Suddenly I’m seeing a lot of anti-aging hair products. How can you prevent hair from “aging” when it’s actually made of dead protein? It doesn’t get much older than dead.
Sick of seeing this same old thang. Can’t wait until media and advertising catch up with the times: Conformity is boring but diversity is interesting.
The Spring 2014 campaign for American Eagle’s lingerie store (Aerie) is featuring models with no Photoshop treatment. HOORAY! THANK YOU AERIE!!!
These gals are totally beautiful and I am stoked to see this.
What the fuck does “a more natural looking you” mean? How can you look more natural than you are? If anything, wearing absolutely no makeup, clothing or styling products would be the most natural you. Injecting your face with Restylane? Not so natural.
I was pleasantly surprised to see this ad by Diesel, because lots of their ads are over-sexualized, violent or insulting. (See my examples here and here).
It’s super refreshing to see a woman who is not your typical model featured in a fashion magazine! And why not? She is totally cool, fashionable and beautiful. I hope to see more of this from Diesel and other companies.
Not a fan of the “blank stare” look that is used in so many advertisements and fashion photography. Models look so much better when they’re expressive.
Now we’re eating women’s bodies too
Another stupid, shitty, sexist ad from Carl’s Jr. This commercial is degrading to women and objectifies us. It implies that our body parts exist solely for consumption and enjoyment by men.
Ugh. More over-done images of women looking sexy and vulnerable.
In the first ad, the woman is about to be attacked by a monster, but instead of being scared, curious or shocked, she looks like she’s finding the whole experience to be quite sensual.
The second ad uses the same old tired image of a helpless, innocent looking girl (with her thumb in her mouth, of course) being child-like and doe-eyed while a monster sneaks up behind her.
I like the concept of the monster in the woods, but these ads would have been way cooler if the women had more empowering expressions or body language.
Submission: Crackers… and boobs
Thanks to the reader who submitted this ad and wrote to me, “I didn’t understand it then. I still don’t understand it. It’s a snack that apparently needs to resemble boobs.”
Yup, boobs are used to sell everything, even when it makes absolutely no sense.