Wednesday, 12 August 2009

There once was an ugly duckling.

This isn't exactly fashion related, but fashion is about appearances so I'm saying it's all relative. I was watching 'You have been watching' and it had clips from the American programme The Swan. I'd never seen it before but I can honestly say it looks like the most soul destroying programme that could ever be made. The basic concept is that they take "ugly" women and turn them into beauty queens. They have lock two women up in a house without mirrors and they have surgery, makeovers and counselling. The latter might redeem the situation somewhat, but I doubt it. Then, after making them "beautiful" they go and tell one of them they were just that bit better than the other and they go on to the beauty contest finale. The loser goes home and cries, and possibly becomes a serial killer, I don't know, as I say I haven't seen it all the way through.
The makeovers are downright creepy; they make the women look generic and tacky. This photoshoot on Foto Decadent reminded me so much of this. Which is, I guess, what they were going for. If so, I enjoy the irony. I was thinking how all the 'afters' look dead behind the eyes, but then I realised thats pretty much the general model face. I do enjoy these editorials with storylines, I often think that a sense of humour and personality is missing from fashion. I think I like this one, I'm not sure. Though for God sake Linda Evangelista I know you're amazing and everything but change your freaking facial expression every now and then!











4 comments:

emily said...

that tv show sounds really depressing. :(

ginny said...

i love how all of them are wearing the same frames! and all of them still look pretty.

Winnie said...

What's with the no glasses look? I find it really frustrating when shows like this decide that contact lenses are the way to go sometimes...glasses aren't that bad!

Lilee said...

this post is awesome! alot of them to need glasses?