The rampant use of Photoshop has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the fashion and advertising worlds. While it may come in handy in some instances, there is a huge difference between removing a blemish or brightening up a photo and giving a woman a total digital diet. Seeing advertisements, magazine covers, and commercials showing already beautiful women Photoshopped to within an inch of their lives is disheartening to say the least. Uh, that Adele Vogue cover? At times, I can’t even tell who this month’s covergirl is. Is that Kim K or Jessica Alba? It frustrates me to hear friends talk about their children or nephews/nieces already dealing with body image issues due to the unrealistic pressures that society has put on them to be “perfect.”
That said, when Feel More Better asked me if I’d like to join 50 other influential bloggers to promote the Truth in Advertising message with their “Not Photoshopped” Story Tees, I was more than happy to be a part of it.
For a chance to win a black “Not Photoshopped” Story Tee (like the one I’m wearing), Tweet me using the hashtag #FeelMoreBetter and tell me what you think makes a woman most beautiful. I will pick one winner next week. P.S. If you don’t win, you should still head on over and buy one yourself. For each purchase made, a book will be given to an underprivileged girl!
shirt: c/o Feel More Better, skirt/tube top: Express, booties: Members Only, bracelets: Alex and Ani, clutch: Expressions
Now remember what makes you beautiful.