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    The fashion industry has long been accused of making models and actresses look thinner and is now using the same techniques in reverse to deflect criticism.

    Belinda Coleman, of the retouching agency The Shoemakers Elves, said there was a trend towards presenting less "extreme" images of thinness and of enhancing figures. "Where models are looking particularly gaunt, magazines are saying, 'We can't have that - fill out their chests,'?" she said.

    "It is now deemed just as negative to be too thin as too fat. Every*one is scared of being highlighted as the magazine or label that promotes very thin girls, so they are being a lot more careful about the images they present."
    Another agency, the iWanex Studio, boasts a portfolio of "before and after" images of celebrities that it has retouched for magazines. In one of the "after" photographs, the thighs of Cameron Diaz, the actress, have been visibly widened, her arms filled out and her stomach made smoother and rounder, with her prominent hip bones from the "before" photograph erased.
    Nicky Eaton, the head of press and PR at Condé Nast, which publishes Vogue, GQ, and Glamour, also confirmed that images of models were enhanced to make them appear fuller-figured.
    "There have been cases where models are booked way ahead of a shoot and then they turn up two months later looking less healthy and perhaps a bit underweight. We wouldn't be happy showing them that way, so it is then that we would need that person to look a little bit fuller."

    Before and after: Shots of Cameron Diaz show the extent of manipulation
    Face
    : Cheeks appear filled out
    Bust: Levelled
    Thighs: Wider in the picture on the right
    Hip: The bony definition has been smoothed away
    Stomach: A fuller, more natural look
    Arms: A bit more bulk in the arms and shoulders



    But Susan Ringwood, the chief executive of the eating disorder charity Beat, condemned the practice. "Altering models' bodies to appear fuller-figured proves that the industry acknowledges there is a serious issue with projecting images of very thin models, but [it is] missing the point," she said. "They should be using naturally healthy models in the first instance, instead of having to make them look that way."
    In 2003, Kate Winslet, who has defended fuller-figured women, appeared on the cover of GQ in a picture that had been altered without her knowledge to make her appear much slimmer.
    The following year, Keira Knightley was shocked after appearing with an enhanced bust on posters for the film King Arthur. Last year, however, she dismissed reports that her image in adverts for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume had been enhanced, despite speculation that she was made to look curvier.
    This month, the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA), which represents the magazine industry, appealed for the introduction of a voluntary code regulating the use of digital manipulation and is to hold discussions on the issue with magazine editors.



    Now fashion mags make models 'fatter' - Telegraph

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    Oh hell yeah, Cameron looks sooo much fatter in that after pic.
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    She's a little meatier!

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    But not much at all. They just smoothed out her bony prominences and cleaned up her shitty complexion. I think they should leave them exactly as they are. If thin suddenly looks like shit then they can look for people to photograph or make celebs who fit the new ideals. And she can either gain weight or be someone to take a proud "I'm thin and I'm proud" stance against the supposed (but probably fake) backlash.
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    Most of what they did to Cameron was to her face, I think. They definately evened out her skin tone and made her eyes bluer. Other than smoothing out that man pelvis of hers, I can't tell that they did much to her body.
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    This is true though. You'd be shocked to see how bony many models actually look. You can see all the bones in their chest and its routinely Photoshopped out, while leaving their arms and legs slim. Its so misleading.

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    She looks smoother, but certainly not fatter.
    Likr Calimoonchild said. models look extremely bony, and bones don't look good, so they smooth them.
    And, of course, they add boobs.

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    I'm not sure Cameron was a good example for this article. I don't think anyone thinks she's too thin hence the minor alterations. I'd like to see how much meat they add to a scary skinny model.

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    Please. In retouch they've always smoothed out the skin. And they
    just gave her what is more ideal as a 'perfect body shape'. Her hips
    look too narrow for a woman in the first image, and the visible
    muscle is distracting and masculine, so of course they are going to
    make corrections. Does she look fatter? not at all! If you look closely
    at her torso just below the bustline, you can tell they gave her a
    more hourglass shape by sucking in her waist a bit. They forgot to
    mention that! This article is so lame, the stupidity of it makes me
    want to vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    Oh hell yeah, Cameron looks sooo much fatter in that after pic.
    Hmmm twas thinking the same thing.

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    Looks like standard airbrushing here. I've seen some better examples of major differences in before/after photoshop. Can't remember where though...

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    Wow! She looks downright fug before the airbrush...and she normally looks kinda hot. Cam, it's time to stay away from the sun--forever! The shoe-leather look is sooo unflatering and you're heading there now. Very sad.

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    ^I know! It's one thing I just don't understand--she's a multi-millionaire who could afford world-class skin care. Why? Why?!?

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    If you look closely
    at her torso just below the bustline, you can tell they gave her a
    more hourglass shape by sucking in her waist a bit.
    That's a good point. I was thinking her right thigh did look a teeny bit meatier, but her torso is actually slimmer in the After photo! What a poor example for this article. Do your research, Becky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    ^I know! It's one thing I just don't understand--she's a multi-millionaire who could afford world-class skin care. Why? Why?!?
    Because medicine is not perfect and she suffers from bad acne. I feel bad for people that really have bad skin, as it's pretty tough on them.



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