Fashion - Beauty


FEMALE GAZE – Reclaiming the Power Through Self-Portraits. From Cindy Sherman to Harley Weir

„In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its fantasy onto the female figure, which is styled accordingly. In their traditional exhibitionist role women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness…“

Sinah Griessler

Ugly Beauty: Reclaiming Beauty or Just Another Fad?

Anti-beauty feels for many like rejecting the male gaze and male-informed beauty standards. But what does unconventional makeup such as unkempt, odd and club-kid looks mean in a time when youth and perfection seem to be everyone’s concern if not destiny? While the trend ‘ugly beauty’ may not reclaim beauty from the male gaze, it does create room for re-evaluating what beauty looks and feels like in an over-saturated world of ideals of perfection.

Alejandra Espinosa

Body Hair and Empowerment: Embracing Choice in a Shaving-Obsessed Society

The power of embracing body hair choices and celebrating diversity. Challenge societal beauty standards and patriarchal norms through body positivity movements. Explore the historical significance of body hair and its journey from ancient symbolism to modern acceptance. Join the movement towards self-expression and liberation, breaking free from societal constraints. Embrace natural beauty, defy stereotypes, and celebrate the diversity of bodies.

Alejandra Espinosa