So while perusing Target’s website the other day (did you know that they offer “online prices” cheaper than in the store?) I was looking at dresses. And the models in said dresses are all posy like this:
You got your smiles and your tug of the dress and flip of the hand and stuff like that. But then this kept showing up.
The tell is in the feet: They look like they’re suspended, but all of the other photos show women with feet flat on the ground. These photos also don’t show the model’s smile, whereas the other photos do.
The other thing? The shoulders, which in some photos are cut smaller, leaving weird pointy angles.
You know, the first photo I saw, I thought, hm that’s an oddly uncurvy model. And then I moved on. When I saw him in a second photo I was all, oh there’s that unfortunate person again. But when I saw another dozen photos I was all, HEY!
Levitating feet, shaved-off shoulders, weird two-dimensional cut and paste. Isn’t it funny how, in the quest to make picture-perfect people, somehow they stop looking like real people?