Fashion takes a baby step in right direction

| Mar 29, 2014

Fashion takes a baby step in right direction

by Philip Brasor

The fashion industry has been criticized for promoting impossible body images by pressuring models, directly or indirectly, to remain as skinny as possible. Nevertheless, so-called plus-size models have become well-represented in the industry over the past 30 years. In the beginning, it was a ...

Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

| Jan 18, 2014

Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

by Philip Brasor

It’s no secret that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s most valuable public relations resource at the moment is his wife, Akie, whose candor contrasts vividly with the demure demeanor of most Japanese leaders’ wives. The weekly magazine Aera has suggested that Akie’s press ubiquity has ...