Thursday, May 20, 2010

That Girl Is Poison

I cracked opened a fashion magazine recently to find this Ralph Lauren ad:
If Anne Geddes and Annie Leibovitz had a love child it would be this photograph (and also, the Apocalypse).

I mean, I know Ralph  likes his models small and everything, but that is just plain ridiculous.

It would be one thing if it was just a little kid in big girl shoes (still not really an effective advertising message as far as I'm concerned: "Hey, lady, buy these exorbitantly expensive sandals and then watch your kid ruin them--which, actually, you kind of deserve for putting her in that bandana."), but this looks like Bret Michaels caught Benjamin Button disease and became a female impersonator, which is not cool considering his recent brain hemorrhage.

Unless those are, like, side-effects.

Too soon?
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20 comments :

  1. All I can see in my mind now is Anne Geddes and Annie Leibovitz's photographs getting it on. It is a disturbing visual. I am glad I read this after I woke up and not before I went to sleep.

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  2. Why do they have to sex up children for advertising? Maybe Ralph is going for the pedophile shopper....

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  3. I agree that the photo is not the best way to advertise and the child looks ridiculous, but maybe it is the gay man in me because the necklace works!

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  4. Im rediculously LOL'ing at my job currently. Thanks. I needed that laugh.




    ...and incidently, no. Not too soon. Right on time.

    haha...

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  5. Is it the shoes that they are advertising here? Why would I want to buy something because a 4 year old wore it? I'm confused. Just looks like someones snapshot of their kid, or Bret Michaels. I agree not too soon, it's not like he died or anything right?

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  6. that one deserves the attention of Copyranter

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  7. Ahahaha...LOVED your thoughts on the matter! Your writing is fantastic, as always.

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  8. i am REALLY not good at saying "ohh that looks like a cross between _________ and __________" but i immediately thought 'bret michaels' when i saw this ad....

    the girl IS super cute though....

    is it horrible that i never let my little girl wear my high heels (well the ONE pair that i own?)

    i DID however buy her a turquoise and brown pair that were on the clearance rack at Marshalls for like 4 dollars.

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  9. I think she's adorable. I like the handkerchief. Not sure that the bikini bottoms are necessary, though. I'd buy that kid in a second if I didn't already have four.

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  10. I realize that models bodies are looking more and more like small children's... is he just calling it like it is?

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  11. I can't get the BBD song outta my head!

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  12. Anonymous3:24 PM

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaha. Nicely said.

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  13. This ad works. I would totally buy that kid!

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  14. Is she adorable? Hells yeah. But Ralph needs his dirty mind washed out with soap.

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  15. It kind of looks like the kid is wearing tiny bandanna shorts as well.

    ...I don't understand rich people.

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  16. That advert. is creepy on several levels and Mr. Lifshitz should rethink this facet of his current campaign...

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  17. sure I have a pic like this of my daughter from when she was two and raided my bedroom, and came out wearing my bra high heels and lipstick smeared all over her face... that's what little girls do... on their own, not because some magazine people thought it would be ok to sex her up.
    This almost falls into the category of those dirty dancing Beyonce girls in red lingerie booty popping... not cool.
    As for Brett Michaels, it's never too soon for him :)

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  18. It's plain wrong.
    I can't help but thinking he's somewhat feeding his ego in a way which indicates his fashion is for eternal and cuts across all ages?
    Also, (not being a sexist) capitalizing on that girl means, among others, that all girls grown up would prefer his brand of fashion?
    I don't know..

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  19. Anonymous5:26 AM

    Welcome a ours Pedophile World, this is the Future.

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