See fashion model. See fashion model change from Plain Jane to extraterrestrial glamazon in two seconds. Good fashion model!
For today's fun visual experiment, I urge you to click over to this New York Times Style Magazine piece, where a photographer named Greg Kessler uses the power of the lens to capture the transformation of New York Fashion Week model Hanne Gaby Odiele. Drag the orange bar up and down to see how she looked before and after her makeup and hair were done. It. Is. Crazy. She doesn't even look like the same person with her hair pulled up, eyelids contoured like crazy and skin all smoothed out. And look at what those intense faux eyebrows do - they totally change the look of her face. She clearly has good bone structure and is built for modeling, but still, to see the metamorphosis like this is really fascinating (to me, anyways). This reminds me of my 7th grade dance recitals when we'd have our moms paint us up heavily (ie clownish pink circles on our cheeks and old fuschia lips) so our features could be seen beneath the harsh stage lights as we danced out hearts out to Janet Jackson.
In need of a little Fashion Show schadenfreude? I'm ashamed to even do this, but click on over to this Huffington Post piece for a series of frame-by-frame images captured as two models faceplanted on the runway at Bryant Park on Sunday. Clearly, tight, teeny dresses and dominatrix-esque platform heels do not mix (something I myself learned in kindergarten). And can I just ask, how did that model's poor arm not snap like a twig as she tumbled? Yowza.
PS Rest assured, no models were injured in these spills. And sales of nude thongs are sky-high.