Photographer is fed up with stick-skinny mannequins, is on a mission to help women embrace their curves

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Friday 27 March 2015

It can be difficult feeling comfortable in your own skin when the media perpetuates an idea of what beauty is. Tall. Skinny. Straight teeth. Fuller hair. The list goes on. But one photographer is out to spread a message of self-acceptance in her new book, Curves.

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This Japanese model artist turns everyday objects into miniature worlds of wonder

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi has given a twist to the crafting of traditional miniature models by marrying them with common, everyday objects. His series of works has given birth to imaginary worlds that exist on cans of Pringles, match boxes, bento boxes, milk crates and mini vending machines. Each miniature world has gone under his […]

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Men pay supersize model to sit on them repeatedly

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Standing at 1.9m and weighing 127kg, 38-year-old Amanda Soule from Las Vegas is not your average model by conventional standards. Known in the industry as Amazon Amanda, she measures 160cm around the hips and has a bust size of 44DD. For such an imposing figure, she gets paid to crush, wrestle or simply go out with men who adore super-size women.

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This brave model looks totally different from the others

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 30 May 2014

19-year-old Chantelle Brown-Young may just be the world’s first and only model with vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation of the skin. You may have also heard that one of the world’s greatest pop icon – Michael Jackson – had it. Vitiligo is caused by a malfunctioning immune system. It has no cure to date, and affects less than one percent of the world’s population.

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Overexposed model is everywhere in Singapore

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 March 2013

Someone discovered that a certain unknown model was appearing in so many ads across Singapore that he or she started a blog with all these ads. It is so regularly updated that a local magazine wondered if the blog was started by the model herself. Either way, the overexposed model is everywhere. And yes, she’s […]

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Fashion photos by Konstantin Samarin

Akvile Lesauskaite Reader Find

By Akvile Lesauskaite in New Photography on Friday 20 April 2012

I collaborated with the photographer, Konstantin Samarin, while creating a cover shoot in a Mexican bar. It was all about guilty pleasures, summer and youth. He has worked with leading model agencies in fashion-centric cities, such as London and New York, but he also knows what it’s like to work in restaurants or even a fish market.

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