Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ann Taylor’s retoucher strikes again - Fashion Beauty on Shine

Logo of Adobe Photoshop.Logo of Adobe Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It's not only Ann Taylor's photo's that has been Photoshop but its been numerous other photos that have been touched-up in many magazines and that is were the problems is. It is with the falsehood of telling all the women and young girls out there that this is the way a women should be and putting on more pressure then there should be. We all have enough pressure as women enough we dont need this false message sent out to us and also telling the men ok here this is what a real women looks like. "Please get a reality check"

When in reality we are all different all shapes all sizes different colors and that is what makes this world so beautiful the fact that we have choices we dont need to be like an episode of the Twilight zone were this young lady turned (18) eighteen and had to choose between (2) two models of body type she had to be and she fought with all she had not to change but to be who she was and keep her self respect as an individual not as a clone.

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Wow we all wish we can have Photoshop in a cream to use for ourselves but reality is we dont and i know some of my won pictures have been touched up but not to the extreme that some have taken this touch to a crazy extreme when we start looking like more anime charters (unless done by makeup and not Photoshop) Its just crazy but i have to say that i am so proud of those models and actress who have lifted their voices against this craze and some have even chosen to do photo shots without the touch-up my hats off to you all...

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
Maya Angelou

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Ann Taylor’s retoucher strikes again - Fashion Beauty on Shine
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  1. retouching photos is just another art form. people should definitely be aware of it, but also know that it has been altered. absolutely no one has perfectly even skin and if everyone would stop plugging into the media they would be able to see that in real life people aren't photoshopped because they are REAL. I would get extremely depressed myself if all the world's magazine's depicted famous people drawn in the style of Picasso.

  2. It doesn't bother me so much because I know it's fake. I go out everyday and see people as humans, not images. Sure, some people you look at first glance and think they are not a good candidate for the cover of a major magazine, but once you get to know them they are more than worthy to be on the cover. And vice versa. Personality goes a long way and the truth is- no matter what someone out there is going to get offended. My kids are young and they know the people have been altered in nearly every magazine and have wonderful stylists and photographers. I don't think being overweight should be promoted because it's not healthy, just as being too thin is unhealthy. Studies have shown, since before the age of photo retouching, studies have proven that there are definite mathematical factors when "judging" a person's beauty. But then, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some people have medical conditions and take medication that prevent them from losing/gaining weight. But those who are purely vain or too lazy to be proactive about their weight issues shouldn't constantly be told they are physically attractive, that further drives the problem. St. Augustine- "Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."