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Can Fashion Week Cause Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image?

Another Fashion Week has come and gone.  But could this bi-annual event have long-lasting negative effects on how average women view their bodies, or worse, plant the seed for an eating disorder?  How thin is too thin?/IBTimes The weight debate has raged on for years amongst fashion industry insiders, feminists and fashion spectators, and some designers have admirably refused to hire rail thin girls for their runway shows. In a bold step, Israel recently enacted a skinny-model ban and requires both female and male models working in the country to have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18.5. As reported by the IBTimes , that means a model who is six-feet tall must weigh at least 136.5 pounds and a model who is five-feet, eight inches must weigh at least 119 pounds. According to Stanford psychologist Dr. Megan Jones, also Chief Science Officer of Lantern — an innovative mobile tool that helps prevent the onset of eating disorders and other emotional health issues — many eat

Valentine's Day Treats for Your Sweet, Last Minute Gift Ideas

Champagne and chocolates are nice. But to help you think outside the heart-shaped box this Valentine's Day, here are a few unique sweet treats for you or your Valentine. Palais des Th├ęs Sweet tea sampler set ( $29) features five tubes of yummy whole-leaf tea including green, black, and rooibos   varieties with indulgent flavors such as chocolate and vanilla. Whether you're going on a romantic date or planning to paint the town red with your girlfriends, I Smell Great   (from $28) eau de parfum and scented water mist, soft body whip, reactive lush lip and hair fragrance will do exactly what the name suggests. You'll smell great thanks to playful scents like Candy Crush, Beach Babe, Wild Honey and Angel Cake. Nubian Heritage's  Patchouli & Buriti Collection   ($4.49-$12.99) includes bar soap, infused body butter and bath, body & massage oil.  The scent is s weet, spicy and uplifting to the senses.   Patchouli   essential oil is known in

Fashion Jewelry Spotlight: Bee Charming's Statement Pieces

Everything She Wants recently discovered the eclectic costume jewelry line Bee Charming .  We love the semi-precious beaded bracelets with inspirational phrases like "Power and Integrity" and “Self Esteem” attached on a gold-plated tassel.  Bee Charming's inspiration bracelets. Founded by jewelry designer Lisa Snitkoff in 2001, Bee Charming’s trendy aesthetic was inspired by her “love of fashion, vintage jewelry and the beauty of different cultures--bringing all of that into today's style.” The New York City-based line also features braided and woven statement necklaces, vintage friendship bracelets, semi-precious stone Buddha bracelets, and kitschy handcuff necklaces and bracelets that open and close (perfect for a playful Valentine’s Day). Bee Charming is available online  and in select catalogs and U.S. boutiques.