Oh….my. If Amanda Bynes didn’t like tabloids before, she definitely doesn’t like them now. The cover of this week’s In Touch loudly proclaims “Destroyed by Fame!” and, the real kicker, “First ever photos: Inside her wild home.” Apparently, Bynes invited a pair of photographers over for some late night partying recently, opening up her “drug den” of an apartment for the world to see. Now, she’s on one hell of a rampage (all over her never dull Twitter feed, natch), claiming the photos were faked and lashing out at the “ugly faced black man” who sold them.
Something’s not right about this photo for their Dorothy Perkins collaboration. And by ‘something’ we mean pretty much everything.
Still isn’t, never was, and what is wrong with people? Up-and-coming Pakistani designer Aamna Aqeel is the latest to opt for controversy as her road to media coverage. In an editorial spread titled “Be My Slave” (literally, we are rage-shaking as we type this), DIVA Magazine showcases Aqeel’s luxuriant garb on a model being served by a dark-skinned child. He holds an umbrella over her. He sleeps on the floor in rags as she idly flips through an issue of Bazaar. He bows his head as she presumably orders him around. How could the designer possibly justify this stinking pile of racist excrement?
Photo editors have been known to harbor vendettas against models’ limbs. Sometimes they’ll haphazardly gouge parts out of thighs, sometimes they’ll amputate them entirely, and sometimes they’ll take a shoulder and move it somewhere it doesn’t belong. But was Moda Operandi’s Adobe whiz overzealous with the eraser tool on this particular image? You be the judge.
Just shy of a month ago, British Vogue enacted a 10-point code of conduct governing treatment of models on their shoots, and now editor Alexandra Shulman has signed on with a documentary for teenagers set to shed light on how much manipulation goes into the magazine’s photos. “It’s basically a huge team of people that go in to create the image, of which retouching is the icing on the cake,” Shulman said.
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Unless this model is actually an alien and doesn’t have a belly button, she’s the latest victim of Photoshop gone wrong. Sigh, when will art directors learn?
We just can’t quit Amanda Bynes. Her weird, wild behavior is like a slow-moving train wreck from which we can’t look away. The latest? Crazy fan Photoshops featuring Bynes’ likeness as a camel, marrying Drake, and hanging out with President Obama. Oh boy…
We know times are tough in the world of print, but magazines must still have some kind of vetting system in place before an issue gets sent off to the publisher, right? Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know it from some of the glossy gaffes we’ve seen this year, from blackface editorials to Photoshop disasters and beyond. Today’s ill-conceived spread comes courtesy of Tatler, which printed a charming spread entitled “Titler: Best Society Breasts” in its May issue. Needless to say, those featured aren’t telling the world how honored they feel to be included.
Last month, a certain London-based brand talked about how the Kate Middleton Effect almost caused their company to come crashing down after demand for their dresses soared out of control. Now, they’ve signed on with Banana Republic for a 40-piece collection debuting August 6. Can you guess the label? Here’s a hint: that royal blue wrap dress.
Former Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements is continuing her press rounds to promote her book The Vogue Factor, or what we’re calling “the Vogue exposé“. On Wednesday, she appeared on Entertainment Tonight, and delved into more the details of her book.
As much as we looove Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld has designed some seriously over-the-top things for the house. We’ve lost count of all the zany bits he’s created. In honor of today’s faux holiday, take our test below to see if you can tell the difference between legit Chanel, and laughable Photoshop. It’s not a trick, there’s definitely an authentic product in each slide. We promise.
Between shattering our hearts with his alleged break from acting, then winning us back with his blue velvet suit, Gosling has us all confused these days.
The April covers are pouring in, and while some are great (Michelle Obama, anyone?) others have us confused. Where is Miranda Kerr‘s shoulder? Why is Brit Marling making that face? Who thought those earrings were a good idea? We investigate.
One Prada, one Louis Vuitton, all gorgeous.
Photographer Sebastian Kim has released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding his “African Queen” editorial for Numéro, which stars 16-year-old white model Ondria Hardin painted in apparent blackface.
Prince-of-darkness designer Rick Owens wouldn’t be our first thought to shoot a spread for the dance-themed newest issue of CR Fashion Book, but editor Carine Roitfield knows what she’s doing. We’ve got an exclusive look at Owens’ first ever editorial.
Kim hits Paris in support of her new fragrance, and divulges her plans to keep her baby out of the spotlight. We’ll believe it when we see it.
Livia Lange and Olivia DeMirjian may just be two 13-year-old girls from Southern California, but they’re already self-publishing a monthly online magazine and building their empire. They took some time out before going to school to chat with us about their magazine, their stances on airbrushing, and the importance of social media.
Jennifer Lawrence may be getting her (not very) fair share of haterade right now over her Meryl Streep quip at the beginning of her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but girl’s got bigger fish to fry. Like the unnamed tabloid that allegedly photoshopped her butt.