Amanda Brown

About the Author

Amanda Brown is an ethical fashion curator, a natural beauty believer and a body image researcher. She is the owner and founder of Sweet Lupine, an online boutique on a mission to provide ethically made clothing and accessories to women while reminding them of their inherent beauty. Prior to launching Sweet Lupine, Amanda worked as a teacher, counselor, and researcher; she holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova University.

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Fashion’s Terrible Two and What I did about it

I have always loved fashion but I never saw it as a viable career industry because of what I perceived to be the fashion industry’s terrible two: 1) Unethical lines of production – and - 2) Unhealthy messages of consumption and body image that are often perpetuated by the industry. And yet, I loved fashion. And we all need fashion. We simply cannot walk around naked. And so by walking away from my desire to work in the fashion industry, I merely maintained a ... Read More

The missing piece in our conversation about Body Image

In recent months, the topic of body image has been a widely discussed media topic in response to two announcements: 1) Toy maker, Mattel’s debut of “curvy” Barbie, and 2) Ashley Graham, a plus size model, making the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition magazine. Mattel’s Barbie, classically known as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, ill -proportioned doll, will now be available in three body shapes: petite, curvy, and tall. Graham, an undeniably beautiful woman and a positive body-image activist, becomes ... Read More

Three Reasons Why Women Cannot Talk about Fashion without Talking About Body Image

Body Image Coversation For Women

It is impossible for women to talk about fashion without implicitly having a conversation about body image.  Body image is a multidimensional construct that includes psychological, sociological and physiological dimensions relative to our attitude toward our own body. Body image refers the way in which a person thinks and feels about his or her physical body. Stop for a moment and consider how you feel about your body and its various parts (your ... Read More

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