way to develop their children’s social skills by interacting with kids their own age and getting over their stage frights. One mother told the camera crew “She entered her first pageant because they were handing out trophies just for participating. I thought it would be great for her self-esteem to tell her one day that the trophy on her mantle was from a beauty pageant.” (Tori Gervais, “The Positive Aspects of Beauty Pageants”).
Zelda was later coined, “the first flapper”, by her husband, the writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Emily Upton,The First Flapper: Zelda Fitlzgerald, Today I Found Out X) .One of the most famous flapper was silent film star, Clara Bow, who was also referred to as an “It” girl. Bow was seen as the model of what a flapper should be; innocent, open sexuality, and carefree. Not just her attitude was iconic but also her look, she was the first star to make the bob hairstyle a “hot trend” once women saw her curled short hair they had to have it too. She also wore dark eye makeup and lipstick, other women started to recreate her look by drawing a bow shape on their lips (Clara Bow, Lifetime X). Another, famous flapper was Lois Long who was a journalist during the 1920s.
Imagine stepping onto a stage for the first time in front of hundreds of people while they critique your every move. Young women get a thrill out of the bejeweled dresses, costumes, fake nails, tans, hair, and lashes. Some individuals feel beauty pageants are a disgrace to young women by degrading them to society, creating body image issues and strains on mother-daughter relationships. On the other hand, some feel as if beauty pageants are worth every penny in the world because they promote confidence and valuable charity opportunities. While every pageant, natural or glitz, comes with its ups and downs, they are beneficial for young women through aiding them in bettering themselves throughout life.
In a time where social strictures denied most women a future in the field of visual arts, Harriet Hosmer defied all social convention with her large scale success in neoclassical sculpting. At a young age, Hosmer had already developed a striking reputation, one that qualified her to study abroad in Rome under the tutelage of renowned sculptor John Gibson. As if this opportunity wasn’t rare enough for women artists in her day, Hosmer’s outstanding potential earned her the luxury of studying from live models.6 The respect she gained from taking this unconventional route to her success is one that entirely transformed society’s perception of women. Not only did her unique story serve as a catalyst in the progression of gender equality, but she also hid symbolic messages within each of her sculptures to find a way to penetrate her beliefs of equality through to any soul.3 As the National Museum of Women in the Arts perfectly captures, “[s]he preferred Neoclassical idealism to more naturalistic trends and rendered mythological and historical figures, such as Oenone, Beatrice Cenci, and Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, with nobility and grandeur.”6 In contrast to the typical artists of her day, Hosmer’s sculptures depicted female characters whose stories were an emblem of her compelling feminist beliefs. Her allegorical artwork was hugely instrumental in the development of unity across the
Once upon a time stirs memories…… Angela carter’s second novel “The Magic ToyShop” is a large spread of mythology, fairy tales, feminity, sexuality and reality. The protagonist of the novel Melanie, like every little girl dreams and fantasizes about herself. Her dreams twined with her fate, walks her through her destiny. The novel commences with Melanie’s desire to wear her mother’s wedding dress. Her desire and curiosity to feel like a woman, to feel like a naughty little princess, this episode ends up with her mistakenly destroying her mother precious wedding dress.
Yet, despite the fact that the more modern versions of the same fairytales tend to work on portraying a more feminist side of the story, the beautiful girl always gets the Prince (or finds any form of love), falls in love, and becomes rich. If not, then misery envelopes the protagonist. Feminist critics try to shed a light on the reality of these stories and how the moral lesson is always the same. Even when it comes to real-life based fairy tales, like Pocahontas, where a young twelve-year-old Native American tribe princess is kidnapped from her family and forced to marry, the only “feminist” version that we hear of today is a Native American young woman who falls in love with a European man who is forcefully taken away from her. Despite the fact that these women had to suffer great ordeals during those times, fairytales have decided to convert this dreadful story into a story of love.
Thigh gaps, flat stomach, big boobs, curvaceous hips. Something all girls dream of having and spend heaps of time and money trying to achieve it. In reality, it’s 99% impossible to get the super model “hot bod”. As an average, food-loving, lazy woman, I admire their ‘beautiful’ bodies and accept that my body will never be like theirs. Victoria’s Secret (VS) is a famous American retailer of women’s lingerie who’s widely known to use supermodels called “Angels” to advertise and promote the company’s lingerie.
She studied dance, played tennis, and read countless romance novels by Barbara Cartland. Diana won many trophies for swimming and diving at West Health. The Princess even invented a dive called the “Spencer Special,” which always drew a crowd. While she was at West Health, Diana discovered the talent for working with disadvantaged people. Through a school volunteer program, she
From there, she did well until she got her big break with Calvin Klein. Since 1992, Kate Moss has been the face of Calvin Klein. In the fashion industry, she was considered both too small (surprisingly) and too short; Her unique looks are what have gotten her so far though. The most important component in a model is versatility, and that is why she got signed to so many influential and different fashion labels, broadening her scope and ability to advance so much in her career. Moss is credited with popularizing the 90’s waif “heroin chic” look, fueling eating disorder rumors.
She was the centre of worldwide media during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. But as we can see from her life Diana wasn’t just a princess, a wife or a mother she was also a role model and an inspiration for many people around the world, because of her humanitarian work that change the lives of many people around the world. She was one of the most loved person of the 20th century and an icon that is still followed and admired. She became loved by the public also because she admitted that she suffered from bulimia and depression through her life and tried to commit suicide multiple times, this made her more human, not just a typical princess in her castle with