Friday, 1 May 2015

#MyFakeReality

Originally Posted on Das Rock Haus click HERE 

I was asked by the lovely Fiza of Das Rock Haus if I'd like to be a part of this project, and I couldn't say no. For me this is a project that is always discussed a lot, especially being a model. Everyone thinks that all models have their images retouched to a point of being unrecognisable but this isn't always true. Photoshop can be an amazing tool, and do some absolutely wonderful things, but sometimes people won't always use it for its good purpose...



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Have you ever wondered - What if an average woman got photoshopped in order to look like a cover model? 

In today's world, beauty is not always what meets the eye. These twelve women got themselves airbrushed and enhanced just like the models on various fashion magazines, to highlight the REAL reality and our skewed perception of beauty. 





Perfection in latin means 'finished' and.. Who the hell wants to be finished?!

- Silvia, CoolAunts, Italy





I used to care what people thought and said about me. I used to feel hurt when they constantly asked me to lose weight - and then I went to the US and found myself. Now, I don't give a damn if they don't like me - I Love Myself and I don't let anyone tell me different!
 - Fiza, Das Rock Haus, UK                                                                                              


Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Prettiest Of Them All?

- Saida, Saida Chahid, The Netherlands 






My so called IMPERFECTION makes me one of a kind, and I love it!

Nadia, My Fancy Wardrobe, Tunisia





Just because I'm a model, doesn't mean I look perfect, not even for photoshoots. I love my imperfections, every single one!

Emma, Anchors Away Beauty, UK




I find beauty in my imperfections, whether it's non-symmetrical winged eyeliner, or a bad hair day. I embrace the imperfect because it makes me me - someone who always tries to see the best in myself and the world around me.

- Emily, Modern Midwest Maven, USA 

My so-called imperfections tell a story: those dark circles are a trait of an engineering student, my scars show that acne will not defeat my confidence, I've decided to be myself, because everybody else is already taken.

- Alyssa, Queen Regnant, South Africa 


I have accepted my flaws, because what others see as flaws, I see as beautiful!

- Evelyn, IndiaLynRose, USA 




I am me. I am proud of who I am I don't to look flawless to feel fabulous.

- Kayleigh, Sprinkle & Sparkle of Kayleigh, UK




I am just like you who has blemishes, who doesn't have a pointy nose or chiselled face, who has flabs, jiggly arms, dimpled thighs, has flaws is her appearance. Arpita is perfectly imperfect!!!

- Appy, Arpita's, India


The mirror can lie, it doesn't show you what's inside, and it can tell you you're full of lies!

- Marie, TheBeautMum, Ireland 





There's NO NEED to put so much pressure on ourselves to look like cover models on fashion magazine - THIS was our goal, which pushed us to explore the world of extreme photo retouching and excessive makeup use.

We are definitely not condemning the desire to look good, but everyone should know what's behind "perfection", if not for ourselves, for our future generation!


Special Thanks To:

Silvia, CoolAunts
Fiza, Das Rock Haus
Saida, Saida Chahid
Alyssa, Queen Regnant
Evelyn, IndiaLynRose
Appy, Arpita's