While the fashion industry may seem to be snoozing and slow to recognize that female beauty goes beyond the size zero, Instagram has become a haven for women who celebrate their real bodies. Besides gorgeous Kate Upton and Robyn Lawley who made history by being the first women with realistic curvaceous bodies to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, more and more new Marilyn Monroes are getting recognition and appreciation from both sexes. Here are some bombshells, who embrace their curves and change the face of the fashion world, you should definitely know.
Eye-catching. This is the word that describes 20-year-old model and Instagram star Sarah McDaniel in the best way possible. A genetic anomaly that results in differently colored irises – in Sarah’s case, yellow-brown and blue – turned out to be a genetic jackpot that helps the beauty stand out from the crowd. A feature that any aspiring model would die for.
Traditionally, decorative ceramic figurines represent kitsch beauty and serenity. Upon first glance, they are appropriate only for decorating your granny’s cabinet. British artist Jessica Harrison took an interest in these ceramic sculptures and reinvented the medium. She covered refined young women who resemble Jane Austen’s characters in neck-to-wrist sailor tattoos. As a result, her modified porcelain ladies appear slightly humorous, grotesque but undeniably fascinating.
Five years ago, Katie Johnson, a University of North Texas Communication Design senior at that time, decided to help kids maintain their sparkling imagination and show them many ways in which they could apply it in art. She started The Monster Project, a collaborative program aimed at giving kids more opportunities to use their creativity at school.
We’ve all heard of Bigfoot, Slenderman and Chupacabras, and over the years, these urban legends made blood run cold in our veins. Like most myths, these monsters may simply be fictions made up by scared-to-death people who might have confused a homeless person or a stray dog with a devilish monster. Human fears are usually based on our powerful imagination, aren’t they?
Seung-Hwan Oh, an experimental photographer and a microbiologist based in Seoul, once got fascinated by the fact that mold destroys film, badly stored in archives. This inspired him to deliver the idea of impermanence of matter in a disturbingly metaphorical way. The artist cultivated fungus and applied it to film before he put it into his camera and took portraits of his friends.
From tattoos, and body painting to scarification, and even UV-lamp sunburns, human skin can serve as a canvas for artists striving to achieve totally different goals. It seemed illogical and frankly impossible for human imagination to invent a new way to use the largest human organ for art’s sake, but artist Ariana Page Russell managed to do this.
The legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon has been recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the idea of constructing a building that incorporates lush greenery into its design has always excited architects since then. This is why it comes as no surprise that Switzerland – a country celebrated for its design traditions – is planning to build an over-100-meter-tall residential tower that would demonstrate the symbiosis of architecture and nature. Its façade will feature about 100 cedar trees, 6,000 shrubs, and 18,000 plants on projecting terraces.
Freckles have always been a debatable topic. Some people make fun of those who have speckled faces while others admire them and would love to have cute sun spots on their own faces. Haters might be simply jealous because everyone who has freckles stands out from the crowd, and it’s certainly one of the most distinct features that adds playfulness to your visage.
Although this extraordinary girl calls herself Grace Neutral, her looks leave no one indifferent. An angelic weirdo who turned herself into an alien princess, she causes people to freeze and stare with her other-worldly appearance.
The idea of living peacefully in nature while having a hi-tech roof over your head doesn’t seem like a sci-fi dream anymore. From now on, down-shifters and nature-lovers must be on cloud nine thanks to a solution that makes it possible to live in reasonable comfort both in Alaska and on the wild beach. An egg-shaped sensation designed by a Slovakian studio called Nice Architects marries compactness and energy efficiency, and offers literally off-the-grid and off-the-pipe dwelling in any location that lacks cozy or cheap accommodations.
Female bodybuilders. When somebody mentions them, who do you imagine? Someone with angular jaws, sunken eyes and bulging veins in the forehead? True. Female power-lifters typically look hyper masculine due to using steroids that not only build muscle but also boost testosterone production. No wonder that ‘man face’ is a term that describes facial features of women who do iron-pumping for a long time. Even certain male bodybuilders don’t hide their disdain for Ms. Olympias.
In the old days, a glimpse of a woman’s stocking was something shocking. Take a look at images that will definitely change your perspective of the past. Glamor Factory Girl How did spa procedures look back in the 1930s? Take a peek at this image. This is how Cleopatras of the Great Depression used to…
Myostatin. We won’t be surprised if you’ve never heard this word before, unless you have a knack for biology. Myostatin is a protein. A very important protein because it controls muscle cell growth. Actually, it inhibits muscle differentiation. Therefore, animals either lacking myostatin or treated with substances that block its activity have significantly more muscle…
Bruises are an inevitable part of life. Once we fall or bump against a table or a door, they remind us that we are mortal, and the material world can hurt. Painful and unsightly, bruises are considered as signs of bad luck and violence. As well as courage. This is why boys often boast of…