Some say French beauty Marion Cotillard looks tired and haggard without retouching on the cover of Vanity Fair, but I think she looks like a real beauty with a real sense of vulnerability. Peep the photos from her spread inside the mag and let us know what you think of Marion without the power of Photoshop. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
JACOB, a Canadian clothing brand, announced last week they are “committed to no longer alter the bodies of its models” in ad campaigns.
I don’t mean to knock JACOB, because they are at least making steps to be part of the solution. Keep reading »
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 Von Furstenberg dress which, apparently, is the height of fashion for women with bizarrely dislocated elbows. Yikes! [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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 in ads,” a source claims. But that’s not all! “It costs thousands of dollars to airbrush her because she’s a size 10. Plus, they spent a ton of money on body doubles. They would shoot another model in the clothes, and take Kimora’s head and put in on her body.” Wait, so they used body doubles and airbrushed her? That doesn’t make sense. Get your story straight! Also, not that I’m disagreeing Kimora is a hellion, but isn’t “she’s a size 10″ the most cliché way to dis/fat-shame a notoriously vain and self-absorbed ex-model? [New York Post] Keep reading »
UPDATE: So, the people who own the unretouched photos asked us to take them down, so we did, because we had to, but in the meantime, you can still see them here.
By now everyone knows that the photographs that appear in magazines are retouched, but sometimes it takes seeing an unretouched photo of one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars to realize just how much. Behold, outtakes from a photoshoot Jennifer Aniston did with Harper’s Bazaar UK in 2006. Okay, so the expression on her face is clearly mid-laugh or something, so it’s not really, um, attractive, but Jen looks like what, I dunno, I would look like after 10 hours in the sun with sand encrusted in my hair. What do you think? Do you think the retouching looks over the top? Are you surprised by the differences? [ONTD] Keep reading »
“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] Keep reading »
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding is going down this weekend, complete with its $15K porta-potties. And folks can’t stop talking about her wedding dress—will it be a Vera Wang or an Oscar de la Renta? Websites, magazines, and newspapers have been fighting about this for months, while the Clinton camp hasn’t let out a murmur on the issue. And apparently, Chelsea had appointments at the studios of both designers yesterday, which isn’t helping the speculation die down. The Daily Beast has a big article today about the debate and in it, they’ve pasted Chelsea’s head atop of gowns by both designers. But, uh, they totally made her into a bobblehead! Seriously, this is some bad Photoshopping. Couldn’t they have figured out the right head and body proportions not to make her look so skeletal? Are anyone’s arms really that thin? And do you care which designer’s dress she is wearing? Either way, I’m sure it will be gorgeous and uber-pricey. [Daily Beast, PopEater] Keep reading »
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 skinnier than her size 10 or 12 plus-size model frame.
These pics were especially troubling given Renn’s hellacious bout with anorexia while trying to be a “straight size” model, which she described doing battle with in her recent memoir, Hungry. Rest assured, Renn has not re-developed her eating disorder. Instead, it’s just that Photoshop has struck again. Keep reading »
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, I guess? Anyway, Armstrong tweeted the following when he saw the magazine:
”Just saw the cover of the new Outside mag w/ yours truly on it. Nice photoshop on a plain t-shirt guys. That’s some lame bulls**t. #weak”
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