Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nắng ấm bên hiên nhà

If you ask people to describe what they consider makes a woman beautiful, you're likely to get a lot of different answers. But if you look at the glossy fashion magazine pages, or check out Hollywood's big-screen movies, you'll be hard-pressed to find much variation on beauty that goes beyond young and thin.

"Many people define beauty very narrowly," says Dr. Nancy Etcoff, psychologist and the author of "Survival of the Prettiest: the Science of Beauty." She explains beauty as often defined "as a physical stereotype, as a woman who is tall, thin, young and blond."

Along comes the August issue of Vogue magazine to challenge at least one of those stereotypes. On the cover is 41-year-old former supermodel Linda Evangelista, and pregnant to boot. Inside the magazine, some of the other supermodels of her day -- 36-year-old Naomi Campbell and 37-year-old Christy Turlington.