(Karlie Kloss in Real Life)
What would a week be without flipping through a V or a Vogue and not pulling at our tummy fat, holding onto hope that we too can be skinny, sexy and blemish free?! Though we know deep down that the models staring back at us aren’t so perfect, their clear complexions and size 2 waists allow us to say “Yah, that’s what perfect looks like” and push us to work our whole lives trying to get that fit. Those too-perfect looks may not be around for long, though, especially if bloggers have anything to do with it. In recent months, magazines have been railed against for continuing to publish photos that are so photoshopped that they don’t even resemble the model in the original frame. Blogs, like this one, have asked time and time again that larger magazines take heed in how much they doctor photos of top models or Hollywood celebrities. Some publications have responded, promising to do better, others have just turned a blind eye.
(Karlie Kloss In Numéro)
The latest photoshop outrage gaining steam across the internet is Karlie Kloss’s spread for Numéro, in which the model is rid of her ribcage. After photographer Greg Kadel published original frames of the model with a protruding ribcage yesterday, it became evident just how much the editing squad over at the French mag had doctored Kloss’s look (possibly to avoid “thinspo” controversy). Though this photoshop fail happens to be unlike others (the girl’s often not skinny enough), it begs the question: When is a little photoshop too much? And when will we get back to the days of embracing real people, flaws and all. Seems that many blogs want to see a new normal, but will it ever happen?