Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch

Just a quick note.

If the pictures of models in fashion magazines are supposed to appeal to women, then why do all the models look like they’re eagerly awaiting a wandering cock to just pop in their saucily parted lips?

No, I’m being serious. Nearly every fashion shoot I see has the models with their lips parted like they just can’t stop thinking about that tasty, tasty cock.

You are all welcome to this brief view of what goes on in my head all the time, every day, constantly.

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6 comments on “Just a quick note.

  1. javagoth
    June 18, 2010

    If they were supposed to appeal to women then they would look more like the average woman rather than some stick figure caricature that the vast majority of us could never hope (or want for that matter) to attain.


    • polimicks
      June 18, 2010

      The thing is, not even those models look like those pictures.
      There are two sites I LOVE that take photoshopping to task. The first is: Photoshop Disasters http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/
      The second is Sociological Images http://contexts.org/socimages/
      Photoshop Disasters just points out the stupid photoshopping errors in all media. Sociological Images actually deconstructs they whys and wherefores.


  2. kaomera
    June 18, 2010

    Every depiction I’ve seen of fashion modeling has had the cameraman spouting instructions at the models. Maybe that’s just something that the camera guy can’t get off his mind?


    • polimicks
      June 18, 2010

      Apparently we need more female photographers, who know how to pose models so you can see the CLOTHES.


      • lexica510
        June 19, 2010

        Even then, it’s no guarantee. Chapter One of my very favorite knitting book (Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti) is titled something like “How to tell what’s wrong with the pattern by how the model is posed”.
        Upon consideration, the best photos I can think of are in Threads magazine, which is targeted for people who sew and who are presumed to care more about the garment and its details than about the artistic vision of the photographer or the societally-determined attractiveness level of the model.


      • polimicks
        June 21, 2010

        That is awesome. Thank you for the recommendation on that book. I’ll see if I can track it down.


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