the real bodies manifesto

Our fashionable friends at the amazing style collective Retrofit Republic just launched the Lookbook Video for The Real Bodies Manifesto, their collaboration with our other good friends at Thick Dumpling Skin. Their goal was to show real people with real bodies, and expand meaningful representations for our community. Check it out:

Some more info on the project:
Perfectly Imperfect

As a styling firm, we look at bodies all day and we hear and see it all. Clients ask us to conceal their imperfections, slim their body shape, and most surprising, they apologize. They apologize for their stretch marks, scars, stomachs, chest, and for the very qualities that make them uniquely who they are.

Signature style is about embracing and highlighting your body with expressive color, texture, lines, shape, and confidence. Confidence, above all, being the most important.

Life truly is too short for unfounded apologizes and battling our bodies. Real people, put simply, have real bodies. And that realization and philosophy is certainly worth celebrating. Enjoy the video and we hope you can spread the word.

To you- our inspiration,
Jenny, Daniel, & Julia
They've also launched an accompanying Real Bodies Manifesto contest, where you'll have the chance to win a photoshoot styled by Retrofit Republic and a year's subscriptions Audrey Magazine and Hyphen. Here's how to enter:

1. Like both Retrofit Republic & Thick Dumpling Skin's Facebook pages.


2. Share Retrofit Republic's The Real Bodies Manifesto facebook post & when you share, answer "My Body is..." in your status and also mention, "The Official Contest Rules are on Retrofit Republic's facebook wall."

3. Winner will be randomly selected & announced Monday, September 3rd, 2012 on Retrofit Republic's facebook wall.

Thank you for spreading the love & good luck.
What a great project. For further information about The Real Bodies Manifesto, check out the websites of Retrofit Republic and Thick Dumpling Skin.

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