As I sat without an iPhone, laptop, or TV to pass the time while my kids played quietly at the doctor’s office, I decided to pick up a copy the New York Times laying nearby. I passed upon the hard-hitting news about the economic downturn, the Obama administration, and the housing market, and much to my delight, found the Style section.
High fashion amazes me. It is a world unto itself that I have little to no exposure to beyond what I see on the magazine covers at the grocery store. My world is a far cry from haute couture, unless you count my rockin’ necklace made out of noodles from my son. That piece is hand painted and truly one of a kind.
The article that I read, entitled, “Smile and Say ‘No Photoshop’,“ highlighted how fashion magazines have gone too far in manipulating digital photography. In the quest to “make celebrities and models look thinner, taller, unblemished, with brighter eyes and whiter teeth,” something has been lost. Even stars that are widely considered to be “flawless” are subject to improvements when they appear in magazines…
Reese Witherspoon has long been a favorite celebrity of mine. In my opinion, she is lovely. I’m convinced that if we ever met in real life, we’d be the best of friends, gabbing about our kids, shopping, and places we’ve traveled to. I pride myself at being able to spot her picture from 50 paces at the end of any grocery aisle. That being said, I had no idea who the woman on the cover of a recent Elle magazine was when I saw it last month (pictured on the right). That couldn’t possibly be my girlfriend Reese.
Luckily, I am fairly certain that someone at French Vogue reads our blog. Due to the “keepin’ it real” approach to writing and photography regularly practiced on Three Bay B Chicks, a movement has begun to highlight women without makeup or retouching. French Vogue illustrated this point in a series of eight magazine covers which depicted European celebrities, un-retouched and wearing no makeup:
In light of our belief in unadulterated photography that we share with French Vogue, I have put together a series of pictures for our readers today. I call these, “A Day in Our Life.”
My son, a budding 3-year old photographer, captured these images. Enjoy their raw, natural beauty.
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