We learned more about this buzzy corner of fashion-focused publicity, the media companies who manage it and the rise of out of home advertising.
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Push-up bra commercials tend to be pretty formulaic: Put a hot girl in bra, cut to lots of close-ups of her insane cleavage and call it a day. But this Taiwanese commercial for a Wacoal push-up bra turns that formula on its head. It begins with the usual lingerie fodder--lots of sensual shots of an attractive woman, her blouse oh-so-casually undone to show her lace bra peeking through. But then, this woman begins to undress and things get...well, very interesting.
The recent lawsuit brought against Dov Charney for allegedly choking an employee isn't the only reason American Apparel is in the news today: The retailer's risque digital campaigns have been deemed "irresponsible" by an advertising watchdog in the UK, The Telegraph is reporting. According to the complaints, American Apparel's ads featured "gratuitous" nudity and the sexualization of models who appear to be under 16. We know... shocker.
Give us a minute while we try--try--to collect our thoughts into actual pronounceable syllables to express our reaction to the 'trailer' for Lady Gag
The marketing department at British department store Harvey Nichols sure knows how to get people's panties in a twist (remember those "walk of shame
Do you find this David Beckham for H&M ad "offensive" and "unsuitable for children to see"? The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority has received three complaints to that effect, asking the industry watchdog to ban the ads, according to Vogue UK. Three people called the ad offensive, while two of those complaints stated the ad was "irresponsible" because "it contained material that they said was unsuitable for children to see." But don't worry--you haven't seen the last of Beckham's bulge: The ASA rejected the claims and defended the ads, pointing out there's no actual nudity and after all, it's an underwear campaign for chrissakes. The findings stated:
We've seen all the still shots from his H&M bodywear campaign, and word hit the streets a few weeks ago that a David Beckham for H&M commercial woul
Based on the ads we've seen from American Apparel in the new year, it seemed it was fair to say the struggling hipster retailer was returning to its racy roots--each new ad more shocking and porn-y than the previous one. To wit: pantless models climbing trees, topless models painting their nails or riding a horse (like the one at right), and one model whose pubic hair shows through her white lace panties that got everyone else's panties in a bunch. The ads are unquestionably provocative and we questioned whether the near-bankrupt retailer was returning to their '70s porn-esque advertising roots after a streak of more benign and conservative ads--including illustrated ones and one featuring founder Dov Charney working on his laptop--in an effort to drive up sales. But a new ad set to run in an upcoming issue of VICE flies in the face of that theory. It features, well, no one. No partially nude barely legal college student, no Dov Charney, no one. Check it out.
Sometimes a campaign is just about the clothes and nothing else and that's a good thing. As it is here, in Proenza Schouler's spring campaign, showca
The spring ad campaigns keep pouring in, and in this behind-the-scenes video, we get to see how Ferragamo's seductively luxe campaign was made. Phot
Ann Taylor continues their revamp efforts (ok, sometimes we've called it their J.Crew-ification) with today's announcement that Katie Holmes will be
Remember when it seemed like American Apparel was toning down their notoriously porn-y ads? There was that ad that featured Dov Charney working on
We're dying over the simple beauty of David Sims' Chloe Spring 2011 adverts.
Affordable hair salons are hard to come by in New York. Especially for those of us who don't want to look like a less cute version of our dog. Enter Gilt City and Warren Tricomi. The local deals site and legendary salon have teamed up to offer Fashionista readers three pretty impressive packages. The first is five blowouts for $215 (regular price--$430), the second is three cuts and three blowouts for $234 (regular price--$468), and the third is three highlighting sessions for $331 (regular price--$663). That a 50% discount--not bad for a world famous salon, whose clients include Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, and Lauren Conrad. (Who, even if you don't like her style, has undeniably great hair.) To take advantage of the deal, sign up here.