Beauty

Miss Vietnam 2014: When beauty standards are "westernized"

Article
Nhu Truong
08/01/2020
14 minutes to read

This article discusses the public image of Miss Vietnam 2014, an "abnormal" Miss by Vietnamese standards, who is still considered a successful celebrity by those more familiar with "Western" cultural values.

Beauty and digital culture

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Social media such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many others have become essential features of our everyday life. Beauty standards are now being constructed and enforced by influencers on a global scale.

VOGUE: Still Spreading Western Beauty Ideals?

Article
Tim Hankart
20/11/2019
10 minutes to read

Vogue has spread westernized beauty ideals across the world with their magazine covers in the past. In 2018 Vogue has shown that they are going in a different direction by including more diversity in their selection of cover models.

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Plastic surgery and the quest for the perfect selfie in South Korea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
26/11/2018
15 minutes to read

Plastic surgeries changed the world. In this article, we are going to talk about the measures taken to make an ordinary picture on your Instagram account “on point” and what some are willing to do in order to score those 10.000+ likes.

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
23/03/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.