Though the tone of my blog is forcefully optimistic, sometimes the What The Hell Flag needs to be raised. Upon seeing the image above, I had to question the motives for Cosmopolitan to so bizarrely Photoshop the beautiful body of Glee star Dianna Agron.
Their September cover shows the naturally stunning actress with a dramatically reduced waist, shrunken left hand, twigged-out arms, and harshly shadowed decolletage. Has Photoshop become such a normality that the media is now chopping, manipulating, and shading to a point of…ugly?
I get the need for polish in post-production as it can add to an artistic image, or correct lighting/’blemishes’ that would detract from the photo. This, however, is just art departments unnecessarily taking twenty pounds off of their cover stars. Is it expected? Is it asked of them? Where does photo editing cross the line into fakery?
Below, the body of Dianna Agron has been left as it is naturally. Gorgeous. Healthy. A body I would have no qualms seeing on the cover of any magazine. Would you?
Though I can’t commend her for the seasonality of it all (black velvet in August?!), I am dying over the ensemble Dianna Agron wore on the “Late Show with David Letterman” yesterday. The gorgeous sweetheart-bodiced and peplum-flounced Rosalia bonded dress is by Stella McCartney. A chic, striking look paired with the go-to appearance shoe, YSL’s Tribtoo pumps.
My favourite thing about her ‘look’ has to be the building departure from her Glee character, Quinn Fabray. From the start of Season One/the start of Dianna’s fame, we’ve seen her in outfits that could be interchangeable with her high-school-aged character. After cutting her hair off at the end of Season Two (AESTHETIC LIBERATION!), Dianna’s personal style has been more edgy, playful, and appealing overall. You can see it in her confidence.
Also, hot pink lipstick gets me everytime. Oh, Dianna.
Now that Glee has finished filming all of Season 2, Dianna Agron (aka Quinn Fabray) has decided to remedy a seven year itch. That itch? To cut all of her hair off. Dianna showed off her new, short blonde-highlighted hair to herTumblr followers via photo and video (which you can see below). I’m pretty sure she would be stunning bald. Do you love or hate it?
Barry Richardman strikes again. Seriously, why does everything Terry Richardson touch turn to skank? Glee is an incredible show with a golden reputation, but some PR person let the cast take a wrong turn here. GQ managed to get the ‘popular’ kids to pose in various near naked shots with no real structure. Sue Sylvester would have a field day with this.
In an added notch to the creepy Richardson belt, the accompanying interview quotes Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) as saying “I’ve never been shot in so little clothing…”, while locker room lollipop licker Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) tells GQ “I don’t know how they got me to do half the stuff I did…but I was in really good shape this summer, so…”. So WHAT? The minute I saw Cory Monteith‘s (Finn Hudson) wardrobe of double-standard layers I would have been out of there. View Post
This Carolina Herrera dress is underwhelming. On anyone else, in fact, I would probably stick it on a ‘worst dressed’ list for this years Emmys. That being said, Glee’s Dianna Agron – being perfect and all – makes it work.