Category Archives: Photoshopped and Chopped

In fashion magazines most photos are photoshopped. There are many photoshopped mishaps from celebrities photoshopped to photoshopped models.

Simply Appalled!!!

Upon first glance of this photo, I thought it would it be another informative article about how models have gotten too skinny and a negative review about the brand Nycked designed by Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim. However, on second glance I realized that no one had even mentioned anything about how sickly and skinny the model looks. In fact, the article was promoting the brand and holding a casting call for anyone including (gasp) non-models to attend.

To be fair I hardly know anything about Nycked, the brand featured, nor have I bought a swimsuit from them.  But as a person who I believe would be considered a consumer and who at least has the power to hit the Like button on Facebook I am highly offended!

It’s not even one mistaken picture, it’s an entire LOOKBOOK!!

Paid to Make Women Look Beautiful? Crystal Renn Photo Shopped & Chopped

Did you know that people are actually paid to make women look beautiful(Sarcasm)?? Yea, me either! And according to photographer Nicholas Routzen that’s just what he did!

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(Excerpt from NYMag The Cut)Photographer Nicholas Routzen explained that Crystal looks the way she does because the photos were “…taken from a higher angle with a wider lens.” But he also added, “I shaped her…I did nothing that I wouldn’t do to anyone. I’m paid to make women look beautiful.”]

As if being a beautiful woman is only attainable by the infamous ways of Photoshopping!  Or instead of beautiful maybe he should of just stated, “I’m paid to make women look PERFECT?!” So once again another industry mishap shows up everywhere in the blogosphere and internet.

Blake Lively on the Cover of Vogue…Is It Beach Worthy?!

Naturally we all run from the ocean, put on what I’m sure is an extremely expensive sweater, slip a watch over our wrist, and pose for a vogue photo. Of course it’s realistic…was there ever any question of that?

Because this is realistic… Editorial vs. Real Life

It’s just another normal day when you wake up, take off your clothes, put your shoes on, and then head out the door for a morning run. Naturally we all run around town naked with only our shoes on?! Well… at least according to editorial ads like Reebok we do! P.S. You can check out the ad for yourself, but Reality Chic won’t be showing it anytime soon!

One thing you must know: Editorial vs. Real Life


Props to J.Simpson!

Normally, Marie Claire is my go to mag when it comes to MOCKING their so-called fashion trends. They’ve been known for saying things such as: sparkle pants are a great way to stand out at parties (well..that’s for sure), or lace jumpsuits are a go! And if you’re anyone who lives outside of a fashion magazine you know these “trends” will lead you to being made fun of real quick. However, after this upcoming cover, Ms. Marie Claire might of just nailed this trend on the head….thanks to Jessica Simpson!

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Sequel to the previous blog.  Who would of thought??…Check this article out by NY Magazine’s The Cut

Since When Did Advertising Become Magical?!

Did you hear about the new magical make up?! It takes away wrinkles, pores, neck lines, and any blemishes you may have. And if you don’t believe it just look at the model of Lancome Paris Oscillation Power Foundation. A picture can say a thousand words…right?

Lets Be Real

Often times it seems like there is a disconnect between the “real world” and parts of the “fashion world”. I believe this is partly due to the fact that if you are a celebrity, live in NYC, or LA you can basically get by with wearing whatever you want.

Famous People Aren’t Hairless…

Now maybe it’s some right of passage when you cross over into the land of celebrityism…or maybe it’s that every star or models picture on the cover of these magazines are JUST NOT REALISTIC!