Posts tagged "ad campaigns"

Frisky Rant: Weight Watchers’ Repulsive New Ad Campaign Asks Women To Publicly Confess Their Shame … For Eating

This ad for Weight Watchers “Smart Ones” frozen meals popped up before a YouTube video I was watching, and I actually had to watch it twice all the way through to realize it wasn’t some kind of satire or parody. Unfortunately, it’s real. And it’s terrible.

“We brought women like you together i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2014

New Louis Vuitton Ads Showcase Michelle Williams’ Flawless Brows And Ability To Wear Any Lip Color

I’ve had last fall’s Louis Vuitton ads starring Michelle Williams pinned on my eyebrow vision board for months now (What? You don’t have a vision board dedicated to achieving your ideal brows?). I’m beyond thrilled that she’s been tapped as the face of the brand’s spring accessories campaign, if only because it gives me some…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 13, 2014

Anne Hathaway “Got Milk” Ad Campaign Cancelled Due To Lactose Intolerant Star Suffering From Flatulence And Diarrhea

Ok, this is just getting sad. After the Oscars, the anti-Anne Hathaway sentiment was harsh, but to drag it out for this long is just really sad and mean spirited. Yes, Anne can be annoying (or so the Internet claims), but she’s a fantastic actress, and in the end, isn’t that what matters?
Even then,…

Celeb Dirty Laundry / August 23, 2013

Wes Anderson And Roman Coppola Make Short Films For Prada

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are something of a movie-making dream team, and they’ve taken their quirky, manic-pixie-dream-film aesthetic and lent it to Prada for a series of advertorial vignettes. Their collaborative campaign for the fashion house’s latest perfume, Candy L’eau, stars French actress Lea Seydoux as the titular Candy, a baby bangs-wearing ingenue trapped…

Rachel Krause / March 31, 2013

I Guess There Are Some Dior Bags Somewhere In These Pretty Photos Of Marion Cotillard

Whoever is behind the Dior campaign castings sure knows how to pick ‘em! Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Kate Moss all currently represent the fashion house in some form — a pretty flawless roster if you ask me. Marion Cotillard, one of my Frenchie favorites, has been the starring face of Lady Dior…

Rachel Krause / March 21, 2013

Kate Moss Gets The Royal Treatment For The Sunday Times

Britain’s Sunday Times is set to unveil its annual Best Dressed List this weekend, so naturally they’ve Photoshopped the faces of English style icons onto the busts of English monarchs. As you do! Kate Moss is the long-standing unauthorized (yet widely acknowledged) Queen of England, of course, but this makes the whole thing a touch…

Rachel Krause / March 6, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld Taps Tilda Swinton To Front His Latest Chanel Couture Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld is one kooky old bigot (whom I happen to find quite endearing, though others may not agree and despite the fact that I am most definitely too fat for his tastes anyway), but he is now responsible for one of the best moves ever made in the history of celebrities-as-fashion faces. It involve…

Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Her Love Of Photoshop

“Oh my god, I haven’t seen [the new Dior campaign]. That doesn’t look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it’s Photoshop, people don’t look like that.”
— Oh, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, always coming up with new, ridiculously endearing ways to worm herself even deeper into…

Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Lizzy Caplan Stars In A Perfect Parody Of Fashion Films

Here’s a confession for the books: despite my fondness for all things fashion, I hate to watch “fashion films.” It’s not because they aren’t aesthetically lovely (they are) or because I don’t want to know about the latest, hippest song that will be on everyone’s iPods come Fashion Week (I might). Honestly, these kinds of…

Rachel Krause / February 7, 2013

Are These Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Lingerie Ads Degrading To Women?

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has a reputation for cracking down on campaigns that are otherwise seen as, well, fairly innocuous. Maybe our country’s lack of a similar bureaucratic process has desensitized us to what is and isn’t acceptable for widespread, billboarded consumption (see: anything ever released by the ironically-named American Apparel), or maybe English…

Rachel Krause / January 23, 2013

Saint Laurent Paris Chooses An Unlikely New Campaign Face

We have substantial reason to believe that Hedi Slimane, designer, photographer, and newly minted creative director at Yves Saint Laurent, lives by the mantra “go big or go home.” There was no question that the former Dior Homme boss would give the historic French house a firm shake-up once he landed the coveted position early…

Rachel Krause / January 9, 2013

Even Kate Moss Gets Thoroughly Photoshopped Sometimes

Is nothing sacred? Not even Kate Moss is safe from unrepentant abuse at the hand of the blur tool, and she was practically born of God’s holiest vision. Chilean fashion line Basement, which Moss is apparently the face of, took it upon themselves to be like, “Let’s just put her eyes a little farther over…

Rachel Krause / December 5, 2012

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina’s pillow talk, wouldn’t you?) Well, you’re in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly price…

Rachel Krause / October 9, 2012

Watch: First Look At Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

High-street and department store collaborations with luxury fashion houses are commonplace these days, what with stores announcing a new capsule collection every five minutes (or so it seems). But for all of the brands that choose to affordably market their wares to the mainstream, there are a few whose ethos seem quite at odds with…

Rachel Krause / October 2, 2012

Disney Characters Go Under The Knife For Barneys’ Holiday Campaign

In the latest installment of fashion’s never-ending quest to butcher every chaste relic of childhood, Barneys New York has cast beloved Disney characters as this year’s subjects of their famed holiday campaign. They aren’t quite the precious figures you might recall; in fact, the luxury department store has given these familiar faces a bit of…

Rachel Krause / August 31, 2012

Lucky Magazine Set To Become An Even Bigger Drain On Your Credit Card

I guess the “want” stickers in the front of the magazine just weren’t cutting it anymore — on August 17th, Lucky will launch myLuckymag.com, the shopping and style glossy’s first foray into the world of e-commerce. By offering a selection of items from various retailers curated by the mag’s editors all in one hot spot,…

Rachel Krause / August 9, 2012

To Hell With “Plus Size,” It’s All About “Your Size”

Step aside, Victoria’s Secret Angels: the gorgeous — and I mean gorgeous — Robyn Lawley is about to make some size-14 waves in the lingerie circuit. She’s the new face of Boux Avenue, a major chain of lingerie stores based in the UK, which is particularly refreshing and awesome in that it doesn’t define itself…

Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012

I Want To Go To There: Louis Vuitton’s Custom Train

Remember the custom-built, $8 million train that rolled into the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter show at Paris Fashion Week a few months ago? It isn’t being put in storage just yet–in fact, it’s been reconstructed in a New York studio to serve as the backdrop for the collection’s ad campaign. Steven Meisel shot the ads, starring…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2012

What Do Fashion Ad Campaigns Need More Of? Cats, Duh.

If there is one thing in this life that I know for absolute certain, it’s that everything is better with cats (if you disagree, I don’t want to hear it; your argument is moot). I adore cats, and I also adore fashion, so when the two unite — which they often do — I’m i…

Rachel Krause / March 21, 2012

Milk Vows To Help “Men Living With PMS”

The milk ad campaigns of yore have been, for the most part, non-offensive. I mean, there’s not too much to argue with in the slogans “Does a Body Good” and “Got Milk?” But the California Milk Processor Board is taking a new approach which I find totally obnoxious. Their new ads riff on a recent…

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