I remember one sales manager of a women magazine told me the whole thing is escapism. That is what they are selling to women.
Keep that in mind when you see this clip on how a fashion picture shot happens. See this.
It is unbelievable how much it shows and says in just a minute. I found it fasinating how they take a beautiful woman, put her though 5 hours of make-up and shooting, then do about 4 days of Photoshop to come up with the picture. To me the final picture aint real but it looks real so is it any wonder so many women after seeing these pictures in magazines we sell for so long don’t feel pretty enough.