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A tale of being Tatlered à la Princess Eugenie

March 18, 2008

tatlered2007mar5_mirr.jpgPictures of Princess Eugenie in the Tatler and Telegraph last week again raised the issue of digital retouching, with the poor 17-year-old undergoing the virtual equivalent of Pamela Anderson-esque cosmetic surgery. The Mirror took the story on with reporter Kate Jackson stepping under the virtual knife for her makeover. ‘I loved the inflated pneumatic cleavage and dainty nose,’ beamed the reporter/victim.

It’s the second recent high-profile example of retouching going too far on a magazine cover, with Kate Winslet having been stretched for a GQ cover.

How the Mirror revealed the touching-up of Eugenie

How the Mirror revealed the touching-up of Eugenie

The original Telegraph story based on the Tatler profile

The original Telegraph story based on the Tatler profile

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