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Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Her Love Of Photoshop

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“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 our hearts. She loves Photoshop! Jen’s Miss Dior ads are stunning, but I love that she’s acknowledging that the otherworldly smooth, velvety skin in the photos is not the same skin she wears on a regular basis. (Undertones of Buffalo Bill? It is what it is.) It spares us all the self-doubt, not to mention the soul-searching trip to Sephora for Dior Airflash Foundation. But on the real, that stuff rules, just sayin’. It’s spray-on. [Crushable]

Lizzy Caplan Stars In A Perfect Parody Of Fashion Films

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Lana's H&M Video
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Sometimes I think to myself in French...

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 videos just sort of make me feel bad about myself — they invariably star some ethereal, flower-sniffing, French-speaking manic pixie dream girl whose lean, coltish thighs do not touch under any circumstances, wearing gorgeous clothes that look absolutely incredible on her and that I could afford only in my dreams. It’s all so wildly unrealistic — and, yes, aspirational — that it makes me want to laugh, right after I finish crying about my tragically unglamorous life.

Vena Cava, the quirky cool-girl line beloved by celebrities and edgy downtown darlings alike, figured out the formula for creating a truly unique fashion film unlike any other, and it includes a strong dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. Entitled “Fashion Film,” the video pokes fun at the kind of ad campaign that makes you want to cash in your closet for an Anthropologie catalogue and a Francoise Hardy record — and who better to star in the irreverent, subtly hilarious clip than the similarly irreverent, subtly hilarious Lizzy Caplan? “Fashion Film” is totally spot-on, and it’s reassuring to know that there’s one brand out there that doesn’t take itself soooooooo seriously. [Fashionista]

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

Her Best Looks: Rosie
The VS Angel always dresses to kill. Read More »
Rosie's Famous Lips
She claims they have a life of their own. We believe her. Read More »
Rosie's Burberry Video
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Rosie Looks Weird
RHW is gorgeous, but she looks like an alien on this cover. Read More »

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 people are just tightasses. Who knows! Either way, lingerie ads featuring scantily-clad women are pretty commonplace and decidedly inoffensive. They’re trying to sell lingerie, which you wear beneath your clothes, so chances are good that you’re not going to find many turtlenecks on any given woman in any given lingerie shoot. Especially not Victoria’s Secret stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, whose ads promoting her collaborative line with British retailer Marks & Spencer were evaluated by the ASA recently following complaints that the photographs in question were “overtly sexual, explicit, degrading to women and reinforced sexual stereotypes of women.” Keep reading »

Saint Laurent Paris Chooses An Unlikely New Campaign Face

Benjamin For YSL
The new Mr. Portman scores a YSL cologne ad. Read More »
High Fashion Felines
Ad campaigns could always use more cats. Read More »

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 last year, but he’s made some unprecedented changes to the très classic company. Like fucking with the name, for starters — just a few short months after his promotion, Slimane announced that he would be changing the universally recognized YSL brand to Saint Laurent Paris. The industry collectively gasped, and maybe dry-heaved a little. Now it seems that the new Saint Laurent under Slimane’s jurisdiction is packaged to appeal not to the elegant, uber-chic likes of its past demographic, but a hipper, more modern audience with retro sensibilities. Read: younger. Keep reading »

Even Kate Moss Gets Thoroughly Photoshopped Sometimes

Models Sans Airbrushing
See what these beautiful girls really look like! Read More »
"No Airbrushing" Policy
Faith Hill Redbook Photoshop photo
Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »
Photoshopped Venus
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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 here, and, oh, why don’t we take out the skin and replace it with plastic. Shiny plastic. There, that’s perfect.” Even The Sun thinks this just might be the most airbrushed photoshoot of all time, and you know if The Sun says it, it must be true. [AdWeek]

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

Brad & Angie Engaged
84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
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Angelina's "Brad" Tattoo
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Angelina As Maleficent
The first look at Angelina Jolie as evil Maleficent. Read More »
What's the mystery, Brad?

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 them at $5,000+). When we heard that Brad had been tapped as the star of an ad campaign for the brand’s iconic No. 5 fragrance, we thought it was a weird choice, but now we totally get it… and so will you, once you listen to one of the three 7-second recordings Chanel has released for the promotion. But don’t expect to see Brad’s glorious mug just yet: he is, as The Cut rightfully addressed, in Chanel time-out. We wonder what he did to deserve it… [The Cut]

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