Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New 'Photoshop Law' Passed in Israel

This week the Israeli Government passed a law requiring that all models must have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of at least 18.5 and be able to show medical proof of their weight. The law also requires advertisements to print disclaimers if the models have been photoshopped in the ad. Under this law, it’s been estimated that about half of all professional Israeli models will have to gain weight in order to continue working.

Israelis are hoping to promote healthier body image by banning underweight models from industry.

Supporters of this new law stress that it was created to promote a healthier body image as 2% of Israeli teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Yet others feel that the law places the importance on weight rather than health. After all, some girls are naturally skinny and can’t gain the weight, but that doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. In an interview with BBC News, top model Adi Neumman said she wouldn’t qualify for jobs as she has a BMI of 18.3, yet she eats well and exercises.


By Emilie Radigan

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dress to Impress!

TRAX is having a party!

Dress to impress, and have a ball with all of us here at TRAX.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Miffed With the List

So of course the blog sphere is humming with posts about the Academy Awards on Sunday, but who can ignore Award Season?? And while yours truly wasn’t able to watch the red carpet or the awards live because I have bills to pay, the first thing I did when I got home was jump online to check out the highlights and, of course, the best and worst dress list.
One of my favorite news sources is the Huffington Post and Sunday night their giant headlines were all about the Oscars. Yet when I took a look at their best and worst dress list I was surprised at some of their worst picks. Certainly some of the stunning starlets weren’t among the best dressed, but they better deserved a slap on the wrist than a slap in the face.
For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow is usually the darling of the fashion world. Yet this Sunday found her in an unfavorable ranking.
The cape might be a little much, however it’s an elegant and chic silhouette by Tom Ford and the white color draws out the warmth in her skin tone beautifully. Together with the sleek hair-do and minimal adornment, she presented a beautifully simple, modern elegance on the carpet.
The other pick I disagreed with was the lovely Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli.

By Emilie Radigan