I just wanted to share this lovely TED talk with you (I'm a big fan of those) and share with you some of my thoughts about the topic and it's increasing threat in the blogging industry.
Cameron Russell talks about her photos being "constructions", carefully put together by teams of hair stylists, make-up artists and photographers. She describes her face and body being carefully shaped to suit the demanding requirements of today's fashion world, and her fear that her character is becoming secondary to her looks. My big fear is that our modern-day mania with perfection has slowly made it's way into so many fashion blogs. I used to follow a number of bloggers, yet throughout time it seemed that their photos got more and more polished, their outfits more and more generic, and the posts they wrote more and more impersonal. Now, it's absolutely fine to improve and grow, however I have always thought that perfection belonged on the pages of Vogue while blogs were written by real women for real women. Now I am not going to sit here and say that I don't enhance my photos however I DO NOT photoshop my body or airbrush my skin to a point where Annie Leibowitz would want to eat her heart out.
I believe that the magic of blogging is in it's accessibility and honesty, so why are blogs progressively becoming more and more "constructed"?