"I think the whole culture's screwed up... They retouch 20-year-olds. I work with them, and I see the pictures, and I know that they've retouched this and that and that and this. I just go, 'She doesn't even have any wrinkles!'"
- Linda Rodin - a 65-year-old model, former stylist, and successful owner to an eponymous skincare line - points out the absurdity with retouching young models in fashion campaigns these days.
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Somewhat following in the steps of UK retailer Debenhams, American Eagle has launched a campaign for their Aerie brand which sees models in all their non-Photoshopped beauty.
Adding the tagline, "The girl in this photo has not been retouched. The real you is sexy. #aeriereal," to each of the images, the folks behind the Aerie Real lingerie collection are making their mark in the fight for body positivity. Fashion editor and style expert Jenny Altman joined the company "for an incredible campaign that celebrates the power and beauty of real women," explaining that "[Aerie] left everything. We left beauty marks, we left tattoos, what you see is really what you get with our campaign... They are still models, they're still gorgeous, they just look a little more like the rest of us... We're hoping to break the mold... we hope by embracing this that real girls everywhere will start to embrace their own beauty."
Kim Kardashian insists she has worked "so hard" for her post pregnancy figure.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has blasted rumors she digitally altered a recent photograph of her and her friend Blac Chyna to make them appear thinner before posting it on Instagram.
Addressing the allegations on Twitter for the first time on Friday, the 32-year-old star wrote, "It sucks when people make up surgery or Photoshop lies when I am so disciplined & work so hard! Just trying to motivate others & show anyone struggling with weight they can totally achieve whatever they want if they are dedicated!"
+ Known for her famous, full eyebrows, Cara Delevingne probably shocked some of her
brow worshipers fans when she admitted that she's willing to do anything for a film role - including shaving her head and eyebrows!
+ Ever dream of being Victoria Beckham? Well you can at least get married like her, as her gold wedding crown is up for auction for around $32,000.
+ Jennifer Lawrence looked fabulously gothic chic in a Christian Dior gown at the Paris premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Unfortunately it looks as though her co-star Elizabeth Banks should've borrowed Lawrence's stylist for the event...
+ Miranda Kerr apparently doesn't know what her own body looks like, as she denies knowing an image of herself she posted was heavily-Photoshopped, claiming that she had no idea that the photo was altered.
The mother of one and currently estranged wife of Orlando Bloom has been accused of heavily Photoshopping images of herself for Instagram. Although she couldn't appear in Wednesday's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, she posted a photo of herself (full photos seen after the jump) alongside models Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosio from last year's show with a caption reading, "Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan xxx." Having seen the original image taken and published by Vogue, fans were quick to point out that Kerr's waist and face are considerably thinner in the version she posted.
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U.K. retailer Debenhams made a bold move in the fight against the over-airbrushing of women in advertisements this week. The company has announced it will ban major retouching of lingerie models in the future, hopefully setting a precedent for American counterparts like Macy's.
"We want to help customers feel confident about their figures without bombarding them with unattainable body images... As well as being a positive from a moral point of view, it ticks the economic boxes as well. Millions of pounds a year are spent by organizations retouching perfectly good images," said the company's head lingerie buyer, Sharon Webb.
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+ Already the face of one of their fragrances, actress Amanda Seyfried was tapped for Givenchy's Fall/Winter ad campaign, which also features Carine Roitfeld (who styled the ads) and her daughter Julia.
+ Speaking of Givenchy, beneath her Riccardo Tisci dress, Jessica Chastain wore matching Spanx in order to avoid becoming another actress at the Cannes Film Festival to experience an embarrassing crotch flash.
+ Helping out brides who want to wed on a budget, Target has announced a wedding dress collection priced between $99.99-$129.99, featuring an array of styles and cuts for sizes 2 through 28. The retail giant will also offer bridesmaids dresses in their online store.
+ Having already been at the center of a sexual discrimination lawsuit in Tokyo, Prada is now being pressued by The High Commissioner for Human Rights at the U.N. to cease its egregious practices against female employees.
+ Miley Cyrus has changed her hair again, adding a hint of blue to her now-famous pixie cut.
+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie revealed that the real reason she sports braids so often is because she uses them to cover up her bad hair days!
+ When asked about what she thought of her latest ads for Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence was shocked at how unrecognizeable she appears in them, pointing out, "Of course it's Photoshop. People don't look like that!"
+ What inspirational advice did Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour bestow at Teen Vogue's annual "Fashion University" event for teens? "Get fired."
+ Despite her over-the-top "plastic," Barbie-centric image, Nicki Minaj swears that she has never undergone plastic surgery on her face.
+ "Born to Die" singer Lana Del Rey covers British GQ in nothing more than jewelry. Dubbed Woman of the Year by the men's magazine, her editorial on the inside of the glossy is apparently just as risque.
+ David Sims photographed Gisele Bundchen for the latest ESPRIT campaign, which features Mrs. Brady in a cool, tailored suit coupled with tousled sex hair (because that's totally how everyone wears their locks to work).
+ Singer of the infectious "Call Me Maybe" hit, Carly Rae Jepsen, is expanding her empire by modeling for Wet Seal. To celebrate the union, the clothing store is giving shoppers a chance to win a shopping spree with Jepsen, as well as tickets to see her and Justin Bieber in concert.
+ Katie Holmes opens up to WWD about her fashion career, in which she claims that she's not afraid to fail (although anyone with a hefty divorce settlement from Tom Cruise would also probably not be too afraid to waste money).
Brooklyn Decker doesn't think she looks "that great in person."
The Sports Illustrated model-turned-actress insists she isn't as attractive in person as she appears in her photo shoots and she didn't enjoy seeing herself on the big screen in her new movie What To Expect When You're Expecting.
"I have a glow, but it's good make-up. I cover up spots. Jeez, I'm not all that great in person ... And seeing myself all blown up on-screen? Times a million enlarged? My face looks like it's been PhotoShopped. It's unnerving," the 25-year-old blonde - who stars in the film alongside Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison - told the New York Post.
Blonde bombshell Brooklyn - who married tennis player Andy Roddick in 2009 - has previously starred in Just Go With It and Battleship, but admits her transition into movies didn't come easily: "I've taken acting lessons for some time. I'm lucky. I've done three movies. But nobody sees my two years of failed auditions. Lots of rejection - and I'm still trying. When nobody knew my name or who I was, there were a few guest shots but dozens of TV shows and pilots I didn't get. I'm used to the word 'no.'"
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