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If you put Katy Perry’s face on Paula Deen’s head, it still looks pretty much just like Paula Deen. This shouldn’t be able to happen.
Oh, wow — via Amanda MarcotteÂ on Pinterest, this amazing photo project from artist Danny Evans that re-imagines celebrities as ordinary folk without the $$$ or imperative to look fabulous. It’s a good reminder that the concept of “natural beauty” really is a fraud. And with the wrong kind of diet, a lack of access to Pilates classes, less stylish hair and theÂ absence of aÂ $141,037 year beauty budget, who knows? Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow may very well have turned out Evans imagines them — which is, to put it in celebrity media speak, just like us!. More
Nigella Lawson is a beautiful celebrity who eats openly and isn’t a size zero. (And when her weight fluctuates or she wears black, she doesn’t jump on the opportunity to sell us all on a crazy Nigella Lawson diet.) She’s already an entertainment industry renegade. But the so-called “Queen of Food Porn” gets points for more than just being somewhat normal: She actually stood up for herself when ABC wanted to photoshop her stomach off in posters for her new show, “The Taste.” More
Oops, it looks like photo editors overdid it again with the Britney Spears photoshop, this time on the cover of Lucky magazine’s December issue. The singer and X-Factor judge has been outspoken about how photoshop has been used to alter her body and face in ads before, so we’re kind of surprised that the magazine was so heavy-handed with their treatment of her, well, everything. Fans are in uproar over her face, hair, body…you name it; it looks fake. Check out the photos Lucky released earlier this week: More
There’s been a lot of harping about the problem with Photoshop lately–most notably, that excessive retouching has made it nearly impossible for women to feel good about their own porous, flawed, dimpled, freckled selves. But according to one actual photo retoucher who spoke with Buzzfeed, Photoshopping is just as prevalent as you think, and it’s one of many ways that art directors and advertisers create the impossible standard of beauty that women struggle not to compete with. More
Sometimes kids know more than we do. In a recent interview with Racked, 16-year-old Tavi Gevinson, the superstar teen who started her own fashion blog, Rookie, for “real” girls with “real” bodies, finally pinpointed exactly how Seventeen magazine contributes to a world of negative body image–and it’s not just the photoshopping, like you might think. More
This week, several websites took note of a particularly terrible Photoshop atrocity, in the form of this apparently organ-shrinking Vera Wang bridesmaid gown available fromÂ David’s Bridal. But that specific image is just the tip of the unfortunate iceberg; on the sites for both David’s Bridal and Vera Wang, many of the models are rail-thin teenagers, who have then been additionally digitally altered to the extreme. Because that’s what bridesmaids need. Another reason to feel bad about their bodies. More
Say what you will about how awkward it is that Kris Jenner gifted her son a naked photo of herself for his 25th birthdayâ€”I’m just happy there’s a naked, pregnant photo floating around the internet that hasn’t been photoshopped to death. More
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Adele looks great on the cover of Vogue‘s March issue. But she pretty much always looks gorgeous to me, which is why I just really wish that Vogue would let me see her chin… and her real body, while they’re at it. Some are giving Anna Wintour props for “showing more than just a close-up of her face” on the cover, and marveling at how it looks like Adele lost weight. I’m sorry, but no: She just got a body and face by photoshop which, given how much pride she takes in how she looks, I’m guessing she didn’t really want. And if you’re listening, Vogue, neither do I. More
Yesterday, the U.K. Advertising Authority said beauty company L’Oreal must pull two magazines ads, one featuring Julia Roberts and the other with model Christy Turlington. Usually when you hear complaints about photoshopped ads and images, the gripes have to do with folks artificially slimming stars downâ€”tummies tucked, cellulite removed, a little fat shaved off the arms. The most recent retouching debacle, though, involves wrinklesâ€”or, more specifically, the lack thereof.
By this point, we all know (at least intellectually) that many of the images we see in magazines and advertisements are airbrushed and photoshopped to make starlets and models look like anything but you and me (no matter how good you and me look!). But it’s hard to remember this sometimes, when you’re looking at the latest gorgeous photo shoot with Mila Kunis or Sarah Jessica Parker or some Eastern European runway model with a 14-inch waist. For that reason, we never tire of seeing the ‘before’ shots of these touched up photos. So let’s take a look at some of the waist-nipping, thigh-shaving, skin-smoothing shenanigans, found everywhere from magazines to billboards and even ads for hair dye. More
Check out this post from Jennifer Barton at Lemondrop.
Just asking — what’s wrong with women the way they’re made?
‘Cause if we see one more retouched image in which a beautiful woman is manipulated to look like a freak of nature for no reason whatsoever, we’re going to scream.
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido is the latest brand to use Photoshop for evil. In what appears to be an ad campaign (courtesy of blog Photoshop Disasters), a nude woman sits perched on a cliff, her head resting on her left knee. So far, so good.
London Fog? You effed up. It was a really good idea to choose Mad Men‘sÂ Christina Hendricks for your new print campaign. She looks good in everything, especially trench coats. She’s also widely celebrated for her womanly figure. In fact, we … More