Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Yesterday I bagged the above yellow a-line skirt at COS! Love its 60s shape and color! Black and grey skirts with pockets are super cute as well.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Earlier this evening I was writing a college reflection paper on the meaning of beauty in beauty product advertising. Remember Dove Campaign for Real Beauty - well - apparently back in the day some smart marketeers expressed concerns over Dove - being a beauty product - moving away from aspirational factor by placing real women in their ads. Nonsense! I for once, was delighted to see real women in TV and Magazine ads. BTW, Dove latest global survey of women, showed that only 4% of respondents consider themselves beautiful...that's pretty twisted.
Fast forward 5 years and we are still inundated with photoshopped images of ultra slim models, and yet male ads are full of not so pleasant images. Is it double standard or are marketeers trying to evoke some sort of reaction? Take this Prada Campaign for Menswear Autumn/Winter: Mr Dafoe is seriously creepy. If I saw him approach me on the street in that white collar patterned suit, i'd run....
I get the theatrics of it all...but finding it difficult to appreciate Prada's latest menswear collection. It's either late night MBA papers are getting to me or I'm becoming a total bore...Either way, Dafoe is creepy.
photos via chiraghpatel.com
Saturday, October 20, 2012
the above ad sparked quite a debate during work lunch yesterday. My male colleagues, who don't give two hoots about Chanel, were infuriated by Brad Pitt's cheesy performance and choice of product endoresement. As I haven't seen the ad, I initially defended Brad: it's not the first time A-list hollywood actor endorses a luxury brand. Think Sean Connery for Loius Vuitton or Daniel Craig for Omega (For me, Clooney and his Nespresso pods blow the rest out of the water any day!). The topic was later brought up in the evening twice by completely different groups of people... So this morning, as I check out emaciated and lackluster Brad, I admit, the whole thing is dull and cringeworthy... I am, however, fascinated with the reaction of male audience and their perception of luxury good advertising. You want your Perfume to sell Karl - get James Bond spray Chanel all over himself, jump on a bike and chase some villains, add a gorgeous bombshell or two at the end and you got a best seller. As for Brad Pitt, he is be better off saving his wise man speech for a charity ad of some sort.