Laurie Toby Edison

Photographer

Archive for October, 2005

All That’s Best of Dark and Bright is in Her Aspect and Her Eyes

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Having written about Muslim and other dolls, we were especially grateful to Jill at Feministe for posting this link. The haute couture designers are French and the company is based in Abu Dhabi, where they have just opened their first store. We recommend looking at the following hot detail shots, which ostensibly show off the […]

A Saving Grace

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Laurie says: Being Monroe by Lauren on Feministe speaks to me beautifully and powerfully about our personal struggles with the hostile beauty myths.

CaliVera: Celebrating the Days of the Dead

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Laurie says: I went to the Oakland Museum last Sunday to see “CaliVera: Days of the Dead Altars Remixed” curated by Jaime Cortez. Jaime is an artist and cultural worker, who is a founding member of Corpus magazine, which just published a portfolio of nudes from Familiar Men with an essay by Debbie in their […]

Oh, You Beautiful Doll

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Dolls are in the news recently, particularly because American Girl, Inc., owned by Mattel and makers of the American Girl historical dolls, has come under very significant fire from Donald Wildmon’s right-wing American Family Association for teaming up with Girls, Inc. , an advocacy organization for young women which they claim is pro-choice. If you […]

You Too Can Wear Designer Fashions

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Big Fat Blog had a negative post about the Galliano show, and a commenter there came back with some interesting information. She found video of the show on the on the Vogue site. On that site, Galliano says that yes, the clothes will be available in the sizes from little people to big people, they’re […]

Sunday at the Museum

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Laurie says: I went to the Oakland Museum today to see the “CaliVera:Days of the Dead Remixed” exhibition curated by Jaime Cortez. It was original and fabulous and after I think about it for a day or so, I’ll be writing. While I was there I went to a Dorothea Lange exhibit. She’s one of […]

Live Nude Zombies

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Writer and fat activist Hanne Blank pointed people to this site, featuring a different take on nude women by French photographer Reynald Drouhin, whose work we were not familiar with. Here’s what Hanne has to say: … very illuminating about what real women’s bodies actually look like and what a difference clothing really does make. […]

Fat Dance that Fits

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Laurie says: The Big Moves sponsored dance concert “Bodies In Motion V: Five Years Running” was great. And the final dance “….the sum of its parts”, choreographed by Chris Black knocked me out. The piece was made for the physicality of fat women’s bodies and utilized the dancers’ strengths beautifully. The choreography was interestingly made […]

Don’t Cry for Me, Fashionista, Part II

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Some background from Laurie: My mother was a dress designer in the period when Paris actually made relatively wearable clothes and set the fashion tone for the parts of the world that cared. So I really appreciate fashion as art. Now, couturier clothes are made to sell perfumes and other products under the designers’ names, […]

Don ‘t Cry for Me, Fashionista

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

The last place we expected to find amazing work done with body image was the Paris high-fashion couturier runway shows. But designer John Galliano has proved us wrong. His models range from under four feet tall to over seven feet tall. The weight range is equally wide, with both fat men and fat women represented. […]


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