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The Need-to-Know Big Fashion Issues for 2016 – Eleanor Snare. The Need-to-Know Big Fashion Issues for 2016 The catwalks for 2016 highlighted the relationship between fashion and big, global issues – I picked up on a new type of feminism, new religiously-motivated consumers, and clothing as representing the fragile global security we’re experiencing.

The Need-to-Know Big Fashion Issues for 2016 – Eleanor Snare

These issues will continue to influence designers over the next twelve months, but what about fashion businesses and their customers? Let’s get a little Mystic Meg and predict the future: read on for the need-to-know big fashion issues for 2016 and a snapshot of how they might affect your work and fashion habits. Do consumers really care about the sustainable credentials of their clothes? Mark Sumner, previously Sustainable Raw Material Specialist with Plan A at M&S and now my colleague at the University of Leeds, often cites research from the high street giant showing consumers put ethics and sustainability at the top of their ‘requirements’ list when questioned. Thanks for reading. The rise of fashion magazine inspired Photoshop editing: Has Beyonce edited her Instagram images? - News - Fashion.

Photoshop is a tool widely used in magazines and advertising campaigns, but are celebrities like Beyonce now turning to photo-editing tools to fine tune their social media posts.

The rise of fashion magazine inspired Photoshop editing: Has Beyonce edited her Instagram images? - News - Fashion

A picture posted by the singer on Instagram on Sunday has come under fire for supposedly being edited. In the image, Beyonce is pictured sitting on a sofa in the sun, however some followers have pointed out that the phone sat infront of her looks distorted, suggesting the image has been subject to some manipulation. It's not the first time the singer has come under speculation for her social media posts. In April an image of the singer playing golf led to some followers suggesting she had edited the image to make her thighs appear slimmer. Other celebrities who have also been accused of editing their Instagram images including Kim Kardashian. Models aren't immune to the pressures to look thin either. You don't have to be a celebrity or a model to benefit from photo-editing.

Social Media Dependency Has Become a Mental Health Issue. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/imageCORE The following article first appeared in The Fix.

Social Media Dependency Has Become a Mental Health Issue

Also on TheFix.com: America's Hospice Hero Answers 12 Questions About Trauma, Recovery and Gratitude; Breaking Free from Sexual Abuse; Nutrition and Recovery: How Healthy Eating Can Help You Stay Sober. With the recent traumatic news of Danny Bowman, the 19-year-old UK resident who attempted suicide after being obsessed with taking ‘selfies,’ the general public has vocalized strong opinions on both sides of the social media debate. It’s no question that we are developing a dependence on the technological advance that unifies billions of people, but are we addicted? The Fix spoke with four different leaders in the field to uncover the growing obsession with status updates, and what this means for our psychological well-being. “In moderation, social media can be a great way for teens to connect to others, to relate to their peers, and to express themselves,” Dr.

Dr. The danger, Dr. Dr. Dr. The Impact of Negative Body Image on Boys. Third Black Lives Matter protest brings central London to a standstill. Black Lives Matter protesters brought London to a standstill again this evening with a march along Oxford Street and into Trafalgar Square.

Third Black Lives Matter protest brings central London to a standstill

Hundreds of people gathered for the march, the third such event in the capital since the recent US police shootings of black men which sent shockwaves around America. Up to 400 people joined this evening’s surprise march, chanting “no justice, no peace, no racist police.” Traffic was halted as the crowds moved down Oxford Street, before sitting down in Piccadilly Circus. March: Protesters on Oxford Street (Jonathan Birdwell)

Transgender Model Tracey Norman Is Back With Clairol. A familiar face is returning to Clairol’s hair color campaigns — after nearly 40 years away.

Transgender Model Tracey Norman Is Back With Clairol

Tracey “Africa” Norman, the first transgender African American model, is back with the brand after first modeling on their boxes in the mid-70s. Now Norman, 63, is excited to be back in the spotlight after revealing her true self, an experience that she describes to PeopleStyle as “a little bit nerve-wracking.” When Norman first posed for Clairol decades ago, she was a fresh and fast-rising new model with a major secret — she was transgender — and she “said a prayer” before every job that it wouldn’t be the day she was found out. But eventually, that day came. “In the beginning, I wasn’t thinking that I was one of the first [transgender models].

Soon after being outed while on a fashion shoot (an experience documented by The Cut), Norman’s opportunities came to an abrupt halt. RELATED VIDEO: Caitlyn Jenner’s Message to Transgender Youth: ‘We Are All Beautiful’ So what does Norman’s future hold?