Happy Girls are the Prettiest

Lessons from the Edge

I think we’ve all seen these articles, pictures, lifting of the skirt on the fashion industry and media. You know, the ones showing the original proof of a photo alongside its younger, sexier, Photoshopped twin. If you haven’t, check them out here:

Celebrities Before & After Photoshop

Even without having seen this, or one of the other million posts, articles, or sites devoted to this same trickery, I think it’s safe to say that most people are aware of the digital capabilities at the fingertips of magazine editors. So, why then, with this knowledge at hand, do so many smart, capable and beautiful women (and men) feel deficient, less than, sub-par?

Lucky enough to call a tropical paradise my home, I am surrounded by a veritable pantheon on a daily. Scantily clad surfers and beach bums, who do favors for their board shorts and bikinis, amble down the dusty dirt…

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