Monday, June 8, 2009

Fashion Phobias

Here's a little something for More Magazine's article, "Lets Ban Fashion Phobias". The illustration coveys one of fashion-related condition.. "The Upper arm fear".

I don't have a problem with my arms. But if I were to nominate someone who should be concerned about this particular part of their body... it would be me. I'm quite active so my right arm is noticeably larger than my left.

Karen Von Hahn, author of the article discusses women’s fears about their body imperfections and their self-imposed fashion restrictions due to these fears. It’s a missed opportunity because if done right, fashion can accentuate our feminine attributes. Not to mention, hide our little imperfections.

I’m not a big spender, but I love shopping! And I say we listen to Karen and let go of our fashion phobias :)

Here were some of my initial concepts.



And the final illustration.