Monday, October 28, 2013

Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz's example

I'm more than happy seeing the changes people try to make everyday for the improvement of society. Like the young artist  Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz, she made a campaign promoting confidence into every type of body. Society now days expects a beautiful woman to look 1.70m, skinny enough to fit in size 6, and to be blonde with blue eyes. Its wonderful that there are young stars that promote security to themselves. Jenna participates in many other campaigns to promote rights, she was in a photoshoot for the No8 campaign with her Kevin Mchale (Artie in Glee) and Jenna is also a strong supporter of LGTB rights (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual). The bad thing about this, is the Jenna is not a very mainstream actress, so hopefully young ladies could take the example of people like this instead of young actress like Selena Gomez that care so much about the image. Lets take Jenna's example, such a young, successful, educated, and talented lady that fights for everyone's rights sending a good message for young minds. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

H&M used different models with same bodies.

Is amazing what photoshop can do, and all brands use it.
But one thing is different than another one, like the fact that H&M photoshopped one single body, then put it  different clothes and used different heads of different models so all of them looked perfect.
This is one of the bodies. As you can see all models have the same pose and body.

 Here are some links for more information:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

On August 2, 2006, at 9:15 p.m., Luisel Ramos died of heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa. While participating in a fashion show during Fashion Week in MontevideoUruguay. Ramos had felt ill after walking the runway and subsequently fainted on her way back to the dressing room. She died at the age of 22. Ramos' father told police that she had gone "several days" without eating. She was reported to have adopted a diet of lettuce and Diet Coke for the three months before her death. At the time of her death she had a body mass index (BMI) of just 14.5. She weighed 44 kg (96.8 lbs) at a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in). The World Health Organization classifies a BMI of under 16 as severe thinness.
In the right there we can see Luisel, and in the left we can see her sister Eliana Ramos. On February 13, 2007, Eliana Ramos was found dead at her grandparents' home in Montevideo, Uruguay, at age 18. Preliminary examinations indicated the cause of death as heart attack, believed to be related to malnutrition; final test results were released at a later date.

Eliana Ramos. Before her anorexia.

Ana Carolina Reston Macan (June 4, 1985 – November 15, 2006) was a Brazilian fashion model. At the age of 13, she began her modeling career after winning a local beauty contest in her hometown. She was represented by renowned modeling agencies such as Ford, Elite and L'Équipe in countries such as China, Turkey, Mexico, and Japan, and has appeared in prestigious ad campaigns such as Giorgio Armani.
In January 2004 Reston made her first overseas trip to Guangzhou, China. While attending acasting call there, she was reportedly informed that she was 'too fat', a criticism, it has been said, that led to her decline into anorexia nervosa.
At the time of her death, Reston weighed just 40 kg (88 lbs) at a height of 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in), and had been hospitalized since October 25, 2006, for kidney malfunction due to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, which included a diet consisting only of apples and tomatoes. She had abody mass index (BMI) of only 13.4, well below the index value of 16 which the World Health Organization considers to be severe thinness. Her condition became more serious and deteriorated into generalized infection that led to her death at the age of 21.
Reston's mother Miriam told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper, "I noticed something was wrong when she returned from Japan. She was too thin when she returned and when I told her to eat something, she would say: 'Mom please don't fight with me; there is nothing wrong with me, I'm fine.' "
Reston was the second model who was reported to have died of anorexia-related complications in 2006.


Here are some images of the campaign "You are not a sketch" made by Star models a Brazilian agency of models in an anti-anorexia program to illustrate young females about disorder diseases. While the models have been airbrushed to mimic the unrealistic illustrations, the ad pleads to young women: "You are not a sketch". 

This is a blog to demonstrate that most models in the industry of fashion aren't as beautiful as they look. Photoshop is overused and creates an idea of a "perfect beauty" which doesn't exist. Even the smallest details in models photo shoots are photoshopped. This creates fake ideas of what beauty is and wrong standards of sizes and "imperfections".
 Notice how the original picture was photoshopped so they kept the curves of the model, but make her thighs and belly look thinner. If you look closely you can see how the arms are also thinner and how the skin glows more. This creates standards of the correct sizes with "perfect curves".
 Also in this picture it can be seemed how they make the model's eyes look bigger and the around the pupil look whiter and her hair brighter. Also the shape of her lips are slightly retouched and eyebrows. Her freckles are gone and also her wrinkles in the throat. Why photoshop freckles? because the standards make them look bad.