18 October 2006

State of Confusion, Part III

Last year I wrote wondering how much it would cost to get a glamor shot of me made (See Part II here). It is safe to say that we are well into the backlash of the beauty magazine. The magazines have acknowledged this. Now even the advertisers are doing as much. In this video by Dove, we see a time lapse of a woman go from unkept to ├╝ber-attractive with the help of some 0's and 1's. What is interesting to me is not how alien or unnatural it looks (the eyes are HUGE), but who thought of all those metrics such as the optimal neck length. Also, they did a pretty darn good number on that woman with JUST the make-up and hairstyling.

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