Posts tagged "airbrushing"

ModCloth Vows Transparency On Photoshopping Its Models

This week, the retro fashion shopping site ModCloth made a public commitment to transparency in the media by signing a pledge let customers know if they Photoshop their models.

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying

What would Botticelli’s Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a whole…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

In Case You Are Wondering What Dita Von Teese Looks Like With A Spray Tan

Who would dare mess with the beauty that is Dita Von Teese? She doesn’t say, but she did share this picture on her Instagram account of herself extravagantly Photoshopped.

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2014 - 9:00 am

Lena Dunham’s Awesome Response To The Vogue Non-Controversy

“I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2014 - 9:00 am

Surprise! Vogue Didn’t Photoshop The Hell Out Of Lena Dunham After All

Yesterday, the lady blog Jezebel posted that they were willing to pay $10,000 for unretouched photos from Lena Dunham’s Vogue cover shoot, writing:
Our desire to see these images…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Is Your Toddler Wearing Enough Makeup In Photos?

Oh, hey, I didn’t think you felt uncomfortable enough this morning so I wanted to show you this:  “pageant glitz retouching” for little girls  for beauty pageants. Available on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 12:40 pm

True Story: A Photoshopping Site Stole My Selfie Off Instagram And Gave Me A “Makeover” [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 5:40p.m.: @photoshop_fantasy has issued an apology on their Instagram page, although it appears all the same images are still up :
Hello lovely followers! We want to apologize for…

Carrie Nelson | November 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, A Jane Austen Victorian Airbrushing Scandal!

Jane Austen is the newest face on Britain’s 10 pound note.  Yay feminism, right?  Well, hold your horses, sister suffragette, because now Austen’s biographer is howling about an airbrushing scandal.

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 11:20 am

Photoshop Of Horrors: Even Men Are Photoshopped Into Monsters Sometimes

It’s so common to see women on magazines Photoshopped into some kind of chitinous, spindly, segmented monster that we don’t always look twice unless something truly bizarre is going on…

The Gloss | October 29, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Debenhams, European Department Store, Won’t Airbrush Lingerie Models Anymore

Yesterday, Debenhams, a European department store, announced on Facebook that it is scaling back on airbrushing images of lingerie models, citing a “moral” imperative to portray women’s bodies more…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

19 Sexy Lingerie Models Whose Boobs Are Mysteriously Missing Nipples

It’s hard out there for a nipple. Or at least, it must be — that’s what we’ve got to assume based on the fact that so many lingerie models seem…

Julie Gerstein | February 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

“Bra-Burning Feminist” Romola Garai Talks Body Image

“My weight was a very big issue when I started. I was then — and am now — a very normal size 10. But that’s not acceptable. Everyone’s aware of it.

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 10:40 am

Lucky Apologizes For Overly Airbrushed Britney Spears Cover

There’s airbrushing and then there’s “who the hell is that on the cover of that magazine”? And that’s exactly the line Lucky magazine crossed with its December 2012 cover, featuring

Julie Gerstein | October 29, 2012 - 9:40 am

Erin Heatherton Approves Of Victoria’s Secret’s Photoshop Obsession

Scanning through magazines is always a really nice way to reduce my over-inflated ego. Typically there are pictures on pictures of beautiful, svelte women and I sit there like “Well…I…

College Candy | October 20, 2012 - 9:30 am

Numéro Magazine Airbrushes Out Karlie Kloss’ Protruding Ribs

Usually in advertising we see Photoshop used in ways that are objectionable for the statement they make about women’s body size and skin color: airbrushing is used to slim down…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Tavi Is Meh About “Seventeen”‘s No Photoshop Pledge

“I think it’s great that these girls are taking action. I don’t know, however, that Photoshop makes a huge difference with the kind of models they use, or that there…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2012 - 1:40 pm

“Seventeen” Promises To Stop Photoshopping Models

In response to a petition, Seventeen magazine has said it will no longer alter the body size or face shape of the models posing in its magazine. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 5:40 pm

23 Celebs Rocking Out In Bikinis (Sans Photoshop!)

I don’t know about you, but my bikini body doesn’t look anything like the ones on the cover of In Touch … unless we’re talking about one of those “Pregnant…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

Teen Activist Julia Bluhm Is Still Fighting Against Photoshop

A couple weeks ago we told you about an amazing 14-year-old activist named Julia Bluhm who wrote a petition to Seventeen magazine asking them to publish one unaltered photo spread…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm

12 Celeb Women Who’ve Suffered At The Hands Of Photoshop

The cover of a recent issue of LOOK magazine features Rihanna looking, well, a little wonky, no? That’s because the photo of the singer is an exceptionally poor composite, cut and pasted…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm
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