I think the “retouching” occurred prior to the photo being taken …
But, in all seriousness, there’s enough plastic procedures out there, at least this blog gives us a break by offering “untouched” and un-photopshopped” pictures. It’s refreshing, and restoring faith in human beauty.
I agree with you Isabelle we could honestly suspect that the retouching has happened before the picture was taken :-)… Apart from that, great refreshing picture! It’s always interesting to see “normal people” with so many different styles on this blog…
yes there has been some help along the way here. Do people even know what “natural” looks like anymore?!
Oh, I’m no judge of whether there have been surgical procedures performed in the past. And it doesn’t matter to me whether they’re models — okay actually, that makes it all the more interesting. Because there are shapes, textures, and shadings here (at least in the larger version of the photo) that we wouldn’t be allowed to see in a more commercial beachwear photo. These natural aspects of the human body make the photo more beautiful, refreshing, and encouraging to me than an eerie weirdly smooth and trim airbrushed photo would be.
Who are these woman? I wonder if they are on vacation or if they live in Miami and this is just part of how they spend their regular old weekends? Such a foreign way of life for me up here in Canada! Facinating!
In defense of “think”, I hear what he/she is saying – that this isn’t really the best example of sartorialism, per se. There is simply not enough apparel to make it an actual “fashion photo” in the usual manner of this blog.
This is more of a “snapshot of a moment”-type photo.
So while scantily-clad bikini babes will definitely capture the attention and interest of some viewers, it will not particularly interest the majority of the readers – who are hard core fans of street fashion.
Yes, it is. If you think of bathing suits all the way back through history you’ll see that this is totally about fashion. Most people really don’t get it… Stop envying the girls and try to see the whole picture, think of what it represents in the whole context.
I love the light of this photo. I don’t understand some comments about the lack of style. I don’t think it’s always a matter of style and clothes, here, on Sartorialist. I see “moments”, some of them are poetic, in a certain way. http://www.webelieveinstyle.net
I adore Miami. Yes it is full of fake breasts and butts for that matter but I miss the warmth and I miss the humidity and I miss the sunshine, the beach. No it’s not fashion but it makes me long for a dip in that ocean which is so so beautiful and a snooze on the lounger..
I don’t like this. The white bikini top, and the big round breasts that it holds up, stands out and seems to be the focal point of the picture. I feel like a naughty little boy with my eyes drawn directly to her chest instead of appreciating the scene as a whole (I am a young woman btw, and I think breasts are very beautiful generally).
Also, I visit this site to gain inspiration from the street style, so perhaps that’s why I have no love for this picture.
I agree with the above posters that, while it is a pleasant beach scene, there’s nothing particularly stylish about it. It is “authentic” only in the sense that it realistically portrays Miami, which has among the highest rates of cosmetic augmentation in the world.
Funny how many hate this (probably because they are jealous of the pretty,young women) and still find time to comment. Over 90 entries so far. This is street fashion for Miami, don’t say ugly things, it sounds bad. Get out there and get some sun!!
I don’t think jealous is the right word for how people are responding. Anyone can get their boobs done. I think the responses have more to do with the obsession of plastic perfection instead of real beauty and style being celebrated . Isn’t that really what this website is about ?
No, this website is not about fashion, it’s about style. They are not the same thing.
I agree with Morgan. All I see are big breasts in a plain looking white bikini. Otherwise, it’s kind of a generic beach shot. There’s nothing interesting about their expressions, and that’s not a very flattering angle for the girl in black’s face. She’s obviously really pretty, but here her jaw looks distorted.
I’m sure straight men love this one, but I’m not really feeling it. If the bikinis weren’t super plain, I’d probably like it more, as I could use some beachwear inspiration.
This photo represents “lifestyle” to me. Fashion is part of a lifestyle. And this is a very nice lifestyle :)
Hey folks, the comments on whether someone’s boobs are “original” or “added later” are really horrible! Newsflash: they come in various shapes and sizes, and just because they don’t look like yours (unless you’re lucky!), it doesn’t mean it’s okay to be spiteful and speculate about their origin. Maybe they’re real, maybe they’re not, but suggesting that they’re not just because they look awesome is really uncool. It’s also incredibly anti-woman!
and each comment has a piece of the truth. we can each take what we enjoy the most. my eyes are actually much more drawn to the left- the genuine smile- and more nuanced presentation. but the contrast is lovely. and the feeling of sun and salt is very timely and welcome.
Beautiful photo! Plastic surgery or not, both women look like they’re enjoying themselves and that’s the most important thing. When you’re in a beach as beautiful as the South Beach, I don’t think you’d have time to think of whether the girl next went under the knife.
This reminds me of a Pre-Raphaelite painting of mermaids I once owned ( a poster not the original!). Does anyone know the one I mean? They are posed just so, and the figures are very similar. If anyione can figure it out tell me the painter.
You are complexed? I can understand. I am complexed about my “bottom”. What helps a great deal, is not to wear something two sizes too small, so it does not attract attention to its size. Plus it does not look as thoughI was screaming – look over there everyone!
I’m both amazed and disappointed at the number of commenters who have the nerve to judge a creation (the photo, the website, the talent, etc) which is not their own as if it were their own.
Constructive criticism (whether positive or negative) is one thing, but negative, judgmental opinions based on one’s personal morals or standards are a whole other thing. If you fall into the second camp then you have a choice to move on to something that doesn’t offend. But to urge or insinuate that the creator (again, whether its the photographer, webmaster or the talent) needs to change his or her approach is a bit selfish.
Wow, this is an amazing shot. We love the brightness of the uncomplicated and contrasting colors – the black and white bathing suits really add to the picture! Another great white suit is the Zig Zag Mesh One Piece by Anne Cole. The simple style and beautiful white are enough to make anyone’s head turn.