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The Shot Before That Perfect Instagram Shot… Debrief Staff | Contributing Writer | 7 days ago The Debrief: Just *how* much planning goes into that carefully edited pic?

The Shot Before That Perfect Instagram Shot…

The Edge of Seventeen follows 17-year-old Nadine in a coming of age comedy about first love and friendships. In cinemas 30th November. Real life and social media are so intertwined, they’re virtually indistinguishable. And as we edge closer and closer to that dystopian future so carefully plotted out by Charlie Brooker in Black Mirror, we spoke to five prolific Instagrammers to find out just *how* much planning goes into that carefully edited pic - and asked them to share the pictures that didn’t make it into the public domain. Here are Chessie, Alya, Abidemi, Eimear and Gabriella’s shots before the perfect shot... Chessie King, Missfits Nutrition Ambassador @missfitsnutrition / @chessiekingg Tell us a bit about this picture. This was a photo from a recent shoot with MissFits Nutrition. Heart Investigates Relationship Between Body Image & Mental Health - Heart West Midlands News.

30th November 2016, 06:00 It's as there are calls for PSHE to be made compulsory in schools Calls are being made for lessons about mental health and body image to be made compulsory in schools in the form of PSHE sessions.

Heart Investigates Relationship Between Body Image & Mental Health - Heart West Midlands News

As part of a Heart Investigation, nearly two thirds of the people asked in Birmingham admitted that trying to look perfect has had an effect on their mental health. Why are so many of Britain's teen girls struggling with mental health problems?  Only 1.4% of models over a size 12: The truth about diversity in fashion now. Ashley Graham stars on the cover of British Vogue  From Cara Delevingne to Gigi Hadid to the ubiquitous Kate Moss, Vogue cover stars tend to have something else in common besides dazzling good looks - not an ounce of spare flesh between them.

Ashley Graham stars on the cover of British Vogue 

Now plus-size model Ashley Graham, 28, who is understood to be a size 16 with a 38D cleavage, has been unveiled as the star of British Vogue's January cover - marking a significant departure from many of her waif-like predecessors. Vogue's long-standing editor Alexandra Shulman has been vocal in the past about the 'insane' sample sizes that fashion houses lend to magazines for shoots - and that cover stars are then expected to squeeze into. Ashley Graham, who became the first plus-size model to star on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this year, appears on the from of the January 2017 issue of British Vogue The curvy star and body positivity activist has become a role model for millions of women.

New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year, and a shift in the types of procedures patients have chosen since the start of the new millennium.

New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015, a 2 percent increase over 2014. Since 2000, overall procedures have risen 115 percent, but the types of procedures patients are choosing are changing. “While more traditional facial procedures and breast augmentations are still among the most popular, we’re seeing much more diversity in the areas of the body patients are choosing to address,” said ASPS President David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS. “Patients have more options than ever, and working closely with their surgeon, they’re able to focus on specific target areas of the body to achieve the look they desire.”

Experts: Cheap route is dangerous, take extra precautions with cosmetic surgery. The recent trial of a Brownsville woman found guilty for injecting fake Botox in patients isn’t the first case the Rio Grande Valley has seen.

Experts: Cheap route is dangerous, take extra precautions with cosmetic surgery

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Moncada at Valley Hand and Plastic Surgery warns of the dangers of not seeking out qualified professionals. The cheap route for cosmetic work is not the answer. “Once you put a needle in a patient body it’s an invasion of the body,” says Moncada, “Once you inject a product that is not even approved by the FDA you're not licensed to do it you are creating putting the life of a person at risk.

" Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise. How safe is the cosmetic surgery boom? Image copyright Science Photo Library An increasing number of British people are opting for cosmetic procedures.

How safe is the cosmetic surgery boom?

Many are happy with the results - but the £3.6bn UK cosmetic industry is unregulated, leading to concerns about its safety. Ashley Graham hits the runway at New York Fashion Week. The 27-year-old model was joined by a group of other plus-size women for the ready-to-wear and lingerie show on WednesdayAshley opened and closed the lingerie portion, sporting sultry selections from her own line By Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com Published: 23:39 GMT, 14 September 2016 | Updated: 16:08 GMT, 15 September 2016 Ashley Graham walked the New York Fashion Week runway for the second time on Wednesday in support of her latest lingerie collection.

Ashley Graham hits the runway at New York Fashion Week

The 27-year-old plus-size icon took to the New York catwalk for Canadian retailer Addition Elle, showcasing her new line of slinky bed wear and bras alongside a host of other curvy models. Before hitting the runway, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beauty told the brand's Facebook live host that this year's show that the fans could expect: '‘Sheer, creams, lace, bondage - we’ve got dog collars for the freaks at home.’ Scroll down for video. Amy Schumer Shares Excellent Advice On Body Image. Amy Schumer recently became the first woman to ever make the Forbes highest-paid comedians list, but that isn't the only way the American stand-up star has been breaking barriers.

Amy Schumer Shares Excellent Advice On Body Image

Schumer has been giving some much needed real-talk on body image and her latest Instagram posts are the perfect examples of this. 'Today's look. You can be sick and not be a size 2 and still feel great about yourself! ' she captioned a selfie, which has received 159,000 likes since it was posted on Sunday. Amy Schumer Shares Excellent Advice On Body Image. Nialler9's New Irish Music: Mango, The Notas, Meltybrains? and more.

Mango – What Are You Sayin?

Nialler9's New Irish Music: Mango, The Notas, Meltybrains? and more

Pulverising low-end, cloudy rap production and a thick Dublin accent? Mango is an outlier of rap music in Ireland, taking inspiration from grime and beyond. Kids On The Edge: Documentary on children with mental health issues. This brutal statement is from 14-year-old self-harmer Demi, who is assaulted by severe depression and violent mood swings but also has the sharp intelligence to recognise the destructive nature of her behaviour.

Kids On The Edge: Documentary on children with mental health issues

Demi is one of the 250,000 children in the UK (including 53,659 youngsters aged six to 10) receiving regular help for mental health issues from services that are stretched to the limit across the NHS. With a political war raging over successive governments’ failure to address a mental health epidemic, a TV documentary adds a rare vision of life at the coal face where staff wrestle with ever-growing case books of complex issues, constrained by dwindling resources. Demi, engaging and challenging, is emblematic of the type of daily problems that wash through the UK’s mental health networks. Her mother died young, leaving a legacy of emotional trauma that pockmarks her time in care. The pressures of body image also make it particularly tough for today’s teenagers,” she says. Fashion design students are petitioning for plus-size mannequins.

Including plus-size women in the world of fashion is important. We all know that. But as great as it is to see plus-size models like Ashley Graham seeing success, the lack of inclusiveness in the fashion industry starts long before an ad campaign is shot. So it’s time to go right back to the source: fashion design. How are designers supposed to include a diverse range of sizes when they’re only given sample size mannequins on which to base their designs? One design student is taking a stand. Nayyara Chue, a student at Parsons New School of Design, has started a petition urging her university to increase the number of plus-size mannequins on offer, after learning that the school currently only has one plus-size mannequin available for students to use.

‘The average woman in the United States is a size 14,’ writes Nayyara on her petition’s mission statement. Kate Middleton Speaks About Safe Spaces at the Place2Be Awards. November 22, 2016 @ 5:15 PM Kate Middleton is a mental health pioneer herself, and on Tuesday night, she honored young students who are following in her footsteps.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for the Place2Be Awards in London, where she spoke about mental health and the importance of safe spaces. Place2Be is part of the Heads Together mental health campaign that Middleton has championed along with the duke and Prince Harry. The organization has partnered with 282 schools in the U.K. to provide in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of both students and staff. Eamonn M. Project Secret Selfie w Georgia Small. Despite the general acceptance of all types of bodies becoming more prevalent in mainstream media, anxiety levels about our image are higher than ever.

Project Secret Selfie is an incredible initiative by Melbourne based artist, Georgia Small, that is empowering, uplifting and unbelievable cool. Instagram is making it easier to hide comments. Instagram is readying a new feature that will let users combat harassment or inappropriate content in their comment feeds. According to The Washington Post, Instagram will soon roll out a feature that lets all users filter put words or phrases they find offensive in comment streams. Users can also opt to not allow comments on posts at all. In a statement to The Post, Instagram’s public policy head, Nicky Jackson Colaco, had this to say: Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression. We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. Instagram wouldn’t say if this was the feature that was used to wipe all those snake emoji off of Taylor Swift’s Instagram a few weeks ago, but it would make sense if it was.

The ability to disable comments on posts will be rolling out to all users soon. Instagram finally lets you hide troll comments. Instagram now lets you hide abusive or annoying comments from trolls. It’s about darn time. The company first rolled this feature out for businesses in July, allowing them to auto-hide any comments with offensive words and phrases. The feature appeared under a ‘Comment Moderation’ sub-menu of your app settings. Proportion of teenage mothers at 'lowest in decades' Log In. Why women are sharing their clothing size on social media.

We know that women's clothing sizes are all over the shop. You can be an 8 at one brand and a 12 at the next, or wear a medium top and not fit into size 16 pants. Why women are sharing their clothing size on social media. New Study Finds the Average American Woman is Now Plus-Size. If the average woman is 'plus-sized', why doesn't our fashion reflect that? America’s streets are full of what the fashion industry labels “plus-sized women” – far more than we previously thought.

Thanks to a new study, we now know that the average woman is around a size 20. Not, as previously believed, a size 14. That means that the disconnect between the clothes in store windows and the bodies of women walking past them is greater than we had ever assumed. Despite this, major fashion brands still refuse to accept the bodies of their customers. Why H&M is removing plus size clothing from some of its stores. Opinion: Shop Direct shows the way in making personalisation pay.

Delivering Fashion: Amazon Fashion launches first-ever UK TV advert. River Island partners up with Snapchat to target millennials. How fashion brands are taking Instagram from gimmick to strategic. London Fashion Week is officially kicking off tomorrow (18 February), which can only mean one thing – fashion brands are working overtime. Besides putting the final touches on runway frocks, these days social media campaigns are equally as important.

After all, a well-landed social campaign can see any fashion brand hit headlines, create a buzz as well as result in coveted consumer engagement. This year, Instagram seems to be the fashion world’s platform of choice. Figures by digital marketing agency Greenlight show that there have been 5,602 Instagram posts using #LFW2016 in the month leading up to London Fashion Week 2016, compared with 1,178 Twitter mentions over the same timeframe. In sharp contrast, last year saw more than 6,000 twitter mentions using #LFW2015. Asos: ‘We are investing in price first and marketing second’ Speaking on a conference call following the announcement of its first quarter results this morning (9 December), Robertson said Asos will be investing the £6.3m it collected in insurance payouts following a fire at its Barnsley distribution centre straight into price, rather than putting it into other areas such as marketing or new customer services.

Asos reveals it has cut marketing spend by 16% as it continues to focus on lowering prices. Asos posted a 10% decline in first-half profit to £18m for the period, despite increasing group sales by 14% to £550.5m. Even though it posted a fall in profits, the retailer, which issued three profit warnings last year, marginally beat analyst forecasts of £16.3m in pre-tax profits. “Spend on international marketing campaigns was limited during the period whilst we focus on restoring the price competiveness of our products,” said Nick Robertson, Asos chief executive.

“Our digital marketing activities have however continued in order to drive awareness and grow our market share.” Calvin Klein 'Plus Size' Model Myla Dalbesio Sets The Record Straight In Powerful 'Rant' Here's why Calvin Klein's 'first plus-sized model' is still making everyone angry. Calvin Klein's 'first plus size model' is making people angry. Calvin Klein Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Size 10 Calvin Klein model Myla Dalbesio on why she isn't 'fat or fabulous' enough. The truth about Calvin Klein's 'first plus-sized model', Myla Dalbesio. When she was hailed as 'Calvin Klein's first plus-sized model' back in 2014, her casting sparked a war of words over sizing restrictions in the modelling industry. And two years on, model Myla Dalbesio has found herself in the spotlight once more after actress Catherine Tydesley reignited the debate when she expressed her horror at her casting.

Victoria's Secret renames 'Perfect Body' campaign following 'body-shaming' backlash. Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' Campaign Changes Slogan After Backlash. Victoria's Secret changes controversial 'the perfect body' slogan. Victoria's Secret changes course on 'Perfect Body' ads.

The Fashion Advertising Campaign: Big Business ... - Not Just a Label. The rise of fashion magazine inspired Photoshop editing: Has Beyonce edited her Instagram images? - News - Fashion. Essena O’Neill: What happened in the months after Instagram star quit social media. Ashley Graham's New H&M Campaign Is An Important Turning Point In Mainstream Fashion - GirlTalkHQ. H&M’s diverse advert mirrors the real world. Shame the ad industry doesn’t. How social media is transforming the fashion industry.