Recently I have accumulated a large pile of fashion mags, and when reading them I have discovered how misleading they can be. Don't get me wrong, I love a good fashion magazine but I really don't understand why certain images are allowed in certain magazines.
Fashion magazines give people the opportunity to find out about the latest trends, gossip, and see whats happening in the 'other world' a such. But when flicking through a magazine such as Vogue or Elle you get bombarded with skinny, beautiful and fashionable women. Our mind instantly goes into that mode of 'why don't I look like that?' or 'I need to be like that'. What our mind forgets is one vital part of an advertising campaign, and that is photo shopping. Getting rid of that odd bump here and there, which no one would notice anyway. Taking a inch or two off there thighs or stomach, its ridiculous. It's got to the point where teenage girls starve themselves to look like these models, who don't actually look like that in real life.
Adverts are meant to show people what's out there, and just for people to be a bit nosey, not for people to look at and lust over there 'over edited' bodies. Therefore I believe that companies need to stop photo shopping there advert, it gives a false perception of reality and is unreliable. Why can't they just show what there models figure how it really is, wether thats a size 2 or 22. Do they have something to hide by editting there images?
Like I said before I love fashion magazines, and think they're amazing and could read them forever but I believe editing photos is wrong. Do you agree? Please tell me your opinions, I am so interested in whether I am the only one who thinks this!?
On a lighter more cheery note, I have spent today in the incredible british heat! I think summer has finally kicked in, which means of course that everything goes up from here! Lighter hair, tanning, later nights, sunny, hot... aaaaa, bliss. I also did a spot of shopping and took a trip to starbucks in the morning but got fed up in the heat so went for a dip in the pool! Looovvely! Would you guys like to see a haul!?
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