Australia‘s Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and violence. Three of the ads, which are to be taken down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne, show model Lara Stone surrounded by shirtless men with her head laying in one man’s lap while another appears to be climbing over her. While it suggests group sex or a foursome, it’s not necessarily violent. Why does anything that implies group sex often interpreted to also imply rape? I’m sensitive to the glamorization of sexual violence, too, but this one’s a stretch, Aussies. What do you think?
[Business Review Australia]
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OK all you Gleekers — we’ve got a DIY for all of you that is easy, fun and so darn cute!
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This morning, as I was putting on my makeup, I felt a little sad. What was once my signature look is no more. I used to have really thick, long hair, and it was my favorite accessory. Then I stupidly volunteered to be a hair model, and had all of my hair chopped off. I didn’t mean for it to happen — but now I’m dealing with growing back eight inches of hair that was mercilessly taken away from me.
My hair was my signature look, but I’ve had others in the past — like the horrible two-year period in college when I thought wearing dresses over flared jeans was a good idea. It may make me cringe now, but that was my thing back then. For Lady Gaga, it’s not wearing pants (and generally dressing like a cuckoo). For Katy Perry, it’s ’50s-inspired glam. Do you have a signature style or must-have accessory that really says to the world “This Is Me”? Keep reading »
It’s not often a girl can pull off purple and yellow in one outfit. Or green and orange. Or red and turquoise. Or … you get the idea. But you won’t have to worry about clashing if all the colors of the rainbow are on one adorable color wheel. This 22k gold pendant hangs from an 18k gold chain and adds an instant “art school” look to any bland outfit. Time to brush up on your color theory!
Time for another round of Would You Wear. Today, we’re debating Pendleton’s collection for Opening Ceremony. Julie says she loves this stuff “in a huge way.” As for me, I secretly like the iconic American textile look, but probably wouldn’t wear it out in public (the onesie is a bit extreme for me). What do you think of this look? Would you wear it? [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
Yesterday, my friend and fellow Frisky staffer Jessica IM’d me a link that took me to these furry clogs for sale on Endless.com:
Jessica: Talk me into or out of these clogs.
Leo: Hmm … out of, I think.
Jessica: Really? I need new boots for winter. I can’t find my old ones.
Leo: Well, a furry clog does not a winter boot make … Keep reading »