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Healthy Trend or Buzzword

If you reside in America, then you have probably noticed that since last few years there have been many individuals and organizations that have basically jumped on board with “healthy habits” or “healthy choices” and including politicians.

I would like to ask them, where was all this “healthy choices” talk, back when we really were in need of it. Don’t you think if parents were aware of “healthy food choices,” then the kids wouldn’t have been considered obese/fat.

Either ways it seems finally”healthy vs non healthy choices,”  attracted everyone’s attention! Nowadays when we turn on tv, radio, or net, we see ads/stories regarding to eat healthy, workout, and etc. Like today, I woke up and turned on the computer; the first think I saw was, “Michelle Obama helps break world record for jumping jacks.”

What to say now huh? Healthy Trend or is it Buzzword?

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Virtual Reality

I saw this article online and I wanted to share with you. It shows the whole new concept of reality, especially human body.

Take a look at this article

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/clothing-giant-h-m-defends-perfect-virtual-models-173726573.html

H&M

Visiting the H&M website is not the only virtual experience to be had by H&M customers who choose to order the company’s clothes online instead of inside one of their 2,300 global retail stores.

Also “completely virtual” are the models at the center of H&M’s swimsuit and lingerie online campaigns, the Swedish-based retailer confirmed.

“It’s not a real body; it is completely virtual and made by the computer,” H&M press officer Hacan Andersson told Swedish newspaper Afronbladerin an article questioning the company’s picture-perfect online models.

In the Dec. 4 article, translated into English by U.S. celebrity website Jezebel, Andersson explained the company’s approach.

“We take pictures of the clothes on a doll that stands in the shop, and then create the human appearance with a program on [a] computer,” he said.

Images from the company’s website show models wearing the latest swimsuit and lingerie looks appear in generic, stock-form with their left hand resting slightly below their waist, right arm straight and face looking directly ahead.

Advertising watchdogs in the company’s native Scandanavia elevated the controversy by criticizing the chain of lower-cost clothing stores for their generic approach to models.

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, one of the most outspoken groups to criticize H&M, accused the chain of “creating unrealistic physical ideals.”

“This illustrates very well the sky-high aesthetic demands placed on the female body,” spokesman Helle Vaagland said.  “The demands are so great that H&M, among the poor photo models, cannot find someone with both body and face that can sell their bikinis.”

Andersonn defended the company’s decision to rely on virtual instead of real models by explaining that computer-generated bodies would ensure that the garments remain the focus of online shoppers’ attention, not the model’s bodies.

“It’s not about ideals or to show off a perfect body, we are doing this to show off the garments,” he told Aftonbladet.  “This is done for all garments, not just underwear. It applies to both women’s and men’s clothing.”

A spokeswoman for the company’s U.S. operations compared the use of virtual models online to the common retail practice of using mannequins in stores.

“In our Shop Online we show our fashion through real life models pictures, still life pictures or as virtual mannequin pictures,” the spokeswoman, Nicole Christie, told ABCNews.com.  “The virtual mannequins are used in the same way as we use mannequins in our stores for ladies wear and menswear.”

Christie confirmed Andersonn’s description of how H&M creates its virtual models, as well as the intention behind the practice, one she said is common.

“This technique can be found in use throughout the industry,” Christie said.  “This is not to be seen as conveying a specific ideal or body type, but merely a technique to show our garments.”

Responding to the fire the company has come under in just the two days since the Aftonbladet article was published, Christie issued this statement to ABC:

“It is regrettable if we have led anyone to believe that the virtual mannequins should be real bodies. This is incorrect and has never been our intention.  We will continue to discuss internally how we can be clearer about this in the information towards our customers.”

 

When I read this article, it personally shocked, if this is how marketing is going to go, no wonder many men and women would feel they are unhealthy and heavy, even though in reality they may/are fit and healthy.

Men Celebrities with Dry Skin

Did you know there are many celebrities (men and women) that endorse beauty products that do use them.

Many famous men celebrities don’t get healthy skin overnight, but they work hard at it and use products that can get rid of dry and/or oily skin.

Here is one famous example:

Australian cricketer Shane W

Define Diverse

I have already defined Beauty in my posts, but I have realized I didn’t define the meaning of diverse.

I would like to take a moment to define what the actual meaning of “diverse” is and what the word “diverse” means to me.

Diverse, according to dictionary.com it means:

  • of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
  • of various kinds or forms; multiform.

 To me the word diverse means means different that can but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Education
  • Background
  • Residency
  • Status
  • Color
  • Experience
  • Skills
  • Job/Career

You got the idea yeah?

What is your definition for diverse?

Diverse Beauty suffers Dry Skin

Did you know many celebrities faces dry skin dilemma just like us?

Courtney Cox faces dry skin

Sushmita Sen faces dry skin

What is Beauty?

What is beauty? Many of us would say complexion, skin color, hair, eyes, and etc. According to dictionary.com the definition that I believe pinpoints of beauty is,  “A combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.”

I realized that is why we love what we see on tv and the reason we idolize people who “look beautiful” and pleases our eye sight/ We look upto them for role model regardless of their actions (right/wrong). So far in this blog, I have focused so much on external factors of beauty and I realized it is equally important to have internal beauty.

Many of our family members and friends are not with us due to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq and with the holidays coming around the corner, please let us not forget to thank those fighters for keeping us safe. Please kindly help your local charities and Veterans by proving simple gestures such as:

  • Donating jackets/coats
  • Donating gloves, mitts, hats, caps, scarves, boots
  • Donating canned foods and goods
  • Donating kids toys and clothes
  • Volunteering your time
  • Lending hand to family members, who have lost loved ones in the war

Any and all of these can help many people who are in need. Please don’t wait, do something to be a role model to your loved ones and be part of the “beauty” in this world.

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