Thursday, 29 July 2010

--BEING PICKY--

I'm usually not that bothered with new ad campaigns. Some bloggers get really excited and post pre-pre-preview sneak peaks, and bandy around rumours about which models various fashion houses are employing for next season's campaign; personally I just come across them in magazines and notice them if the photography's particularly interesting. Occasionally there are whole campaigns which are really imaginative and/or beautiful, which I do form an attachment to and indeed feel quite sad when they are eventually replaced by their newer versions. (I can't for the life of me think of any examples right now though!). But generally I have only a vague interest.

However. That doesn't rob me of the right to be really pedantic when I feel like it. There are two current ads which have popped up in various magazines which I brought on holiday that I feel obliged to discuss.




First is Burberry. Generally I am a big fan of Burberry, firstly because it's English (sorry, that should be British-bah to political correctness) , and secondly because Christopher Bailey seems to me like the kind of lovable OCD freak I would get along with. (Just to clarify-I don't actually have OCD, but some things must be right. Like, I had to write all my GCSE revision notes with the same brand of biro, to retain continuity. It nearly killed me when I had to switch from non-margined to margined paper halfway through. Kind of like how Bailey insisted on redesigning the new Burbery Beauty customer chairs 3 times to ensure they were just right-this is according to Vogue.) ANYWAY, as I was saying, I'm keen on Burberry (oh yes, also because they used Emma Watson, and more than once) but I'm not quite sure why they needed to airbrush the advert to the extent that the models look like Sims/aliens? Kind of creepy. It slightly put me off Lily and Rosie (and that third model, whose name I don't know and who it took me a long time to decide was in fact a woman, not a man).

Second is Prada. I actually like this campaign a lot, but I suddenly realised today that it looks like Angela Lindvall's left leg is missing! It must be hidden by the couple to the right, but now whenever I see the advert I think of Angela Lindvall as some weird female Long John Silver, which distracts me a bit from the clothes. And, typically, I'm now going to see it every single time I look at this photo...
(makeupforlife.net; fashiongonerogue.com)

3 comments:

Luci Ana said...

This looks absolutely amazing! And thanks for your comment. I think I don't have too much to do, it's okey. I have to be two times a week longer in school (until 4 pm) and the other days only until 1pm. And now holidays - that's great :)

thimbles and gingham said...

ohh the burberry IS really airbrushed. it actually doesn't look good at all.

Lexy said...

Hahahha The missing leg in Prada is pretty funny...

xoxo

Lexy

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