So the judicious MORE magazine, you know the one who’s supposed to make it ok to be over 40, has a piece on page 38 of the Nov. issue about your closet. Is your closet too old? Designer Chris Benz shows you how to look slimmer, sexier and ten years younger! Apparently, if your clothes are older than Justin Bieber, you’re in danger of dressing old.
Oy vey! Even MORE has to revamp the over 40 to look slimmer, sexier and of course younger!
My real problem with the piece however, is that the real woman guinea pig, Diane Herbst, a 51-year old journalist, is made to clearly look oversized in her before pic. The outfit, 3 size too large tweed black and white boxy jacket with a below-the knee chiffon skirt and flats makes her clearly look 40 pounds overweight. She has no shape whatsoever. If these clothes were really hers and ever fit her, it was several diets and decades ago.
Turn to the reveal on the next page and the woman has had a total makeover, complete with makeup, flat-ironed hair, great hip clothing and heels. Oh, and let’s not forget the digital enhance that wiped away those 40 pounds.
Honestly, it appears Herbst’s after pic has had a digital diet. Even her bare legs look digitally remastered to a thinner size–beyond the help of her new heeled pump. Oh yeah, MORE, her face has had a fairly significant retouch too, since it’s missing a few lines and is visibly slimmer.
Oh and by the way, her new outfit cost just a mere $2712.00! Digital Retouch: priceless.