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  • Anorexia - 1,543 words
    Anorexia It would seem today that eating disorders are on the rise. While this may be true, the numbers may appear to grow only because more cases are being brought out into the open. One interpretation of an eating disorder is termed as a relationship between the person and food that appears abnormal. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most prevalent eating disorder diseases. The word Anorexia itself means, "lack of appetite," and as for the definition of Anorexia, Anorexia is an all encompassing pursuit of thinness, occurring most often in adolescents and young adult women. This is accomplished by avoidance of eating by any means possible. The person affected by Anorexia has an absolutely terr ...
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  • Anorexia Nervosa - 1,600 words
    Anorexia Nervosa In American society women are given the message starting from a very young age that in order to be successful and happy, they must be thin. Eating disorders are on the rise, it is not surprising given the value which society places on being thin. Television and magazine advertising that show the image of glamorous and thin model are everywhere. Thousands of teenage girls are starving themselves daily in an effort to attain what the fashion industry considers to be the "ideal" figure. An average female model weighs 23% less than the recommended weight for a woman. Maintaining a weight 20% below your expected body weight fits the criteria for the emotional eating disorder know ...
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  • Apparel Industry - 1,207 words
    ... e trade events. There is also a trade magazine called the Apparel Industry Magazine, which can also be accessed on the Internet. The magazine presents updated information about technology, fashion, and business, on the apparel Industry, and their webpage also features a Virtual Apparel Trade show. The American Apparel Producer's Network (AAPN) also produces trade shows. LABOR UNIONS There are many labor unions associated with the apparel retail industry, such as the Fair Labor Association, the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, UNITE, an apparel's workers' union that represents apparel sewing employees with labor issues, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the National La ...
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  • At 17 Leslie Hornby Took Hold Of The World At 21 She Let It Go, She Was The Original Waif, A 60's Phenomenon A Superstar S - 1,274 words
    "At 17 Leslie Hornby took hold of the world. At 21 she let it go, she was the original waif, a 60's phenomenon a superstar. She was Twiggy" (Vogue). Leslie Hornby was the revolutionary woman who changed the idea of beauty in the eyes of the fashion industry and the entire world. Twiggy exemplified the androgynous mod look that swept America as it had Britain and much of Europe in the 1960's. She healthily maintained a 5 ft 6 1/2 inch 90 lb body. Based on her thin figure, a nickname of "Twiggy" was derived. Twiggy's popularity not only produced many people who tried to look like her but also drastically increased the hourly wages of models. She paved the way for current top models like Kate M ...
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  • Cause Of Eating Disorders - 885 words
    Cause Of Eating Disorders Cause of Eating Disorders In America, today we often hear of people who suffer from illness such as cancer, aids etc. what we often don't hear about is the illness that effects a lot of people each year that being eating disorders. Whenever I hear about eating disorders it remains me of one of my cousin who had suffered from anorexia. It all started when her family and acquaintances started to say that she was fat and chubby. In her family everyone is very slim and tall so her brothers started teasing and calling her fatty and used to say that she need to loose weight otherwise nobody will marry her or even wants to be with her. She used to worry so much about her w ...
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  • Dominicans In America - 1,484 words
    ... , a smoking cessation workshop and a Reike (healing method using hands) open house. There is also an exhibit space where women can display their paintings and pottery (Ruiz, p.53). Even though Dominican-Americans are making strides in trying to better their life, there are still many negative stereotypes that persist about them. Once such stereotype that seems to plague all people of color, is that their men are lazy and will not account for their children. Another being that Dominican-American women do not want to work, but only care to get money from the government with no efforts to better themselves. The most silly of these stereotypes is that Dominican-Americans refuse to learn to s ...
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  • Eating Disorders - 1,159 words
    Eating Disorders In America today, we often here of people who suffer daily from illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. What we don't often here about is the illness that takes away millions and millions of Americans each year, that being eating disorders(Understanding ... ). But, what does that term eating disorders mean. Think about it ... . Did your answer center around, food, weight or dieting? If so, then you understand something about the symptoms of an eating disorder. But if that's all you're thinking about, you may be unaware of the underlying causes of this disease. One of the biggest causes of this sometimes-fatal disease has to do with body image. The impact of a disturbance in body ...
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  • Eating Disorders - 1,091 words
    Eating Disorders It is not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase due to the value society places on being thin. In modern Western culture, women are given the message at a very young age that in order to be happy and successful, they must be thin. Every time you walk into a store you are surrounded by the images of emaciated models that appear on the front cover of fashion magazines. Women are constantly bombarded with advertisements catering to what is considered desirable. Thousands of women and girls are starving themselves this very minute trying to attain what the fashion industry considers to be the ideal waif-like figure. During this paper I will mainly be discussing th ...
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  • Eating Disorders And Media - 1,166 words
    Eating Disorders And Media It almost everywhere you look. Pictures running rapid on magazine covers, advertisements, billboards: everywhere. Standing in the line at the grocery store, flipping through a magazine, or just glancing at the advertisements on television. It is quite evident by looking at the emaciated pictures of young women and surprisingly men too, what the media considers as the "ideal" figure. This perception society has created, plays a major part in our countries obsession with thinness and extreme dieting. America's obsession with health and diets and the fashion industry and television exhibiting waif thin models as "sexy and voluptuous", gives a distorted notion sending ...
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  • Leslie Twiggy Hornby - 1,279 words
    Leslie 'Twiggy' Hornby Leslie 'Twiggy' Hornby "At 17 Leslie Hornby took hold of the world. At 21 she let it go, she was the original waif, a 60s phenomenon a superstar. She was Twiggy" (Vogue). Leslie Hornby was the revolutionary woman who changed the idea of beauty in the eyes of the fashion industry and the entire world. Twiggy exemplified the androgynous mod look that swept America as it had Britain and much of Europe in the 1960s. She healthily maintained a 5 ft 6 1/2 inch 90 lb body. Based on her thin figure, a nickname of "Twiggy" was derived. Twiggys popularity not only produced many people who tried to look like her but also drastically increased the hourly wages of models. She paved ...
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  • Miuccia Prada - 267 words
    Miuccia Prada Miuccia Prada Miuccia Prada was born in Italy in 1949. She was born into a family that had previously established a successful business. Prada was originally founded in 1913 and manufactured leather bags. Miuccia ?revolutionized the appearance? of her family?s products. She did not take the business over until 1978. ?Her first success was a black nylon backpack; later ones were handheld bags, of the same fabric.? The clothes she designs ?as supremely comfortable-nothing on the hanger but coming to life on the body.? Her personality is described as ?fussy.? Prada apparel ?avoid very loud clouring and easily appealing appearances. They are described as cool, comfortable, pure, gr ...
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  • Organizational Theory Applied To The Retail Industry - 1,229 words
    Organizational Theory Applied To The Retail Industry PART i Introduction Antonios, as it will be referred to for confidentiality purposes from here on in, is a retail shoe store that operates in Fredericton, N.B.. It is part of an open system. This company originated in Montreal, Quebec. The head office is now located there and retail outlets are located throughout Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. The market in which this company operates may be considered a division of the fashion industry. This industry is known for being highly competitive and dynamic. Also for obvious reasons many companies within it concern themselves with company image. This particular shoe company has be ...
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  • Organizational Theory Applied To The Retail Industry - 1,238 words
    ... rrived at the store. He did know how to sell, though most times customers were pushed into buying. John dressed very professionally and he was a very good looking man. He was very socialable and knew many people that came into the store. This is the reason he was hired in the first place but these skills alone do not make for an efficient manager. Also, the supervisor for the Atlantic region came for an inspection after I had been working for only one week. He meet individually with me while he was there to see if I had memorized the company policies, etc.,which all employees are to know and to find out a little bit about me. The first thing he proceeded to do was to look me up and down ...
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  • Plastic - 829 words
    Plastic Many individuals today have civilized bodies and barbarous souls. Many are blind to the real sights of this world and deaf to its voice. However, no matter how ignorant one may be, he or she cannot disregard the significance of plastics in his or her life. Although they were not recognized as such, many materials used centuries ago for clothing and elements of construction, were natural polymers based on starch and cellulose. Then, ever since Alexander Parkes concocted the first man-made plastic in 1862, people utilized plastics in everythingautomobiles, homes, entertainment, clothes, and even medicine. In addition to its many uses in everyday products, plastics can perform functions ...
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  • The Empire State Building - 1,170 words
    The Empire State Building The Empire State Building The granddaddy of all skyscrapers and now a National Historic Landmark, the Empire State Building (ESB), with its central Manhattan location, offers the best views of New York City. It is still one of the world's tallest buildings. This New York icon was completed in 1931. Its famous Art Deco spire, visible throughout much of New York, is immortalized in countless movies, including King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle. The Empire State Building is located in Manhattan at 350 Fifth Avenue, between Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Street. The building's splendor and lift, its very being remain a magical presence, a cynosure for the city's residen ...
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  • Visions Of Wwi - 2,673 words
    Visions Of W.W.I. Visions of WWI 1. Compare and contrast the fashions of the W.W.I. with the fashions of W.W.II a. What does hairstyle, length and width of skirts, jewelry, bathing suits, make-up, cigarette smoking, etc. indicate about W.W.I. and W.W.II: During W.W.I the Austrian wore the pike gray 1909 pattern tunic and trousers. They have three white stars on the collar which indicate Sergeants rank. Some have leather gaiters worn by mountain troops; others wore the ordinary trousers with the integral gaiter which fastened around the ankle with two buttons. Men and women wore tunics made of khaki serge flannel or cord. Most men, and some women, also wore leather cartridge pouches and a slo ...
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