Madonna & the art of retouch: why is she wearing hand gloves again?

Madonna has started wearing gloves again, an example of body dysmorphobia or another marketing trick?

Earlier this week the Daily Mirror revealed: Madonna hates the appearance of her hands and says they are too ‘old ladyShe’s managed to work wonders with her face over the past few years thanks to Dr. Frederic Brandt, but hands have always been the big age giveaway,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.
The 51 year-old is reportedly said to be being treated by Dr Fredric Brandt in an effort to give her hands a more youthful appearance.

 The pop star has recently been seen wearing hand gloves on two separate occasions and is said to have kept her hands in her pockets at a charity event. Has she started developing body dysmorphobia?

Hard to say because the aging of her hands has been noticed in the media since 2007. Madonna is known for spending about a half million pounds every year to look younger, and earlier this year a report was published on the ‘retouch’ of her hands. But likewise reports had occured in the media which clearly illustrate that just like Michael Jackson … Madonna is not able to turn back time.

Madonna & the art of retouch: a famous example of how her 'looks' are created!

 Madonna’s looks & hands: the art of ‘retouch’!Madonna & the art of retouch: a hand example!

 

But maybe there is another reason why Madonna has started wearing gloves. For, she’s not the only one: her daughter Lourdes has started wearing ‘gloves without fingers’ as well.

Actually, as a matter of fact, Lourdes has recently made her first steps in becoming a fashion queen! Not only will the singer’s daughter get her own designs out in stores this August with the Material Girl Collection – including a hand glove (!),  but she’s also turning fashion blogger to promote it.

So what do you think? Is Madonna wearing gloves because she simply likes them to wear – possibly because she is suffering on a body dysmorphic disorder? Or … has Madonna started wearing gloves again as a marketing trick – for promoting her daughter’s efforts?

 

TRIBUTE:

“MADONNA – HANDS IN TIME”

2010:

Madonna & her daughter Lourdes - both wearing hand gloves (march 2010)

 

2009:

Madonna saying 'hello' (2009)

 

2008:

Madonna's right hand (2008)

 

2007:

Madonna's hands (2007)

 

1989:

Madonna's hands (1989)

Madonna's hands - album cover: 'Like a Prayer' (1989).

Madonna's hands - like a prayer (1989).

 

1985:

Madonna's hands - album: 'The First Album' (1985)

 

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Megan Fox thumbs: life of a celebrity with a hereditary cosmetic defect!

Megan Fox has a stubby thumb, featured with a short, broad fingernail!A tribute to the unusual thumb nails of beauty queen Megan Fox - she has BDD (Brachydactyly - type D).Megan Fox's right hand palm - notice the bulby thumb nail phalange!

Megan Hands – a tribute to her hands & fingernails!
Megan Fox thumbs: the story of her stubby thumb!

THE MEGAN FOX THUMB STORY – PART 1:

In the summer of 2009 Megan Fox’s right thumb became a hot news item in ‘gossip land’ after new photos revealed that the beauty – who was voted in 2008 by FHM as the sexiest woman in the world – has a rather remarkable ‘minor physical anomaly’ (MPA): a stubby thumb – featured with a broad, short fingernail in both hands (see the pictures below).

THE MEGAN FOX THUMB STORY – PART 2:

But Megan Fox’s thumbs became world news after a Daily mail reporter had noticed that when Megan Fox appeared on february 7, 2010 in a Motorola commercial during the Super Bowl event … her hands were replaced by a ‘hand double’ with much longer fingernails: see the pictures below!

Megan Fox’s right thumb (left) + an impression from the Motorola Super Bowl commercial (right), featured with the youtube version of the full commercial (below):

Megan Fox's thumb of her right hand.The standin 'hand double' in the Motorola Super Bowl commercial!

- MORE FAMOUS HANDS & FINGERNAILS -

 

The recent news about Megan Fox’s clubbed thumbs has generated a rainbow of negative responses. But probably miss Fox is not responsible her for the hand double replacement in the Motorola Super Bowl commercial – which was probably a decision made by the producers (last year a likewise report was noticed regarding the hands of Madonna).

A few more impressions of Megan Fox’s thumbs & fingernails:

Clubbed thumbs: a Megan Fox thumb tribute.

Megan Fox's stubby thumb is featured with a bulbly short thumb nail phalange.

A final but not unimportant notification…

Knowing about Megan Fox’s little imperfection will help other people to realize that – when not overplayed by the owner – any small cosmetic defect might only add to the charms of the person!

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Michael Jackson's wax cast of his right hand is available at Madame Tussauds.

Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds in London!

Michael Jackson is well-known around the world. And quite a few people are aware that Michael Jackson’s body cast can seen at Madame Tussauds. Nevertheless, it is sort of a ‘public secret’ that “Madame Tussauds” also presents certain body parts of Michael Jackson – in London and Las Vegas you can find wax casts of his hands!

By the way, Michael Jackson belongs to a very small group of celebrities who’s body cast is presented in at least 6 out of the 9 dependances of “Madame Tussauds” in well-know metropolians of the world. The other celebrities who share this honour are: Angelina Jolie (8), Beyonce (6), Brad Pitt (8), Elvis Presley (6), George Clooney (6), George W. Bush (7), Johnny Depp (6), Madonna (7), Marilyn Monroe (6), Princess Diana (6).

It is also interesting to notice that Michael Jackson’s hand cast present much more details about his hands than any public photo available! Hand experts have noticed that Michael Jackson’s hand lines are rather remarkable and present a tell-tale – for example: take a look at his ‘double head line’, which is known in the fields of palmistry as a sign of a ‘double nature’ and an ‘eccentric personality’.

The famous palmist Cheiro wrote about the ‘double line of head’:

“A double line of head is very rarely found, but when found it is a sure sign of brain power and mentality. Such people have a perfectly double nature — one side sensitive and gentle, the other confident, cold, and cruel. They have enormous versatility, great command of language, a peculiar power of playing and toying with human nature, and generally great will and determination.”

Michael Jackson's hand at Madame Tussauds.

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Michael Jackson’s single white hand glove!

Famous hands: the hand of a celebrity

Famous hands: what does the celebrity’s hand reveal?

Hands reveal a lot more than one could expect about a celebrity! Various sources on the internet present interesting materials about the famous hands of celebrities, including: high quality hand photos, handprints & sometimes even the fingerprints!

The following 2 sources present both a long list (20+) of article focussed on the hands of famous celebrities:

• 1 – Famous hands: the hand of celebrities
• 2 – The hands of famous people

HandFacts presented earlier ‘celebrity hand-reports’ about:
Barack Obama – a hand full of power!
Madonna – the hand of retouching!
Michael Jackson – a manicurist’s worst nightmare!

Madonna can no longer hide her age: it is visible in her hands.

Madonna's hands can no longer hide her age.

The hand of Madonna can no longer hide her age.

Madonna is often discussed because of her tight body, she says it’s the result of a combination of yoga and pilates.

Unfortunately for the 50-year-old Queen of pop her hands can no longer hide her age. The skin of Madonna’s hand is visibly older and the veins are very clearly visible. Whether Madonna will take her hands to a cosmetic surgeon she will likely never tell, because her other suspected plastic surgery was never folder out either.

Sorry Madge, you can’t turn back time on the hands. However, after watching her perform, she still has the energy and drive of someone in their 20′s. Which would you rather have – her looks… or her energy?

By the way, the authenticity of Madonna’s hands in the H&M clothing line is questioned by photography experts (see also the pictures below):

Michelle Facey from David Martin photography studio said:

“I am shocked by what I am seeing. Quite simply, these are someone else’s hands. Madonna has always had quite veiny hands but there is not a line, wrinkle or vein in sight. While it is possible that they have been totally digitally re-touched – her natural skin colour being built up to effectively smooth down the veins – it is more likely that they actually belong to a woman in her twenties.

If you look at the size of her fingers on the right hand compared with her thumb on the left, they are not on the same scale. Her right hand consists of huge, sausage-like fingers, far bigger than its usual size, and is totally out of proportion with the other. Alternatively, Madonna could have had hand fillers injected into the skin of her hands to give them a plumper, more youthful, appearance. But with ever-advanced digital technology, almost anything is possible nowadays, and anyone or any body part, can be made to look younger.”

Maddona's H&M 'Nitrolicious'.Is this really Maddona's hand in the H&M 'Nitrolicious' line?

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