OH MY GOD! Little girls! In "lingerie!" Posing next to a stripper pole! Alert the blogosphere! Call out the cause groups! Notify the evening news! What, wait, why?
Everyone is in an uproar over the 9-year-old sister of Miley Cyrus and some other young girls posing around a "stripper pole" for a line of children's clothing. Everyone jumped to the immediate conclusion: the clothing is lingerie and the marketer is into kiddy porn.
Untrue says Oooh, La La! Couture Founder Annie Dugourd. "The story is completely false...it's a total lie...we don't make lingerie. We just make tutu dresses, tank tops attached to tutus."
Dugourd blames Perez Hilton for blowing the thing out of proportion.
Of course, underage dressing like like they appear to be looking for more than just an innocent pat on the head is entirely another issue.
Story trail: Adland, Boing Boing, CNBC, CNBC, Perez Hilton.
Everyone. Take a deep breath. Exhale. Relax.
Now go on with your boring day.
In the "Did they really do that" category comes this bit of not so subtle word play from Spirit Airlines. Furthering its middle school boy locker room sense of humor, the airline follows its MILF-themed "Many Islands, Low Fare" witticism with "Many Unbelievably Fantastic Fares"
Yes, we are now muff diving for low air fares. Upon banner clickage, you are told "you are almost there." Yes, boys, you're almost a rug muncher. See? Even we can be rude and crude. And lame. And kinda funny too. Whatev.
Tip to ischafer.
Wanna see weird? Wanna see near naked men slapping themselves on the back in the shower? Wanna see hot, near naked women hanging with The King? The you'll want to check out this Russian video from Moscow-based The Creative Group.
That King does get around.
In an effort to boost its booty collection, American Apparel is on the hunt for the world's hottest ass. The fashion brand is holding a contest seeking The Best Bottom in the World. I you think you've got it, all you have to do is "Send in a photo of your backside wearing our panties, bodysuits or briefs for consideration between January 28, 2010, and February 21, 2010."
Two winners will be selected and may become the brand's next butt model
Can you say objectification? No, neither can we. Which is why we love this new long form ad from lingerie brand Damaris which revels in the voyeuristic pleasures of watching women clean house clad in nothing but see through lingerie. And yes, this is not exactly the sort of thing you want to watch at work.
Does it objectify woman? You could say so. Do we have to go all up in that grill and ruin the superficial fun of it? No we don't. And please don't OK?
OK so if a bra was so big it needed to be hung from a 30 story building to dry, wouldn't you want to meet the woman who wore such a bra? OK so that has nothing to do with this new commercial from Young & Rubicam for LG which wants us all to know their new washing machines are HUGE!
But if for some unknown reason you did want to meet the woman who wore a bra this big, she might look something like this.
Ashley Green, who plays the part of Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie series, recently donned painted swimwear for a photoshoot which will make its way to a new SoBe LifeWater campaign. Reportedly, the ad will appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The campaign is said to mirror the concept of the issue which will have the models in bodypainted swimwear.
A video of the photoshoot can be seen here and a gallery of photos is here.
Make the Logo Bigger's Bill Green points to this pulchritudinous contextual oddity which features sleeping men in NyQuil ads surrounding a story about a study, out for about a month, that claims staring at the breasts of well-endowed women will increase the life expectancy of men.
The corrigendum? The fact the sleeping NyQuil men are wasting away their lives taking drugs and sleeping while they could be ogling mountainous cleavage and getting healthy without drugs. A stretch? Perhaps. But for once, it wasn't us making the stretch.
We'd be remiss in our reportage of sex-laced advertising if we didn't inform you of this French Aubade lingerie campaign created by Chainsaw which has a woman pimping the lingerie from an apartment above a busy street where passersby can watch her silhouette behind a window curtain. And when she's done prancing around in the room, she unveils herself (point for product shot) and then closes the blinds revealing the brand name (point for actual information transferal).
And that's it (point for salaciously gratuitous post for the day).
It's Monday. The day after a week long, much-deserved break from the action. Since the advertising industry might as well not exist between Christmas and New Year's, there isn't much news to report today.
Other than the fact boobs and butts still sell stuff. But you already knew that didn't you?