Bloggers are often the whistleblowers calling out magazines and brands for Photoshop fails. But what happens when the blogger herself is the victim of overzealous Photoshop? That whistle is going to blow even louder.
That's what happened to Maegan Tintari, a style blogger who found herself on the receiving end of some classic fashion airbrushing. Tintari, who pens the blog ....love Maegan, signed a deal with a handbag company called Brahmin to promote their bags. She took photos of herself with the accessories, sent in the pics and Brahmin selected a few for its fall catalogue.
But when Tintari saw the results in print, she says she couldn't believe her eyes. "My photo had indeed been altered... but at first I couldn't tell what on earth had been done to even get my face to look like that," she blogged in an entry entitled, "Photo Retouching Gone Too Far... THAT'S NOT MY FACE."
When she wrote to the company, they claimed that while they did crop the photos and fix the resolution, "we did not photoshop or thin you out."
Tintari begs to differ, pointing out that "it was my nose that had been altered specifically, but nothing else."
Brahmin maintains that just coloring and resolution, not body-altering airbrushing, were the only changes made to the final product. Check out Tintari's pics for yourself, below -- do you think she's the victim of a Photoshop Fail?