Yesterday morning, I woke up and before getting out of bed, I checked my email on my iPhone and opened up one of the 10 million sale alerts I get from various brands. This one was for Aerie, a sub-brand of American Eagle Outfitters that I love for their affordable bras and undies. The deal was for one of their style of bras, but I was far more interested in the panties the model was wearing, because they were sheer enough in the crotch to reveal a whole lot of vagina. Whoa, visible vagina in my inbox, I thought. Or there should have been. I pinched and zoomed in. What the hell has happened to her vag? Keep reading »
Photoshop is usually used as a weapon of mass destruction on perfectly lovely and natural photographs of female stars — but even men have not escaped the wrath of an overeager art department dork with a mouse! Just look at poor Adam Levine in Vogue Russia! Either he had a few ribs removed or Photoshop is to blame for that waist. Keep clicking to see 12 other truly disastrous Photoshop fails inflicted upon male stars.
Poor model Candice Swanepoel can’t win. First she’s lambasted for being too skinny, and now some Photoshop genius has attempted to solve the problem by adding bulk to her in the shoulder area. It seems Swanepoel’s shoulders wouldn’t look so weird if a proper shadow had been added, but without, her arm just looks out of whack. [Photoshop Disasters] Keep reading »
This Danish Elle magazine cover model (the one on the right) seems to possess quite an amazing neck. Perhaps she’s one of those special giraffe girls, born with an especially long retractable spine. Or, more likely, she’s just been Photoshopped within an inch of her life. [Photoshop Disasters] Keep reading »
Take a close look at this picture. Notice something … amiss? Maybe a limb? We’re going to go out on one and say that this model was probably born with two, but Ann Taylor’s keen Photoshop wizards seem to have made it suddenly disappear. [PSD] Keep reading »
Something sure looks … off … about the August cover of Cosmopolitan. Cover girl Britney Spears’ head seems really, well, disconnected from the rest of her body, like a Barbie head that’s not quite attached. Chatter on the internet suggests that Britney’s face, at least, is from a recent head shot, but the body … well, that is BritBrit in ye olden days if you ask me. All of which suggests Cosmo didn’t actually conduct a new shoot with Britney for their cover. Whatever, someone in Cosmo‘s art department needs to take a refresher course in not making your cover star look like a bobblehead. Keep reading »
We’ve written about 15-year-old model Lindsey Wixson here before, and now her new ad campaign for Miu Miu, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, is floating its way around the fashion blogs. This shot in particular caught our eye. No doubt, Wixson is tall and skinny, but that leg? It looks either very, very skinny and very, very long, or it’s been weirdly tweaked by that magical body-morphing process known as Photoshop. These days, there’s a great deal of discussion over how thin is too thin in the modeling world, and why those in the magazine and advertising industries insist upon tweaking women’s bodies into unreal, unsightly proportions. It’s hard to tell if what’s going on here is a pair of coltish legs or a photo-manipulator gone wild. Either way, it looks … alien. Isn’t Wixson interesting-looking enough on her own? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Remember the controversy over Demi Moore’s W cover, in which it appeared that the magazine’s retouchers had photoshopped her hip to be thinner than her waist? Well, it turns out those bizarro proportions may actually belong to a real, live, breathing woman! The highly observant blogger behind Pop Culture Madness has noted that the body Demi’s head is on may actually belong to a model who wore the same dress in Balmain’s runway show.
“Check out what it appears to be 36 year old Anja Rubik’s superimposed body… scratch that – her body was attached to Demi Moore’s for the sake of a better cover image. You have to wonder, did Demi even wear the same Balmain dress?”
The image she presents as proof — Demi’s cover super-imposed over Rubik’s body — is startling. W claims that “nothing unusual” was done when retouching the cover image, but let’s face it: photoshopping the living hell out of images is par for the course these days. So what do you think? Shady or standard practice? [Pop Culture Madness] Keep reading »