An advert, which was condemned by magazine readers for featuring an 'unhealthily thin' model, has been banned in the UK.
The image, which appeared in Conde Nast Traveller magazine, was subject to criticism after readers deemed the woman's appearance unhealthy – an accusation which the magazine refuted, insisting the model was naturally slim and in proportion.
However, the magazine's sister publication, Glamour, acknowledged the complaints, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad would not be permitted to appear again in its current form.
Issuing a statement on the matter, the ASA confirmed: "We acknowledged that the ad was for a travel magazine and that its focus was not supposed to be on the model or her clothes, however, we considered that the model was the focal point of the image."
"Therefore, we concluded that the ad made the model look unhealthily thin and that the ad was irresponsible."
Conde Nast Publications have been advised to ensure that future ads are 'prepared responsibly'.
When you see the glitz and glam of other countries around the globe, it's hard to believe that Ireland could have something that's branded 'BEST IN THE WORLD'. (Sorry Ireland, we love you, but a lot of you is fields and sheep and cows).
However, the Ballyfin Demense in Co. Laois has been named the best hotel in the entire world.
Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards wrote: “If you’ve ever dreamed of summering at a country house, you couldn’t do much better than this stately, 20-room Georgian home.
“But the real highlight? Having a butler row you out on the lake before enjoying a sumptuous lunch at the picnic house."
Conde Nast did a poll in which 300,000 people voted and the Laois Demense came out on top.
Another two Irish hotels were also voted in the top ten; Waterford Castle came in seventh place and The Lodge in Ashford Castle came in ninth.
Ballyfin Demense scored a 99.11 rating in the poll, Waterford Castle scored 98.6 and The Lodge at Ashford Castle scored 98.38.
Have you been to any of these places?
Just yesterday, Victoria Beckham was welcomed to Condé Nast College in London to speak to students who wish to pursue a career in fashion and design.
During her visit, the businesswoman got the chance to try out a treadmill with a built-in-desk, allowing the user to kill two birds with one stone.
Of course, being the “Posh Spice” that she is, the fashion designer tried on the multipurpose tool with her trademark heels – how brave!
She then tweeted an image of herself on the machine and wrote:
“Every office should have one of these, work out and work at the same time!! Genius!!”
We would love to have a go on this machine – without our heels of course!