Thursday, August 23, 2007

Some of These Things Are Not Like the Others

So you've seen Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty (which I enjoy immensely, but find a little disingenuous since Dove sells products that supposedly make you more beautiful), and we can all appreciate what goes into making a real person look like a model for a print or TV ad.

Here's another something along those lines. No one argues that the subject in question is a beautiful woman, but the folks at Redbook seem to disagree about exactly how beautiful she is before airbrushing. (Link was courtesy of The Common Room)

I don't really have too much of a problem with wanting to look like a model, minus a small spell of insanity during my sophomore year in high school when I got my friend Jessica to give me a makeover for YM's CoverGirl model contest. It was a short lived venture, because once I saw the polaroid of myself after the makeover, I knew I would never look like the girls that won that contest. And I learned that a lot of makeup was not at all flattering on a 15-year-old.

Anyway, I hardly ever wear makeup now, except for special events and when I'm feeling extra girly. Hubby says he prefers me without makeup anyhow. And I prefer to defer to what he prefers. Say that five times fast!

This post is getting long and rambling. And I have things to do this morning! Time to get my rear out of the computer chair!


Kristen Borland said...

wow! mikie and i just looked at that magazine pic. that's so weird! i cannot believe how skinny they made her look.

anyway, mike's bugging me to comment for him. he wants to tell you that every time he thinks of jodi gawf (am i spelling that right?) mind he remembers a certain episode in Christian club, with Ryan and a banana. and i'm too nice to actually mention specifics! he made me post that! and he's laughing right now. :)

Jodi said...

Well, after all of our good times together in high school I'm glad that THAT incident at Christian club is what Mikie remembers about me!!! :) YIKES!

Would he believe that I was young and naive and didn't even really know what I was saying at the time? :)

Kristen Borland said...

yes, and that's why he thinks it's so funny, because of your own reaction to what you said!! :)