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“Photoshop In Real Life” Is Exactly As Troubling As It Sounds

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There’s no such thing as “too perfect” in the age of Photoshop. Reconstruct eyes, mouths, noses, cheekbones, entire faces? Turn real, blemished human skin into smooth sculpted porcelain? Make full thighs slender, small breasts large, protruding bellies flat? Well, if you can do it, then why not? We’re so accustomed to the image of widespread flawlessness that permeates our pop culture-consumed social climate that our own physical errs seem, frankly, unnatural. If we could apply digital image-altering tools to our flesh-and-bone beings, would we ― and how? “Photoshop in Real Life,” a photo series by Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi, uses satire to explore the darker implications of vanity insofar as we vie to alter ourselves to meet unattainable standards. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump, and more of Flora’s work at her Facebook page. [PetaPixel] Keep reading »

Even Kate Moss Gets Thoroughly Photoshopped Sometimes

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Is nothing sacred? Not even Kate Moss is safe from unrepentant abuse at the hand of the blur tool, and she was practically born of God’s holiest vision. Chilean fashion line Basement, which Moss is apparently the face of, took it upon themselves to be like, “Let’s just put her eyes a little farther over here, and, oh, why don’t we take out the skin and replace it with plastic. Shiny plastic. There, that’s perfect.” Even The Sun thinks this just might be the most airbrushed photoshoot of all time, and you know if The Sun says it, it must be true. [AdWeek]

“Bra-Burning Feminist” Romola Garai Talks Body Image

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“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. It’s partly because fashion, film and television have become so interdependent. Increasingly, it’s actresses doing the big fashion advertising campaigns and now there’s no distinction between actresses and models. There’s no way I could ring up a company that was lending me a red carpet dress and say, ‘Do you have it in a 10?’ Because all the press samples are an eight —I would say a small eight. If you want the profile, you have to lose the weight. … It’s difficult because if I refuse to do any magazines at all, my work, I think, would suffer in a very immediate way. But when I appear in these magazines, I know I’m being ‘trimmed’. I’m being airbrushed a lot. And I know that people are accepting those images and are under the impression that that is really how my body looks, that I’m hairless and sexless and weigh 90 lbs. That really worries me. And I really don’t know what to do except talk about it.”

– Romola Garai plays a pioneering woman in journalism on the kickass BBC drama “The Hour” and it turns out she’s just as rad in real life. I find it fascinating that she’s aware she’s being airbrushed in magazines and feels guilty about women who look at her and think it’s the real deal. Photoshop is not going anywhere, so we all have to make peace with it somehow; it should not be too much to ask that Photoshop does not change the fundamental way we look. If I were a celebrity, I feel like I’d be okay with having a zit airbrushed off or something. But 20 lbs? That’s a bit much. [Telegraph UK]

Photoshop Fail: Asos Model Is Waisting Away

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Lucky magazine apologized for airbrushing Britney too much. Read More »
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The other day I was looking for a cute little skater dress, and came across this little leaf print number. Cute, right? Only problem? It appears the model is missing a significant portion of her waist. Where did it go? [Asos]

Lucky Apologizes For Overly Airbrushed Britney Spears Cover

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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 X-Factor judge Britney Spears. Readers took to Twitter to complain that the cover image looked unnatural and overly Photoshopped. They accused the mag of putting a wig on Britney, and retouching her face beyond recognition.

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Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

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I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.” It’s ridiculous! But if there’s one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it’s in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously supposed to look at an ad and say, “Wow, that foundation looks great, I want to try it,” when the model has not only been subjected to hours of professional hair and makeup but has also been Photoshopped to the point of no recognizable human features? Keep reading »

This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

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  • The latest Disney star to come under fire isn’t Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it’s Minnie Mouse, who’s stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year’s Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) [Change.org]
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime: designing clothes for teens and tweens… in Canada! Yay! [Gossip Cop]
  • Feeling a lack of jewelry lust in your life today? These Chanel baubles are the ultimate aphrodisiac. [Refinery29]
  • To celebrate its 40th anniversary in November, W has released four special covers, each a tribute to one decade in the publication’s history, featuring Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley. [Examiner] Keep reading »

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 guess I could start a diet” as I shove another Oreo into my face because YOLO. I mean it’s obvious that all of the pictures have been highly edited to sell whatever product they happen to be advertising, but edited pictures still don’t make a girl feel great. Recently, however, Victoria’s Secret has come under some media scrutiny for heavily manipulating their pictures. Right? Like, they really need to edit those girls – they already look like Barbie dolls. But they do use Photoshop, and a they use it a lot. Erin Heatherton, Victoria’s Secret Model, thinks there’s nothing wrong with adding heavy Photoshop effects to pictures. She thinks it’s about adding “fantasy” to the image.

I was surprised, I guess, to find someone so readily willing to accept that their picture had been drastically altered. I feel like if I were a celebrity and was so excited to pose for like Rolling Stone or Cosmo or something and then saw a picture that was clearly edited, I would feel like I wasn’t good enough. I mean Erin the Victoria’s Secret model is gorgeous, right? Is it really necessary to make her skin tanner, her cleavage more prominent, her abs more defined? How close to perfect are we trying to make these people? Read more…

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 thighs, arms and tummies or to lighten skin. But in a photo of Karlie Kloss for Numéro magazine, we see another side of airbrushing — one that gets rid of the model’s deeply protruding ribs. The original image (left) is so jarring that to see the airbrushed image (right) is a literal shock.

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Photoshop Disaster: Have You Seen My Labia?

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 »

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