The brilliant, talented, funny and smart MUA Kay Montano has a must read blog http://www.kaymontano.com/2012/01/27/why-fake-your-lashes-when-you-can-grow-them-nadine-baggott/ and I have contributed an article on lash growth serums in case your lashes are in need of a little love
Beauty Or Beast – Fake Breasts
According to a survey of 1,500 British women considering breast augmentation, carried out by www.mybreast.org (yes a site with that name really exists) and, contrary to popular media myths, the women we least want to emulate when we consider going under the knife is Victoria Beckham and Jordan, instead preferring a more natural Charlotte Church type figure.
Now the problem with this, of course, is that Charlotte Church’s breast are entirely natural, and this is the problem that I have with many breast implants – they look obviously fake. Which means that if you spend enough time looking at celebrity magazines, and watching E! television programmes like Girls Of The Playboy Mansion*, you forget what real breasts look like.
As Kate Moss-A-Like in the breast department, I have made a past time of studying women’s breasts both real and fake and have to tell you that the most beautiful breasts I have ever seen belonged to a very young Helena Christensen – jaw droppingly beautiful; the perfect pert small C with glorious tanned skin to match.
Now if I was ever to have cosmetic surgery I would want bigger breasts, but the trouble is I have not seen a fake pair that I really like. And this is because of two things – the growing number of women who want obviously fake breasts like Victoria Beckham’s, and secondly, something I have long suspected in the truly A list celebrity world, the very best breast jobs are virtually undetectable.
To illustrate this point look at the Estee Lauder adverts closely next time you see them, as Carolyn Murphy is rumoured to have had a breast augmentation, but only to a perfectly natural looking B cup, and what about Giselle Bundchen? I am not sure she has false breasts, but the rest of her is so very slim it wouldn’t surprise me, and what’s more one stylist I know swears that when squeezed into a corset they tend to rise into two give-away, half moons under her chin.
And then there is Elizabeth Hurley. She always had great bosoms, but then lost a lot of weight and seemed almost flat chested for a while, but now she is slim and with breasts (and knows Carolyn Murphy really well). And then there is the queen of ageless breasts, Madonna. I saw her in concert and she has the body fat percentage of a man, has had two children, is 48 and yet still has gravity defying, beautifully full breasts. How?
I am not sure if any of these women have fake breasts, but if they do I want the number of their surgeons now. So fake breasts – beauty or the beast? I suspect both, depending on the talent of your surgeon.
• www.mybreast.org is a website that helps women considering breast augmentation to find a reputable surgeon accredited to the British Association of Aesthetic plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) in the UK.
* By the way I do know that Bridget, one of Hef’s girlfriends, breasts are real, but it’s Holly’s and Kendra’s that you can’t take your eyes off. They defy description.