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...