Now here’s a piece of information you rarely find on the interwebs of fashion. Because it’s just as taboo-ish as talking about eating disorders and anorexia in a fashionable way.
And yet, here’s what I found out: Photoshop is not only used to slim down a person. Oh, no, my darlings! It’s also used for already skinny persons. To camouflage their bones away, to round up their edgier angles. And as disgusting as it may sound, it only points more in the obvious direction: we live in the Matrix. Everything we see and hear in the media is constantly manipulated and concealed so we would continue our conscience’s beauty sleep. (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)
There’s hardly any “normal” in today’s magazines, in today’s fashindustry. The subversive altering of the human (body) image is stubbornly shoved up our perception’s throat, disturbingly faking the world. Yes, people can be very skinny. Naturally. Yes, people can be very curvy. Naturally. And oh-so-many things in-between. (and by natural I mean without strains or ED) Fashion is ridiculously shallow and disgraceful when trying to convince us that skinny is good or the boneless skinny really exists.
We already have few generations growing under the airbrushing spell, looking up to celebrities like they were Gods, perfection incarnated, the flawless humans. Who should be held responsible then? The society who constantly pushes the young ones into blindly believing anything and everything they see and hear in the media? Or every single one of us for not doing the necessary and educating the youngsters in having faith in what they see and feel through their own experience? Why forgetting to teach them the real values when facing a Marc Jacobs or any other fashrelated topic? (the pictures included in this article show Inna Pilipenko, a young model, wearing The Row by Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, pictures which are supposedly non-photoshopped, via)