Cate Blanchett and The Economist offshoot magazine, Intelligent Life, did something together that seems almost unheard of these days. The Australian actress appeared on the cover without any Photoshop touchups. And I’ve gotta say, she looks amazing.
The 42-year old actress and mom was chosen not only because shes beautiful, but because she’s real. This photo shows that real women with careers , no matter if they work in the office or are Hollywood Stars, do age.
A rep for Intelligent Life said:
“Publishers want a recognisable person on the cover, with a real career; but they also want an empty vessel—for clothes and jewellery and make-up, which often seem to be supplied by the advertisers with the most muscle…Cate Blanchett, by contrast, appears on our cover in her working clothes, with the odd line on her face and faint bags under her eyes. She looks like what she is—a woman of 42, spending her days in an office, her evenings on stage and the rest of her time looking after three young children.” (Via: Racked.com)
However, Photoshop and retouching have become almost bad publicity for magazines and campaigns. Readers want to see real women, and companies have been responding. Unaltered photos are making their move on society more than ever, with the very natural Lady Gaga Harper’s Bazaar cover to the un-edited Make Up Forever ad campaign. I’d call this a win for real women everywhere!
Lovelies, what do you think of Photoshopping photos to make celebrities and models look “better”? Would you rather see more natural women?