Photoshopping: when too far has gone far enough

Now I promised you all a fashion blog, and I don’t plan on straying from that promise. But I also feel the need to address the unspoken horrors that hide behind our Chanel bags and Dolce Vita dresses. If you have read my about me, you know I am big into women’s rights. It makes me so sick how the fashion industry has distorted our perception of how we are supposed to look. This image of Jennifer Lawrence, who I think has a fantastic body, really disturbed me, and thus inspired me to write this post.

From what I read, she was rather unhappy with the results of the editing. Imagine going into a photo-shoot and feeling great about how you look, and then seeing the end result – a photo that hardly resembles your natural form. It’s like being told that you are simply not good enough the way you are. Personally, I think she looks better before the editing. No, she is not stick thin. She is a real woman, with real curves, and she looks damn sexy. What gets me even more upset is that women of all ages see these images, images of women who do not even exist in reality, and make it their top priority to look just like them – to reach an unattainable goal of perfection. Unattainable because the image they strive to replicate was not made in nature, but on a computer screen. I highly suggest this short video. And please, don’t be afraid to speak up on these issues.

xoxo

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