Posts tagged "airbrushing"

Bloomingdale’s Has Just The Dress For Your Wonky Elbow!

Sometimes I think Jezebel is a little too anal in their war on Photoshop (for example, I disagree that Rolling Stone gave the women of “Mad Men” “brand new torsos”); however, sometimes the blog hunts down some truly gross examples of retouching gone wrong. Like this photo from Bloomingdales.com of a model wearing a Diane…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2010

Shizz-Talker Says Kimora Lee Simmons Fired From Baby Phat Over Airbrushing Costs

Kimora Lee Simmons has made it seem like her departure from her line, Baby Phat, is amicable, but gossips are blabbing to Page Six that Miss Thang was “unceremoniously dumped” for bad behavior. “Kimora was going over-budget. She’d pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear…

Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2010

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on AnnTaylor.com was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds later, the page re-boots and the skinny model has magically dropped 20 lbs. around her midsection. Some might say the image was airbrushed beyond looking…

Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jessica Biel And Her Magical Half-Airbrushed Leg

Photoshop Disasters notices someone at Glamour UK forgot to finish airbrushing Jessica Biel’s leg. [Photoshop Disasters]
Brazil, an ally of Iran, has offered asylum for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Although Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s sentence has since been downgraded to death by hanging, international human rights groups have…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2010

Quotable: Emily Blunt Talks Smack About Airbrushing

“I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?”– Emily Blunt would prefer you leave the fun house mirror retouching to yourself, please. Hopefully, Elle UK did for her September issue cover. [Daily Mail]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2010

Crystal Renn Says Her Uber-Skinny Photo Was Photoshopped

If you get caught Photoshopping a beautiful, healthy, full-figured woman to look like a twiglet, you should have one of your fingers chopped off. And I think supermodel Crystal Renn will agree: she told Glamour magazine she was “shocked” to see startling photos of her posing for a Fashion for Passion promotion, looking far, far…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2010

Lance Armstrong Is Not Happy With His Outside Magazine Cover

Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong is on the cover of the July issue of Outside, but he’s pissed about how the cover photo turned out. Why? Apparently, Outside staffers Photoshopped the text onto Armstrong’s plain blue T-shirt so it reads “38. BFD.” — a reference to his age not being a Big F**king Deal,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2010

British Department Store Bans Airbrushing

Debenhams, a department store in the U.K., has banned airbrushing in their upcoming swimsuit campaign. Pictures like the one above will appear in the store’s windows with marks at places where it might have been altered if airbrushing were involved. We think the model in the picture looks amazing as she is and it’s cool…

Lily Q / June 18, 2010

Britney: Before & After Airbrushing, Photoshop Madness

Seems like the visuals here just speak for themselves, but we’ll give you a little context: Apparently, Britney Spears wanted to reach out to her fans by releasing un-altered images from an old Candie’s fashion shoot. Uh huh. Raanndom, but we’ll take it! Public awareness of just how much goes into Photoshopping images for advertising…

Erin Flaherty / April 13, 2010

Breaking News From French Marie Claire: Unretouched Models Still Perfect!

Behold! The airbrush-free April issue of French Marie Claire. This magazine is hope for womankind, a symbol of the new age of realism and our society’s understanding that our ideal of perfection isn’t achievable in real life. Oh. Wait. It’s not. In fact, everyone in it still looks more or less flawless. After you get…

Lily Q / April 6, 2010

Quotable: Emily Blunt Says “No” To Airbrushing Diets

“I told him [the airbrusher] not to make me thinner. I hate when your legs are three times the length they actually are. It’s unfair to represent an image of yourself if it’s not true. They’re gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits i…

Wendy Atterberry / February 12, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian Gets The Deluxe OK! Photoshop Treatment

Another celeb has taken to Twitter in order to address outrageous magazine Photoshopping. But while Demi Moore fought against the claims that she was altered, Kourtney Kardashian is readily admitting that her body in real life does not match what appears on the cover of OK! magazine. And to make matters worse, in the race…

Bianca Posterli / January 25, 2010

The New York Times Distorts Image Of Christina Hendricks, Calls Her “Big”

The other day, we posted a poll on the best-dressed women at the Golden Globes. For those of you who haven’t checked it, Christina Hendricks, the redheaded siren of “Mad Men,” who dressed in a peach-colored Christian Siriano gown, is far and away the winner with over 22 percent of the votes. Cathy Horyn, a…

Wendy Atterberry / January 20, 2010

Demi Moore’s Wanted Perfume Ad Is Airbrushed As All Get-Out

Pity the fool who had to airbrush the hell out of Demi Moore’s ad for her new perfume, Wanted. Demi, honey, you’re a beautiful woman—you don’t need every wrinkle or pore on our face be to Photoshopped within an inch of your life. Remember all that Photoshopping drama with your W magazine cover? Embrace being…

Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010

Clean & Clear Ad Banned For Using Makeup In “After” Photo

I had to laugh when I read about a recent ad for Johnson & Johnson’s Clean and Clear Spot Control Kit getting pulled from British television recently. When consumers complained that their skin didn’t look the actress’s in the commercial, Johnson & Johnson admitted that, get this, the actress was wearing makeup in the…

Wendy Atterberry / January 7, 2010

Sadie Frost Goes Naked Sans Airbrushing

We’ve loved Sadie Frost ever since she played the scene-stealing Lucy against Winona Ryder’s Mina in “Dracula,” but here in the States, we don’t hear much about the British actress, except when her name is associated with her ex, Jude Law, whom we’ve heard entirely altogether too much about. That’s why we were surprised to…

Erin Flaherty / January 5, 2010

Does Photoshop Retouching Really Deserve Its Bad Image?

Retouching is getting a very bad name in the media these days, and photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino is fighting back against a possible law in France that would require any Photoshop image to clearly mention its changes via a warning label. While instances of bad airbrushing and tampering have become extremely apparent as of late, he’…

Bianca Posterli / November 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Ralph Lauren Model Loses Stomach In Tragic Airbrushing Accident

Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton has a stomach, really she does! Don’t let this airbrushed-to-sh*t Ralph Lauren ad on the left fool you. [Daily Mail]—At least the company apologized, sort of. A spokesman for Ralph Lauren said “we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a…

Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2009

French Women Don’t Get Fat! Politicians In France Propose Airbrush Warnings

You believed French women looked gorgeous naturally, didn’t you? Quel suprise! Airbrushing is causing unrealistic body images and encouraging eating disorders, said a French politician on Monday as she proposed warning labels on digitally enhanced images. Parlimentarian Valerie Boyer and 50 other French politicians want a “health warning” on airbrushed pics. All enhanced photos would…

Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2009