Julia Bluhm

These Extreme Women Are Where It's At

by Julia Bluhm It’s uncommon to see magazines where a woman posing on the cover isn’t surrounded by head-lines about losing weight, clothes, or fashion. It is common to see magazine covers with woman in sexy poses, in fitted dresses, lathered in makeup. Even in athletic ads, they find some way to make the model…

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There's Nothing Vogue About Sexed-Up Princesses

By If you’re like me and thought the Disney princesses were already too skinny and too perfect, you’re going to be horrified by these new drawings of them. On the cover of a pretend Vogue magazine spread, you’ll find Ariel, Pocahontas, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, and Aurora, but shown in clothing and poses that rips…

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It Doesn't Matter What We Smell Like

By Julia Bluhm “Juust gott the neww Justin Bieber perfumeeee, I’m innn heavennn <3” This was literally the status of one of my friends on Facebook. I threw up a teensy bit in my mouth while I was reading it. Justin Beiber’s new fragrance for women, called “Someday,” comes in this girly little bottle with a…

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Skechers Skid Pass The Line

by Julia Bluhm Skechers new “Shape-ups” shoes are apparently a huge fad. They’re supposed to tone your butt and legs just by wearing the shoe during your daily routine, and I can see why some could view the shoes as a good thing. They can help adults with insanely busy lifestyles to stay fit and…

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Ads-Mazing Women

by Julia Bluhm When we take a closer look at our typical clothing catalogs, what do we see? Normally, we see young women with perfect skin, hair, and bodies posing next to a guy, right? And you’ve all read how we feel about the sexualized Candies ads aimed at tweens. We know it isn’t “real”……

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Popular Advertising

by Julia Bluhm So you walk down a hall past bunches of kids racing to their next class. You bump into a bunch of Hollister sweatshirts and a couple of Abercrombie tank tops as the posse of “popular kids” parades in a storm of straightened hair and girly giggles. Then, you try to squeeze past…

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A Ballerina Talks Back

by Julia Bluhm Ballet. Ballerina. When you hear one of these words, here’s what you might picture: A little girl with her hair slicked back in a bun, wearing a light pink tutu, cute little pink slippers, a plastic tiara and a big smile from ear to ear. Or maybe if you’ve recently seen the…

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