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August 26 2010

Christina Hendricks becomes the face of London Fog Trenchcoats. And doesn't she look smoulderingly hot.

Wasn't London Fog name-checked in an early episode of Mad Men? ISTR them portraying the company as an American company with a manufactured image.

And more power to Christina who looks gorgeous, as always. I can't recall when I've been happier for an actor who has propelled thus into the media stratosphere.
Portraying them as an American company? They ARE an American company. Certainly nothing to do with London!
I keep seeing the Jezebel story linked all over. "Manufactured image" indeed.
This is a great thing, it can only be good for her career. And she does look great (they photoshop everyone, I wouldn't worry about it).
(they photoshop everyone, I wouldn't worry about it).

That right there is a pretty sad commentary.
But in this instance, 'shopping just doesn't make sense. She's known for her voluptuousness - it's kind of her trademark, along with being an amazing actor. Why mess with that?
It's an intriguing question, Tin Ear Tom...I have to wonder if the ever-fabulous Ms. Hendricks in a trenchcoat, naturally (aka without Photoshop mods), added a bit TOO much "va-va-voom" to the ad for London Fog's tastes. Ya know...bit too much "does she have anything on underneath the coat" for the usual LF-wearing crowd, maybe?

Though why have her be a spokesperson in that case...leaves the mind boggled, really.
"instant waist tuck."

Heh.
She looks fabulous. She definitely doesn't need her stomach cinched like that.
Oy, with the photoshop already! I understand up-ing the color and contrast, and getting rid of clothes wrinkles and red eyes. But seriousfully, who looks at a picture of Christina Hendricks and wants to alter that figure?!
Portraying them as an American company?

Yeah, my brain and typing fingers don't sync so well. I meant, of course, British.
Oy, with the photoshop already! I understand up-ing the color and contrast, and getting rid of clothes wrinkles and red eyes. But seriousfully, who looks at a picture of Christina Hendricks and wants to alter that figure?!


People with an advertizing-minded sense of proportion? After all - sometimes reality is unrealistic.

[ edited by brinderwalt on 2010-08-26 18:12 ]
Gawker has a great behind-the-scenes video of this photo shoot, and it certainly proves that Christina is completely stunning and absolutely sexy just as she is.

ETA: Not, of course, that any of us needed to be told that!

[ edited by Ildeth on 2010-08-26 18:26 ]
embers: (they photoshop everyone, I wouldn't worry about it).

The One True b!X: That right there is a pretty sad commentary.

Oh, gad, it sure is.

I haven't had enough coffee (with enough gin in it) yet to make me launch into the "5000 ways this here prevalent photoshopping is all wrong" post all y'all may be dreading (and I have to go downtown to the L.A. Fashion Capitol soon for lunch and a meeting and see some really fat size -2 models) but Jesu, Mary And All The Saints, the combination of pissiness and tiredness this here complex photoshopping subject arouses in me is almost self-defeating... if that makes sense.

So for now, from the same site (yay, Jezebel) check these out:

This Is How Your Jen Aniston Sausage Gets Made

Why You Must See Unretouched Images, And Why You Must See Them Repeatedly

Christina Hendricks is beautiful and doesn't need a waist tuck. Duh.
More on the shopping controversy: (from After Ellen)
Scandal!
To quote the late, great Oscar Wilde:
fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.


Evidently some things never change...
Why? I just don't understand it. Why hire someone as gorgeous as Christina, who is well known for her figure, and then alter it?

I mean, it's not like she's Lina Lamont or anything.

I seriously wonder if Christina and/or her representatives got to see these pictures before they were published. Because I can't imagine her agreeing to them. She, like Amber, is proud of her curves. (And well they should be.)
Looks like she has a bunion on her left foot.
And if she isn't perfect enough already, don't forget Christina has been D&D player, as has been previously reported on Whedonesque as discussed on her brother's Geeks On audio blog.

I, for one, would love to see her guesting on Felicia Day's The Guild, and/or cast in the next RPG-inspired movie.

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