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Don't make Comparisons
. It's easy to make mistakes and make false assumptions when making comparisons, because we rarely have enough information in order to be accurate or honest. Research can easily be skewed, and our observations could easily fool us into seeing things differently than other people do. Mirroring.

It's your body, you need to learn how to love it so that you can be comfortable in your own skin, forever and always.

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Social Comparison Theory the belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains, and learn how to define the self.

Pairwise Comparison is any process of comparing entities in pairs to judge which of each entity is preferred, or has a greater amount of some quantitative property, or whether or not the two entities are identical. The method of pairwise comparison is used in the scientific study of preferences, attitudes, voting systems, social choice, public choice, and multiagent AI systems. In psychology literature, it is often referred to as paired comparison.

Reference is a relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object. The first object in this relation is said to refer to the second object. The second object, the one to which the first object refers, is called the referent of the first object.

Ratings - Superficial - Clothing - Makeup - Mirrors

What exactly are you looking at? The surface? Or what's causing the surface to look differently? Is it just your perception? Or is it something that is related to a cause and effect scenario that you can confirm? Like an injury, or something hereditary, or something that indicates a health problem? Don't ever assume that what you see is exactly what you're looking at. There are many layers, and once you define these layers, then can you avoid looking at yourself so narrowly, or so definitively. Stick with the facts, and skip the self-pity comparisons, there's no time to waste on that kind of bullshit anyway. Be a doctor, not a critic. This is your status, now go, we have a life to live.

Body Image is a person's perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body.

My Body Image (youtube)

Assumptions people make when looking at other people (info-graph)

Self Image is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quite resistant to change, that depicts not only details that are potentially available to objective investigation by others (height, weight, hair color, gender, I.Q. score, etc.), but also items that have been learned by that person about themself, either from personal experiences or by internalizing the judgments of others. A simple definition of a person's self-image is their answer to the question "What do you believe people think about you?". Self-image may consist of three types: Self-image resulting from how the individual sees themself. Self-image resulting from how others see the individual. Self-image resulting from how the individual perceives others see them.

How our Body can effect our Thinking

Human Physical Appearance is the outward phenotype or look of human beings. There are infinite variations in human phenotypes, though society reduces the variability to distinct categories. Physical appearance of humans, in particular those attributes which are regarded as important for physical attractiveness, are believed by anthropologists to significantly affect the development of personality and social relations. Humans are acutely sensitive to their physical appearance, some[who?] theorize for reasons of evolution. Some differences in human appearance are genetic, others are the result of age, lifestyle or disease, and many are the result of personal adornment.

Visual Appearance of objects is given by the way in which they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum of (incident white) light that are reflected or transmitted without being absorbed. Additional appearance attributes are based on the directional distribution of reflected (BRDF) or transmitted light (BTDF) described by attributes like glossy, shiny versus dull, matte, clear, turbid, distinct, etc.

Appearance (philosophy) to show, shine, appear, to be manifest or manifest itself, plural phenomena), is any thing which manifests itself. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as "things that appear" or "experiences" for a sentient being, or in principle may be so.

Beautiful is a personal perception that something is enjoyable and pleasing to look at and feel. When examining something closely, things are considered to be beautiful when they have good symmetry and also have very few flaws or imperfections. But even then, beauty is still measured by a persons level of knowledge, their experiences, and their personal tastes and values. Even when something beautiful is very popular or well liked by most people, beauty is still subjective, objective and a little mysterious. Delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration that creates a favorable judgment, which sounds like magic.

Blind People Describe Beauty (youtube)

Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Something that has pleasing qualities or symmetry.

Subjectivity are influences, informs, and biases that affect people's judgments about truth or reality.

Superficiality is the lack of thoroughness, depth of character, or serious thought. Shallowness in terms of affecting only surface layers of something. Objective.

Superficial is seeing something based only its surface and nothing else. A shallow understanding of something, like Racism.

Superficial Evidence - Law

"We are not perfect, but we are perfect in knowing that we are not."

Not being beautiful as you think you are is like having camouflage that helps to protect the true beauty that is within you and underneath the surface. It also protects you from people who would ignorantly exploit your beauty and give you unwarranted attention. Not being beautiful can also protect you from becoming vain or obsessed with your own beauty, or from using your beauty as an excuse to do things that you normally wouldn't do. It seems to be more beneficial not beautiful than it is to be beautiful. Unless you are highly educated enough to handle the vulnerabilities of being beautiful, you're better off not being beautiful. The same thing goes money or power, having too much can be bad. Balance.

You could say that my job is to make other people look good by being below average looking and a little displeasing, which also helps people to feel less insecure and less inadequate. I mean, how else would you know what good looking is if you had nothing to compare it to? So thank you very much, I'm glad to be of service. So what do you do?

Nothing is ugly, Ugly does not exist. Something that is pleasing to the eye does not mean that it is beautiful, and something that isn't pleasing to the eye does not mean that it is ugly, beautiful and ugly are just opinions, not facts or reality. But that doesn't mean that you can't improve something or make something look better. But that is still just a personal Preference and your Personal Perception

Perfectionism drives people to attempt to achieve an unattainable ideal, sometimes wasting valuable time and energy, while their adaptive perfectionism can sometimes motivate them to reach their goals. When perfectionists do not reach their goals, they often fall into depression. Perfectionist is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting high performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations.

Fussy is being overly obsessed with every detail that you never truly enjoy yourself. There's nothing wrong with wanting perfection, as long as it doesn't interfere with life. Some details are not that important to waste all that time and resources on.

Perfectionism and the Excessive desire to succeed and compete with others may have negative impact on youth psychological health. The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career take a toll on young people's mental health.

Control Freak describes an individual who attempts to undermine other people based on how one dictates how everything is done around them. The phrase was first used in the 1970s, an era when stress was laid on the principle of 'doing one's own thing' and letting others do the same.

Inferiority Complex is a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty about the self, and feelings of not measuring up to standards. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme asocial behavior. In modern literature, the preferred terminology is "lack of covert self-esteem". For many, it is developed through a combination of genetic personality characteristics and personal experiences.

Cortical Homunculus is a distorted representation of the human body, based on a neurological "map" of the areas and proportions of the brain dedicated to processing motor functions, or sensory functions, for different parts of the body.

Phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, phenology, behavior, and products of behavior (such as a bird's nest). A phenotype results from the expression of an organism's genes as well as the influence of environmental factors and the interactions between the two. When two or more clearly different phenotypes exist in the same population of a species, the species is called polymorph.

Philosophy - Art
Spatial Intelligence - Self-Smart
Attractions - Morality

Nothing is Perfect. Perfection is only a fantasy, and achievable only in our dreams. But even then, most Perfections are unnecessary and irrelevant. Perfection is more of a desired goal, not necessarily a reality that someone can achieve. So even a dream about perfection is not perfect. To be Functional, Practical and Healthy is as Perfect as Reality could ever get. So don't waste too much time Fantasizing about things that are unnecessary and irrelevant, especially when most dreams about perfection are Self-Centered and Delusional. There are much Better Dreams to Dream.

"Your life doesn't have to be perfect, your life just has to have value."

Understand how the Media Deceives and Warps Reality

"Being beautiful can be a distraction and be more harmful then good. And not being beautiful can a blessing in Disguise."

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see." —Confucius

DOCS: Superhuman - World's Smallest People (youtube, Nov 5, 2015, 48:36)

'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

Whether you feel that you look beautiful or ugly does not matter, because they are both dangerous perceptions. Being conceited has its dangers, and being self-degrading also has its dangers. We should all decide to make Beauty or Ugly only in reference to nature. We should stop using Beauty or ugly to describe a human, even if that human is yourself. It doesn't need to be a law, just a common courtesy and a collective acknowledgment that beauty or ugly are illogical terms to describe humans. We should not use words that separate humans or encourages prejudice that's based on appearance. We shall use from now on "You look better, you look good, you look the same, you don't look as good as you use to," because of a particular condition, and not related to old age or any other natural accruing human phenomenon. Try using these phrases.. Does that look better? Does that look the same? Does that look different? When we stop using words against ourselves, everyone will communicate more effectively, and not just to each other, but also to ourselves. Language is truly one of our greatest gifts, and one of our most powerful tools. But language comes with a huge responsibility. Everyone has to learn to fully understand the amazing abilities that language gives us, but we also have to learn about the dangers of language, especially when a person is not educated enough and lacks the skills and the vocabulary.

Use language to teach the importance of language
Embodied Cognition

There are many things in my life that I am not totally in control of. Even though I am getting better at controlling things in my life, I am still not in control of everything. I prioritize, but I have to learn how not to ignore things that still may be important. So I have to learn how to spend some more time on the lower priorities in my life, because they still may have significance. How many things do I need to be in control of in my life in order to feel that I am in control of my life? Without turning into a Control Freak or becoming a Perfectionist.

No need to feel Embarrassment or Shame, those Anxieties are to close to being Paranoid. Your Awareness should only relate to the facts, there is no such thing as perfect, and a beautiful mind is more powerful and more important then a beautiful body.

And you don't want to be over confident for that will just cause more problems and more dysfunction. And don't seek the approval of ignorant people who judge others superficially. And don't pay attention to others prejudice and the shallow remarks of ignorant people. And don't let others distract you from how important you are or let others cause you to forget how incredible you are, you are not measured by other peoples ignorance. You are better then that. So show them what a great person is all about, by either ignoring them, or by having a intelligent reply to their ignorance, like, "Your insecurity and your disrespect towards others saddens me, I pray that you overcome your ignorance so that you can see your potential instead of wasting it on superficial nonsense."

Body Shaming - Fat Shaming - Bullying - Assaults on Women

Your appearance and your image is irrelevant. If you feel that it is, then your conceitedness will rob you, and others, of what's really important, like family, friends, people and life. Worrying about how you look will waste time, energy and resources and disrespect the gift of life on the grandest scale. Your self reflection and self worth will be so distorted that you will cease to be human, and eventually become a self indulge reflection of an addict. Someone who's' more focused on how they look then what kind of person they are. So self-conscious that you will become unconscious of the world around you. You need to see the world free from judgment and experience the world honestly and openly, without the constant self reflecting paranoia that strips you of any humanity or decency that you have left in your self loathing soul. This goes beyond a false pride or an exaggerated sense of self-importance. People who are worried how others see them, are blind to who they really are, and they can never see people for who they really are. You will live in a self induced prison and at the same time be an insult to yourself. Not only will your relationships be shallow and meaningless, your relationship to the world will also be shallow and meaningless. When you let this go, you will experience life as if you were just born, a great awakening. You will become incredibly grateful that you have finally become relaxed enough to enjoy life and see life through eyes of empathy, sympathy and appreciation.

Appreciation is the understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something. Delicate discrimination (especially of esthetic values) An expression of gratitude. A favorable judgment.

Sympathy is sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish). A relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other. Compassion

Empathy is understanding and entering into another's feelings.

Quotes about Body Image

"Life is more about the gift, not the package that it comes in "

“What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”

"The most beautiful quality in a person is their brains, beauty will only take you so far."

"Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful."

"Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you."

"We may never be perfect, but we can get smarter."

"While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy."

“You may be married to a star, but that doesn't mean they'll treat you like one.”

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

“The ugliest thing in the world is a beautiful woman without the brains or courage to know that [beauty] is nothing more than an accident.”

“I know it's not the clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don't know where. I only know it isn't where women think.”

"I might not always have control how I look on the outside, but I certainly have more control of what happens on in the inside."

"Being pretty or hansom is more of a curse then it is a blessing, and not being pretty or hansom is more of a blessing then it is a curse, so I guess I just got lucky, again."

Life Quotes

When a women asks me "How do I look?" Of course I say great. But what I really want to say is "In reference to what? Compared to what? And what is the actual question?" Because I just don't want to be respectable, I also want to be accurate so that we can both learn something about each others self-image. So you're not just looking for encouragement, but something factual too. Does being pretty mean that you're more susceptible to being exploited and being abused? Does being pretty also mean that you're more likely to be undereducated, because education will seem unnecessary and irrelevant because your good looks seem to provide with everything that you want, but not everything that you need? Of course mostly everyone is vulnerable to these same problems, it's just seems that beauty carries its own added risk.

"Basing your attraction to someone just using superficial body dimensions is ignorant and narrow minded, that's just being biased, which mostly says that you know very little about humans, including yourself. You're allowing your inability to perceive and to understand get the best of you. Don't put ignorant limitations on your ability to learn, or stop you from knowing someone. Your intelligence is waiting for you, and so is the world."

I'm not Ugly, you are Awareness can work against you, especially when you're aware of the wrong things at the wrong time for the wrong reasons, which makes your awareness more of a hindrance then a benefit. If it wasn't for other people, how you see yourself wouldn't matter. Because it's not so much what you perceive yourself to be, it's more about what you think how other people perceive you to be. You shouldn't worry about what other people think, but there are times when you have to anticipate other peoples reactions to certain things, because those reactions could complicate things or make a particular situation uncomfortable or even risky. So you're not worrying about what other people think, you're mostly just being aware of the fact that other people do think, and most of the time people are not thinking about you, but you should be prepared if they do think about you for what ever reason.

Mirror Neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.

You Are Not Your Body: Janine Shepherd (youtube)

Nobody's Perfect (youtube)

Body Language - Society

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of Art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.

Physical Attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.

The Thin Ideal

Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much (video)

The What's Underneath Project: Melanie Gaydos (youtube)

Depersonalization Disorder feeling disconnected from one's body, feeling detached from one's own thoughts or emotions.


Somatoparaphrenia where one denies ownership of a limb or an entire side of one's body.

Body integrity identity disorder (BIID)

The Different Body Types of Athletes (photo)


Makeup are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne.

Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. Branches of specialty include hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, non permanent hair removal such as waxing and sugaring and permanent hair removal processes such as electrology and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

Be Careful of Toxic Cosmetics

Hazardous Chemicals in Cosmetics - Toxins in Products

Ingredients of Cosmetics come from a variety of sources but, unlike the ingredients of food, are often not considered by most consumers. Cosmetics often use vibrant colors that are derived from a wide variety of sources, ranging from crushed insects to rust.

Skin Deep
Cosmetics to Avoid
The Story of Cosmetics (2010)
Mink 3D Print Custom Makeup at Home

Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil), and some being synthetics. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne. Cosmetics applied to the face to enhance its appearance are often called make-up or makeup.

You can start making a cosmetic and start selling it the next day without any kind of permission from the FDA. Cosmetics industry is largely self-regulated, with no requirements for approval before going on the market. And once on the market, there are few systems in place to monitor the safety of personal care products. If you suspect that a product has resulted in an "adverse event," such as a rash, nausea, stress, or even death, you can report it to the manufacturer or tell the Food and Drug Administration. And while that might get you an apology and some coupons, there is no guarantee that your case will be investigated, or that a manufacturer will report it to the FDA.

How to Report a Cosmetic Related Complaint

Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and product complaint reports submitted to FDA for foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

How to Apply Makeup (youtube) - wikihow

Make-up Artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, filmmaking, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.

Eco-Friendly Organic Makeup

Herbal cosmetics in ancient India

Grow your own Cosmetics



Hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a hairdresser, a barber or a cosmetologist. Cleaning Hair

Hairstyle refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. Sometimes, this could also mean an editing of facial or body hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles. The oldest known depiction of hair braiding dates back about 30,000 years. In ancient civilizations, women's hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways.

Barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men’s and boys' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity.


Do clothes really make the man, or the woman? Do the clothes you wear change your body image?

Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific.

Eco Friendly Clothing (pollution and waste from clothes manufacturing)

Folk Costume or national costume or traditional garment, expresses an identity through costume, which is usually associated with a geographic area or a period of time in history. It can also indicate social, marital or religious status. If the costume is used to represent the culture or identity of a specific ethnic group, it is usually known as ethnic costume (also ethnic dress, ethnic wear, ethnic clothing, traditional ethnic wear or traditional ethnic garment). Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for traditional festivals and formal wear.

Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch. The term also was traditionally used to describe typical appropriate clothing for certain activities, such as riding costume, swimming costume, dance costume, and evening costume. Appropriate and acceptable costume is subject to changes in fashion and local Cultural norms.

is to pretend to be someone or something that you are not. Making a false outward show. Acting

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else (Mimesis - Mimic).

Disguise can be anything which conceals or changes a person's physical appearance, including a wig, glasses, makeup, costume or other items. Camouflage is a type of disguise for people, animals and objects. Hats, glasses, changes in hair style or wigs, plastic surgery, and make-up are also used.

Provocative Clothing - Halloween Costumes - Goth - Fetish Fashion - Punk Fashion

T-shirt is a style of unisex fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves. It normally has short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of a light, inexpensive fabric and are easy to clean. Unisex Clothing is clothing designed to be suitable for both sexes in order to make men and women look similar.

Sportswear or Active wear is clothing, including footwear, worn for sport or physical exercise. Sport-specific clothing is worn for most sports and physical exercise, for practical, comfort or safety reasons.

Layered Clothing is a term describing a way of dressing using many garments that are worn on top of each other. Some of the layers have different, largely non-overlapping, functions. Using more or fewer layers, or replacing one layer but not others, allows for flexible clothing to match the needs of each situation. Two thin layers can be warmer yet lighter than one thick layer, because the air trapped between layers serves as thermal insulation. Layered clothing is particularly relevant in cold climates, where clothing must at the same time transfer moisture, provide warmth, and protect from wind and rain. In a hot and dry climate, clothes have very different functional requirements: they must block the radiation from the Sun, and allow for sufficient air circulation. Therefore, layered clothing in the sense used in this article is largely irrelevant to hot and dry climates. The wicking layer moves the sweat from your body, th purpose of this is it will not freeze the sweat because it is getting absorbed by the other layers. Outdoor and sports wear manufacturers favor layered clothing because, among other reasons, it allows them to offer so-called "technical" or "functional" clothes which are optimized for the particular demands of a specific layer. Such clothes are often made of advanced synthetic materials, and can be expensive.

Personal Stylist is a person who typically advises individuals on, for example, new fashion trends, clothing styles, colours and make-up.

Wardrobe Stylist is a consultant who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Stylists are often part of a larger creative team assembled by the client, collaborating with the fashion designer, photographer/director, hair stylist and makeup artist to put together a particular look or theme for the specific project. A wardrobe stylist can also be referred to as a fashion stylist, fashion editor, or celebrity stylist. According to one view, "Stylists are the people who push each celebrity to make the best dressed list," and assist with editorial photo shoots.

Enclothed Cognition describes the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes. The symbolic meaning of the clothes and the physical experience of wearing them.

How Adaptive Clothing Empowers People with Disabilities: Mindy Scheier at TED@Tommy (video and text)
Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit: Walé Oyéjidé (video and text)

Embodied Cognition is the theory that many features of cognition, whether human or otherwise, are shaped by aspects of the entire body of the organism. The features of cognition include high level mental constructs (such as concepts and categories) and performance on various cognitive tasks (such as reasoning or judgment). The aspects of the body include the motor system, the perceptual system, bodily interactions with the environment (situatedness) and the assumptions about the world that are built into the structure of the organism. Embodied Cognition

Lifestyle Brand is a brand that attempts to embody the values, aspirations, interests, attitudes, or opinions of a group or a culture for marketing purposes. Lifestyle brands seek to inspire, guide, and motivate people, with the goal of their products contributing to the definition of the consumer's way of life. As such, they are closely associated with the advertising and other promotions used to gain mind share in their target market. They often operate off an ideology, hoping to attract a relatively high number of people and ultimately become a recognized social phenomenon. "With lifestyle clothing, associated does not necessarily mean that a particular message is intended or that a person represents a particular definition of that symbol. Never jump to conclusions or judge a book by its cover."

Brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Avoiding being generic or just a store brand, trying to be unique and special. Logo

Brand Awareness refers to the extent to which customers are able to recall or recognise a brand. Brand awareness is a key consideration in consumer behavior, advertising management, brand management and strategy development. The consumer's ability to recognise or recall a brand is central to purchasing decision-making. Purchasing cannot proceed unless a consumer is first aware of a product category and a brand within that category. Awareness does not necessarily mean that the consumer must be able to recall a specific brand name, but he or she must be able to recall sufficient distinguishing features for purchasing to proceed. For instance, if a consumer asks her friend to buy her some gum in a "blue pack", the friend would be expected to know which gum to buy, even though neither friend can recall the precise brand name at the time.

Visual Brand Language is the unique "alphabet" of design elements – such as shape, color, materials, finish, typography and composition – which directly and subliminally communicate a company's values and personality through compelling imagery and design style. This "alphabet", properly designed, results in an emotional connection between the brand and the consumer. Visual brand language is a key ingredient necessary to make an authentic and convincing brand strategy that can be applied uniquely and creatively in all forms of brand communications to both employees and customers. Successful Visual Brand Language creates a memorable experience for the consumer, encouraging repeat business and boosting the company's economic health. It is a long-term creative solution that can be leveraged by an executive team to showcase their brand's unique personality.

Brand Implementation brand implementation refers to the physical representation and consistent application of brand identity across visual and verbal media. In visual terms, this can include signage, uniforms, liveries, interior design and branded merchandise. Brand implementation encompasses facets of architecture, product design, industrial design, quantity surveying, engineering, procurement, project management and retail design.

Brand Management is the analysis and planning on how that brand is perceived in the market. Developing a good relationship with the target market is essential for brand management. Tangible elements of brand management include the product itself; look, price, the packaging, etc. The intangible elements are the experience that the consumer has had with the brand, and also the relationship that they have with that brand. A brand manager would oversee all aspects of the consumer's brand association as well as relationships with members of the supply chain.

Co-Branding is a marketing strategy that involves strategic alliance of multiple brand names jointly used on single product or service. Co-branding, also called brand partnership, is when two companies form an alliance to work together, creating marketing synergy.

Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders. Often, this involves radical changes to a brand's logo, name, legal names, image, marketing strategy, and advertising themes. Such changes typically aim to reposition the brand/company, occasionally to distance itself from negative connotations of the previous branding, or to move the brand upmarket; they may also communicate a new message a new board of directors wishes to communicate. Rebranding can be applied to new products, mature products, or even products still in development. The process can occur intentionally through a deliberate change in strategy or occur unintentionally from unplanned, emergent situations, such as a "Chapter 11 corporate restructuring," "union busting," or "bankruptcy." Rebranding can also refer to a change in a company/ corporate brand that may own several sub-brands for products or companies.

Improve Your Body Image (wikihow) 

10 Steps for a Positive Body Image

The Four in Hand Knot, How to tie a tie - Quick and Easy (youtube)
How To Tie a Tie: Half Windsor (youtube)
How to Tie a Tie and then slip it over your head (youtube)

Beauty Work

Glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality.

Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, Footwear, accessories, Makeup, body, or furniture.
Fashion Accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer's outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer's look.
Fashion Design is the art of application of Design and Aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.
Couture is the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client's specific requirements and measurements. Fashionable made-to-measure clothes. Creative Design
Tailor is a person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers.

Fashion Statement are the clothes you wear that are new or unusual and is meant to draw attention to you and show other people the type of person you are. Public Display

Sagging is a manner of wearing trousers or jeans which sag so that the top of the trousers or jeans are significantly below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underwear. Sagging is predominantly a male fashion. Women's wearing of low-rise jeans to reveal their G-string underwear (the "whale tail") is not generally described as sagging. A person wearing sagging trousers is sometimes called a "sagger", and in some countries this practice is known as "low-riding". It has become popular since the popularity of wearing brightly colored and patterned "boxer shorts. The style was popularized by skaters and hip-hop artists in the 1990s. It later became a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among some youths or a symbol of their rejection of the values of mainstream society. It is often claimed the style originated from the United States prison system where belts are sometimes prohibited and there can be a lack of appropriately sized clothing.

Dress Code are different rules and expectations being valid depending on circumstance and occasion. Clothes may indicate a person's gender, income, occupation and social class, political, ethnic and religious affiliation, attitude towards comfort, fashion, traditions, gender expression, marital status, sexual availability, and sexual orientation, etc. Clothes may also convey other social messages including the stating or claiming personal or cultural identity, the establishing, maintaining, or defying social group norms, and appreciating comfort and functionality. And clothes may say nothing at all about a person, especially when someone does not care what they look like as long as they are comfortable.

Uniform is a type of clothing worn by most members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity.

Objectifying Women (sex crimes)

Posing is to assume a Posture or certain Position as for Artistic purposes. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others. Acting.

Femininity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and women.

The Human Body (the insides are more important)

Media & The Distortion of Body Image (youtube)

Facade is generally one exterior side of a building, usually, but not always, the front. It is a foreign loan word from the French façade, which means "frontage" or "face".

Masculinity is a set of attributes, behaviors and roles generally associated with boys and men.

Does having good looks or nice clothes corrupt the mind the same way that power corrupts the mind?

Do the Clothes make the Man? You better hope not. If you need clothes to make you a man, then clothes are not going to help you be a man. If you're dressing to impress, then that's different, if others want to ignorantly judge by your looks and not your character, then that's their problem, just don't do judge yourself that way. You have to be a man of character no matter what you're wearing and no matter how you look. And don't pretend to be someone that you're not, unless you're an actor in a movie, because there's nothing worse than pretending to have good qualities. Just don't "be a man", be a "good man".

Why do people Act more freely when at a Masquerade? Could pretending that you're wearing a Mask give you the same effect? 

Mask: 1995 Film (wiki) - Video Clip (youtube)

Role Playing (acting) - Body Language - Good Posture

Rick Quidotti: From Stigma to Supermodel (video) 
Stigma (video)
Real Beauty Sketches (youtube)

Social Stigma (discrimination) - Prejudice

When comparing yourself to others you have to know why you're comparing yourself to others and know exactly what you're comparing? Most of the times you're not comparing, you're just insecure. So called ' Imperfections ' are truly a blessing in Disguise because Beauty, or just Perceived Beauty, can destroy a persons life and cause more problems then originally Perceived. 

"They say that Symmetry is a factor with good looks, but that's just math, a person is still more important then numbers."

"Don't let the way you look effect the way you see. To see yourself is one thing, looking at the world is another. If you're so focused on the way you look, you will miss most of everything else that you can see. Vision is a gift. If you truly want to see yourself than just close your eyes." 

"Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier."

Obsession is an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.

Fixation is a concept (in human psychology) that was originated by Sigmund Freud (1905) to denote the persistence of anachronistic sexual traits. The term subsequently came to denote object relationships with and attachments to people or things in general persisting from childhood into adult life.

Eating Disorders

Fame - Attention - Self-Centered - Conceited - Vanity - Narcissism

People Smart - Sexuality - Body Kinesthetic (body smart)

Beauty and the Beast - Joseph Merrick (Elephant Man)

Body Dysmorphia is a mental disorder characterized by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one's own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.

Confidence (not always a good thing)

Body Positive - Bold Her

Somatotype and Constitutional Psychology is to categorize the human physique according to the relative contribution of three fundamental elements, somatotypes, named after the three germ layers of embryonic development: the endoderm, (develops into the digestive tract), the mesoderm, (becomes muscle, heart and blood vessels), and the ectoderm (forms the skin and nervous system). His initial visual methodology has been discounted as subjective, but later formulaic variations of the methodology, developed by his original research assistant Barbara Heath, and later Lindsay Carter and Rob Rempel are still in academic use, Ectomorphic, Mesomorphic and Endomorphic Body Types.

Gymnophobia is a fear (phobia) of nudity.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition that affects perception. People experience size distortion such as micropsia, macropsia, pelopsia, or teleopsia. Size distortion may occur of other sensory modalities.

Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (self-recognition), is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

Rebirth (transition)

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Psychology Today

About-Face means a reversal of direction, attitude, or point of view. We equip women & girls with tools to understand & resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem & body image.

Be Nice to Yourself Most teens explore their sense of self by experimenting with different looks, different hair styles, different roles, new activities and different behaviors. But as we get older we usually just pick a style that is simple, practical and the easiest to manage. It is not so much about conforming, it's more about gaining knowledge and information about yourself and the world to the point where you just want to keep things simple so that you can easily navigate through life without being tied to a particular character. Of course our explorations continue, except now it's more about what we see in yourself and what we see in the world, and it's not so much anymore about what we see in the mirror, which was that Superficial image that we thought was so important, that has now taken a backseat to reality.



Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (youtube) - I like this song by Christina but I don't like the video, the video would have been better if she was just looking in the mirror and then walking in public then ending with the mirror scene, because most of words that we use to judge ourselves are our own. So when Christina says at the end of the song "Don't you bring me down today" she is actually talking to herself. "Don't let words bring you down, especially your own words."..

"Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy"

Linkin Park called 'Crawling' (youtube) - Another good song about self image.

This is your theme Song...from me to you, from you to me, from me to me, from you to you...
You Are So Beautiful, To Me (Sung by Ray Charles)
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Are So Beautiful (wiki)

Love Songs


What matters is how you see yourself So how do you see yourself? Does that reflect what you see in the Mirror? Does your Reflection match the same image that others see? Does it matter? Of course not. All that matters is how you see yourself within. If you don't like what you see in the mirror you should only look at your face for what it is, a Face. Is your face healthy? Does your face work? Of course you don't want to look like a slob, we're not saying dirty is OK, it's just not that important sometimes. Do what you can and just go with it.

Mirror is an object that reflects light in such a way that, for incident light in some range of wavelengths, the reflected light preserves many or most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light, called specular reflection. This is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected light, such as flat-white paint. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Curved Mirrors are also used, to produce magnified or diminished images or focus light or simply distort the reflected image. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself (where they are also called looking-glasses), for viewing the area behind and on the sides on motor vehicles while driving, for decoration, and architecture. Mirrors are also used in scientific apparatus such as telescopes and lasers, cameras, and industrial machinery. Most mirrors are designed for visible light; however, mirrors designed for other wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are also used.

Plane Mirror is a mirror with a flat (planar) reflective surface. For light rays striking a plane mirror, the angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence. The angle of incidence is the angle between the incident ray and the surface normal (an imaginary line perpendicular to the surface). Therefore, the angle of reflection is the angle between the reflected ray and the normal and a collimated beam of light does not spread out after reflection from a plane mirror, except for diffraction effects. A plane mirror makes an image of objects in front of it; these images appear to be behind the plane in which the mirror lies. A straight line drawn from part of an object to the corresponding part of its image makes a right angle with, and is bisected by, the surface of the plane mirror. The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual (meaning that the light rays do not actually come from the image), upright, and of the same shape and size as the object it is reflecting. A virtual image is a copy of an object formed at the location from which the light rays appear to come. However, the image is a laterally-inverted "mirror image" of the object. If a person is reflected in a plane mirror, the image of his right hand appears to be the left hand of the image. Plane mirrors are the only type of mirror for which a real object always produces an image that is virtual, erect and of the same size as the object. Virtual objects produce real images, however. The focal length of a plane mirror is infinity; its optical power is zero.

You Look Fine Mirror Image (in a plane mirror) is a reflected duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the mirror surface. As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water. It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures. Mirroring Behavior

Reflection (physics) is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated. Common examples include the reflection of light, sound and water waves. The law of reflection says that for specular reflection the angle at which the wave is incident on the surface equals the angle at which it is reflected. Mirrors exhibit specular reflection. In acoustics, reflection causes echoes and is used in sonar. In geology, it is important in the study of seismic waves. Reflection is observed with surface waves in bodies of water. Reflection is observed with many types of electromagnetic wave, besides visible light. Reflection of VHF and higher frequencies is important for radio transmission and for radar. Even hard X-rays and gamma rays can be reflected at shallow angles with special "grazing" mirrors.

Reflection (computer graphics) in computer graphics is used to emulate reflective objects like mirrors and shiny surfaces. Reflection Symmetry.

A Year without Mirrors: Student goes year without looking in the Mirror (youtube) - Kjerstin Gruys

A Month without a Mirror

The Mirror Lies (youtube)

What Do Strangers Think Of You? Why We Can't See Ourselves The Way Others Do (youtube)

Mere-Exposure Effect (Bias) - Observation Flaws

Non-Reversing Mirror is a mirror that presents its subject as it would be seen from the mirror. A non-reversing mirror can be made by connecting two regular mirrors at their edges at a 90 degree angle. If the join is positioned so that it is vertical, an observer looking into the angle will see a non-reversed image. This can be seen in public toilets when there are mirrors on two walls which are at right angles. Looking towards the corner, such an image is visible. The problem with this type of non-reversing mirror is that there is a big line down the middle interrupting the image. However, if first surface mirrors are used, and care is taken to set the angle to exactly 90 degrees, the join can be made invisible.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who's the Fairest of them All?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (wiki)

Falling in Love with your own Reflection. Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself and one's physical appearance and/or public perception.

Carly Simon - You're So Vain (youtube)

"One positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

The Thinker Man