Feb 10, 2010

2 blocks south

2 blocks south is an australian streetwear label. these latest shots for their ad campaign feature models marte and sam andrea (!!! i still get excited when i see my name anywhere in any incarnation...), and shot by photographer marijke aerden.
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i think the shots have been beautifully styled--the monochrome doesn't take away from any of the pictures. they are still edgy, compelling and very sexy. in fact, these pictures remind me of another high-gloss monochromatic photoshoot--the grayscale is balanced out by the high saturation of the images. SO AMAZING, the models just pop off of the screen.
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and speaking of going south...
demi moore
demi moore for helena rubenstein
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i mean, why even bother with makeup when everything gets edited to within an inch of its life!?!?!? i can see how erasing blemishes is a good thing to have, dont get me wrong, but it seems even my untrained (albeit critical) eye can spot the following enhancements:
  1. unusually alabaster skin (i mean its not like she's cate blanchett/anne hathaway...)
  2. extremely full and glossy jetblack hair
  3. a wrinkle-free neck and fingers...oh yea, and FACE
  4. cleavage!!!!! though i must admit the edits in that department look fabulous.
that's what happens when ashton kutcher posts pictures to his twitter account.
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image credits: nymag, gosee

8 comments:

KIRAFASHION said...

She seems so different before and after the photoshop ;)

ashford said...

yikes! edits are always scarier than I imagined. My sister is always going on and on about wanting her hair to look like the pics in magazines--one day she realized that she wanted her hair to "be photoshopped" at all times.

I don't even understand how they decide what kind/tone of skin and hair will "read" as beautiful.

Anyway, I like the first photo of the guy. very 50s rockabilly kind of bad boy.

surimay said...

wowwww. the joys of air brushing :P
i really like looking at flawless images but i think looking at too many of them will give you a warped perception of things. haha. now we know that demi moore is normal! lol.

yes. i love chanel! well..not all of it. but this collection was REALLY pretty! hope you're well too! :D

beckyxoxo said...

Wow nice post ! Love the pics and I agree with you . Haha . Hope you're having a nice weekend and happy valentine's day ! <3

KIRAFASHION said...

i love the flat shoes too!

KIRAFASHION said...

hello again!

Where are you from?
I am updating my links ;)

HoneyBunny said...

Great shots! <3

Have a lovely weekend dear:***

leon said...

try not to watch too much jersey shore, it's bad for you