Hi there, American Apparel. I was prepared to defend your bush mannequin and I was responding really positively, as Tim Gunn would say, to your 62-year-old lingerie model. But then you went and posted a thong ad on your Tumblr featuring a peek-a-boo of a perfectly waxed asshole riding a bicycle, or as a commenter called it, “sidehole.” While the model’s butthole looks quite pristine (see the NSFW version after the jump), it’s just too much. I cannot. Thoughts? [American Apparel via Inagist] Keep reading »
American Apparel’s latest lingerie model is gorgeous, standing at six-feet tall with long hair and beautiful full lips.
She is also 62.
Jacky O’Shaughnessey is modeling once again for American Apparel, only this time she stripped down for their lingerie line. The tagline on Jacky’s beautiful image reads, “Sexy has no expiration date.”
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There’s a dark period in my life that I don’t walk about very much. It’s the time when I lived in a Brooklyn neighborhood called Bushwick. You’ve probably seen it on “Girls.” Fittingly, my roommate then worked at American Apparel. It was a brief but memorably terrible time of warehouses, leotards and constantly feeling squicky about gentification. In addition to my genuine disgust at their CEO Dov Charney, I have pretty much avoided going into an American Apparel ever since. This video from Second City Network is a reminder why. [YouTube]
Look, American Apparel has done something I actually like! No, not that ridiculous nerd glasses/high-waisted panties/knee socks outfit — I’m talking about the hairy bush poking through the edges of the panties. A reader of the blog Gothamist spotted this ode to the ’70s-era bush on a mannequin in one of AA’s New York City stores. OK, the mannequin would still be 92 lbs. soaking wet, but that’s what my dark-haired friends and I look like down there and it’s really NBD. Sorry, professional waxers! I wonder if this means AA is selling merkins down. Do they come in hot pink? [Gothamist] [Image via Gothamist]
But I will. After the jump. With ample warning that it is very NSFW. And bloody. So, you know, if you click onward, don’t blame me if you hate what you see. Keep reading »
Meet Jacky. She’s the newest American Apparel model, and someone who is solidly outside of its 15 to 30 demographic. We’re not sure how old Jacky is, but it’s safe to say she’s probably old enough to be a lot of other AA models’ mom. Which is why it’s cool that AA tapped her to star in its new series of “Advanced Basics” ads.
Of course, this being AA, they couldn’t simply allow for a classy ad featuring Jacky striking a pose; one of the photos features Jacky in those stupid dual color tights, spread eagle on the floor, showing the world her crotch. So yeah, they’re equal opportunity pervs. [Fashionista]
Dov Charney’s hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO — brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a “sex slave” — and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21, said three years ago, when she was a student, Dov locked her inside his Manhattan apartment and kept her there as his personal sex slave, forcing her to perform oral sex for several hours.
Lawyers for Dov Charney paint a different story. They say that Irene Morales pursued Dov, offering sex while trying to get him to give her one of his laptops to use for school, as well as money. His legal team used the two arguments that always come up in these young-girl-accuses-rich-guy-of-sex-abuse scenarios: she’s trying to extort him (money grubbing!) and she had sent explicit photos and messages where she promised sex acts in exchange for goodies (slut!).
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Amelia: Eek! American Apparel has dog hoodies now!
Jessica: Amelia, no.
Amelia: What? Lucca gets cold sometimes during the winter and these are only $16!
Jessica: That’s not what I mean. Dov Charney [CEO of American Apparel] is gross and he shows 17-year-old girls his penis! Keep reading »
“It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because the larger message gets lost. The problem with me is that my personal sexuality, or whatever, has been used against me, and it’s taken away from our ideas. It’s like a great gay guy had fantastic ideas, it’s 1964 and everybody’s like, ‘Geez, geez, he screws guys in the asshole.’ Yeah, he screws guys in the ass…so what? I like to fool around with girls. Get over it.”
Don’t you just hate when a guy claims to be liberal, progressive, forwarding-thinking, etc. but he’s actually kinda sexist, icky and gross? American Apparel CEO Dov Charney wins the Stop Patting Yourself On The Back, Dude, ‘Cause You’re Actually Not As Liberal As You Think Award. Keep reading »