The Alt Alternative

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By Rory Winston

Photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Eliana and Luisel Ramos, Ana Carolina Reston, Isabelle Caro: While the list of renowned models succumbing to anorexia has become all but too familiar, it wasn’t all that long ago when most of the media was oblivious to the damage elicited by the fashion industry in their celebration of a distorted ‘ideal body’ at any cost.

JAMES WHITESIDE ABT’S PRIMO BALLERINO

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By Isaiah Negron

Produced by Joe Alexander

American Ballet Theatre principaldancer and pop star James Whiteside is making his mark both on and off the ABT stage. Performing since age nine in his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut, Whiteside began his training at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre and went on to continue at the Virginia School of the Arts under the direction of Petrus Bossman and David Keener.

Summer Hair Tips with Ryan Darius

By  Hillary Latos

Hairstylist to the stars, Ryan Darius is known for his dynamic approach to styling hair. With his vivacious personality and innate talents as a hairstyling guru, he’s quickly become the go to personality for hair care advice on national talk shows, and has styled editorial features and commercials and currently stars in the Logo TV’s hit reality show, The A List. Here we ask Ryan for the latest trends in haircuts and color, and tips on how to get the beachy look without damaging your hair.040714107

In Bed with Pop

By Rory Winston

Photos by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

As the mellifluous voice of Ariana DiLorenzo nonchalantly scampers across the unmistakably jagged line “Just because I’m in your bed doesn’t mean I’m yours”, one suspects that the identity of the culprit being addressed could as easily have been all of pop music as the lover alluded to in the song.04071497

Michele Gerber Klein Charles James… Beyond Fashion

By Isaiah Negron

This spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute introduced Charles James: Beyond Fashion, an exhibit showcasing the haute couture icon’s most illustrious creations. Fashion expert and art aficionado Michele Gerber Klein, who studied James’ work for years, comments, “He was a true original. Sometimes I imagine him as a mad scientist inventing these perfectly calibrated shapes,” she said with a laugh.

Janis & Carly Spindel

The Leading Mother-Daughter Matchmaking Team

By W. A. Muller

Janis and Carly Spindel, the leading mother-daughter matchmaking team, are uniting lonely hearts across the United States and Can­ada. The duo specializes in matching eligible men and women and now with daughter Carly’s efforts enhances Janis’ already pre-eminent matchmaking services making them relevant to young professionals and millennials in their twenties and thirties.