“F*ck perfection, it doesn’t exist. We’re on a mission to inspire babes the world over to love themselves.”
These are the words of the new Missguided campaign.
The images which they used for the campaign show women like you and me. Some have stretch marks and cellulite. Others have big butts and tummies.
You see black and white girls smiling in the camera in their whole “imperfection”.
The message is clear – #keeponbeingyou. Don’t try to look like the models in Vogue magazine, don’t hide your flaws.
We are always looking for perfection. Aren’t we?
We aspire ideals.
Is the message of the camapign really that simple?
Just be yourself and everything is going to be allright?
Spoiler alert: I’m imperfect.
The images you can see here are photoshopped.
What do I do while editing my photos? On these here I dyed my hairline a bit, so the contrast won’t be that strong.
I removed all my little blemishes and spots. I also lightened up my dark circles.
Sometimes I’m thinking about leaving the images unwrought. To show you my unedited face.
But I think it’s prettier that way. Spots are temporary. Sometimes you sleep well and sometimes you don’t.
What I’m always leaving unedited is me.
I was never thinking about changing my face or body type via Photoshop.
My thighs aren’t as small as I’d like them to. They touch each other and #dontmindthegap. I’m having a bloated belly pretty often. And although I’m quite tall for a woman my torso is long and my legs short. So actually…I don’t look like I’m tall.
Is anything of that bad at all?
Sometimes I’m self-displeased. I wish I could change myself here and there a bit. Like real life Photoshop.
And I think everyone has the exact same feeling from time to time. Or longer times.
It’s not always as simple as the campaign tries to tell you. There are days when I look in the mirror and I tell myself that I’m ugly. You see all those beautiful girls everyday and you think you are not.
Am I myself on the photos here? Yes. It’s me.
First of all I have to tell you that I’m a photogenic person. Which also means that I’m looking better on photos than in real life (haha, personal opinion about myself). So maybe this is a prettier me. 😀
Nevermind my stupid jokes.
I think it can be hard to be you.
It starts in school when kids decide to bully someone. Maybe because the other person weighs above average or is suffering from acne.
In this young age people start to protect their selves by hiding. They don’t face the fear.
And also in adult life things like that happen.
I hope that everyone finds a chance to be true to to the person and body they are.
It’s a long way from self-doubts to love. But I’m sure going that way is worth it.
And maybe the Missguided campaign is the beginnig of a new era. For children to grow up with more natural and individual beauty ideals.
What do you think?
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