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It's a fact of modern life that in a post-Photoshop world, you can't take images at face value anymore. Besides being able to remove that red eye, photo retouchers have the power to subtract fat or add flesh, compose a group shot of celebrities who are scattered around the world, compensate for bad lighting, and even digitally Windex a dirty window. But sometimes they can get all Dr Frankenstein on us and start compromising their subjects' anatomical integrity. Limbs go missing, hands suddenly appear, and—in the recent case of Kimora Lee Simmons' Dare Me ad—entire bodies can end up being an amalgamation of a whole village of parts. Here are examples of some of the worst offenders.
Let's face it. No matter what, there are some people who are just hard to shop for — your astoundingly chic friend whose style you can only hope to emulate, your boss who seems to have everything, your anything-goes-but-not-really dad. And, the worst offenders might be creative folks, whose aesthetic can be tough to read
We don’t mean to brag, but New York City is the birthplace of a very important place: the nail salon. Back in 1878, an entrepreneurial woman opened Mrs. Pray's Manicure, the country’s first parlor for the treatment, filing, and buffing of nails. (Actual lacquer, as we know it, wasn’t invented for a few more decades.) read