While the April Issue of French Vogue features a somewhat creepy spread of model Lily Donaldson equipped with a pretend pregnancy, baby doll, and high-fashion look, this month's French Elle issue is trying something different...models shot without makeup or Photoshopping. Yippee!
Okay, okay, I know they're still thin, conventionally attractive and more or less ethnically homogeneous. Nevertheless, I think the conceept is definitely a step in the right direction. We've all seen body-shaming tabloid covers featuring stars looking *gasp* absolutely terrible (read: normal), sans makeup while walking the dog, picking up some groceries, or god-forbid, spending some time on the beach with a less than flawless body. I'm really pleased to see a publication feature women in their natural states for once.