Went to check in on my favorite swimsuit model this morning and I guess they heard the message! If you have no idea what’s going on read my last blog post www.blogilates.com.
Was browsing some new spring bikinis and found this awesome leopard print 2-piece! Let me share with you my magical shopping experience.
It’s 11pm on Monday night March 10th, 2014. I’m taking a break from work and am on the Target website, juniors swim section.
1. Oh look! OMG such a cute swimsuit. Let’s zoom in on that print!
2. Oooooohhh leopard print! Love!!! Mint, lavender…wait…why’s there something sharp under her armpit?
4. Wait, do you see what I see?
5. Umm it might just be me, but her crotch has a square shape cut into it and there’s a growth out of her side hip.
My expression at this exact moment of realization that
Target, really? Which design intern did you hire to alter the shape of this beautiful model? And why? I mean…I don’t support photoshopping a woman’s body to sell beauty and beautiful things, but really, if you were gonna do it, could you have at least hired someone more qualified for the job?!!??
All jokes aside, I am actually glad they didn’t get an experienced photoshop artist to touch up this photo. It lets us all know ONCE AND FOR ALL that someone out there is calling the shots on what the standards on beauty are supposed to be in fashion and media. This is simply demeaning to women everywhere. I just wrote a blog post about how social media sites like Tumblr and Pinterest are helping to battle the ED craze by posting warning messages when you type in “skinny” and “thigh gap” into search. Progress. Good. But it’s sooooo sad to see big powerhouse companies like Target who have SUCH an influence on young people everywhere FAIL at using their power in a positive way.
Why Target? Why?
But you know what…I have a conspiracy theory. Maybe the artist who did this disaster of a photoshop job was actually REBELLING by doing such a horrendous touch-up. Maybe it was a hidden message to us all! Ha, wouldn’t that be something?
What are your thoughts on this? I’m curious to hear your opinions.
Images courtesy of Target.com.
My macrobiotic plate today! From top left clockwise: wakame seaweed, quinoa topped with sesame seaweed crisps, salad, and avocado atop a bed of beets and sauerkraut. Oh yea and that’s a lemon. Best combo ever. I also had some baked chicken breast on the side for protein. Mmmm!!! You must try. What are you eating?
A little bit of inspiration for you all this Monday! It’s POPster Kristina from the app. I can see such a difference in her abs but also a nice lift in her chest! Must be those push-ups and single chest press pulses ;) I also love that she’s smiling in her before and after and still wearing glasses, looking beautiful. It always makes me laugh when informercials make the model wear no makeup and look totally unhappy in their before…and then for after, she can’t wear glasses, she has to have a blowout, and makeup is a must. Kristina you look fantastic. Congrats on your achievement! Keep going! #blogilatestransformation
Happy Monday!!! It’s week 2 of #mightymarch and here’s your new video. 5 moves to flatten your lower belly. After teaching you hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of moves over the years, I picked my top lower ab targeting moves that will truly tighten your belly pooch area. This workout KILLS! Just be sure to pair your exercise with clean eating (free clean eating meal plans on www.blogilates.com) and you’ll be sculpting the life and body of your dreams! Seriously. You can make this happen. Chisel that fit and strong bikini bod now!
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7u_sdYNS_k to do it with me.
Wow Instagram also shows an ED warning when you type in “skinny” in search. It’s great to see companies taking action where they feel some responsibility for the wildfire spread of unhealthy ideals. I’m not saying “skinny” is bad, it’s just that a lot of young females searching the word may be searching for thinspiration. “Thinspo” is rampant all over social media with no censor for what’s healthy and what’s dangerous. I also tried to type in #thighgap and nothing showed up. I think they banned it! Is it true for you too? Props to Instagram (I hear Tumblr does it too) for stepping in.
Went to the flea market today to try to find unique furniture pieces but no luck. So I took a pic instead :p Who else likes outdoor markets? Great for walking and seeing interesting things at the same time!
Bought a mango cutter because I have so much trouble peeling the skin off. I am also starting to collect cute kitchen inventions just cuz it makes me happy :) The cutter does step 1 and 2, got rid of the seed, but I had to do step 3 “the cubing” with a knife. Not sure if this purchase was necessary. What do you think?
Did you know that if you type in thigh gap on Pinterest that this eating disorder message comes up? That’s pretty amazing. Good job Pinterest. Remember guys - your beauty is not measured by the distance between your thighs! It’s your confidence, your talent, and your love for others! Happy Day Light Savings! Today we lose an hour :*(
Meet POPster Kaylee! She was obese for most of her life, sad, but knew she had to make a change. So she did. She went from 295lbs to 146lbs. Kaylee is 22 and does a combination of Blogilates, Insanity, and now she is training for a 10k! I love that Kaylee is shining with confidence and pushing herself to take on new challenges! Keep moving girl, you inspire us all! @edensank #blogilatestransformation
Dancing in the water this beautiful Saturday afternoon after a crazy workout that nearly killed me! I actually got dizzy. Oh man. Anyway, haven’t been on the beach in a long time. It’s pretty chilly but I needed a relaxing day outside just to center myself again. Crashing waves and blue sky - I’m feeling good. How are you? What are you up to today?
OMG!!! The update has arrived!!! POPsters - we now OFFICIALLY HAVE PROFILES!!! Who wants a follow?! (iOS update for the Blogilates App is available now…android will update in 2-3 hours) Thanks for voicing your opinions. I take your suggestions super seriously and now your ideas are real life. Ahh!!
Just had a fun food-filled day with my friends @Ecovegangal and @runeatrepeat at #expowest! I have never eaten more dairy free cheese and vegan meat in my life. Very cool seeing lovable brands like @questnutrition, @justins, @chobani, and @miraclenoodle here in action! And of course my amazing POPsters! What are you guys up to this fine Friday evening?
Highlighter nails cuz I’m high on life. What color are yours?