As part of the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign, they devised a clever way to sneak the message directly into the hands of those who can change our retouching culture. In case you can’t watch the video, Dove used a popular Photoshop plugin site to put up their free “Beautify” plugin that appeared to make the model’s skin glow. Instead what it did was undo all the photoshopping done to revert the image to the original and add the message “Don’t manipulate our image of real beauty”. What do you think of this campaign?
Once upon a time, I loved reading magazines. OK, it was not that long ago, maybe 6 months ago. I had to stop buying them because I needed to save every single cent I had for my trip to America. I was very upset by this as reading a magazine with a row (ok, maybe 2) of dairy milk in hand and ignoring everything and everyone around me was one of my favourite past-times. To clarify: I rarely purchased the weekly rags, just Madison, Shop Til You Drop, Marie Claire and Good Reading (I still get this one). Oh, and [...]
Hello, bonjour, guten tag, konnichiwa and welcome to Monique’s Celeb Top 5. It’s been a busy week in Hollywood, as is usually the case when there are so many people’s lives happening simultaneously. For those who love celebrity baby photos, I’ve got a few for you this week (and don’t worry, there is only one paparazzi photo!) as well as exciting news about an upcoming musical along with possibly the worst Photoshop job ever! If you want some more detailed celeb goss, head on over to “the musings of monique” to check out “the low down according to mon“. Now to [...]
This picture was released this week to promote the swimwear line from the Kardashian Collection on the Bruno Schiavi Facebook page. Yes, it’s the Kardashians, again. They’re in swimwear. Cue eye rolling and exasperated sighs. Apart from the obvious photoshopping (perfect skin, hair, Kim’s hips noticeably slimmed), two things stood out to me. Firstly, why is Khloe Kardashian Odom always covered up? Is it because they think she is the “fat one”? Every picture I see promoting this clothing line has her more covered up than the other two and I find it really offensive. This “cover up” is also evident in [...]