Welcome to the 28th edition of YOUTH magazine where we're looking at the ever-shifting sands of global beauty standards through the lens of our ability to modify ourselves like never before. We've entered the era of The Great Aesthetic Intervention, where our given appearance is a first offering and a vast array of modifications, enhancements, age-defiers, and "tweakments" grant us the opportunity to make changes if we so choose. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? YOUTH has its opinions and we weren't afraid to share them.
From Filter to Filler sees Niamh Martin take a look at what influence social media has had on the trends that are being observed in cosmetic aesthetic practices. In Mediaesthetics, Aimee Doyle examines the role the media has to play in the onset of this new era, Ellen Corrigan's The Sizes of the Centuries charts society's changing preferences of the physical form, and finally, our editorial offers Nora Costigan's fresh take on the concept of aesthetic intervention, and what it means for the people who opt to tread down its needly path!
Whether you're a fan of a nip/tuck, or you'd be more inclined to skip/duck, this edition of YOUTH will definitely have some opinions you'll have opinions about. So, grab your scalpel, slice it open and enjoy!
The YOUTH team