Juicy Couture struck gold with its Spring 2015 advertising campaign, staying true to the brand aesthetic with amazing results. This season, however, the Los Angeles-based line started from scratch in an attempt to revitalize its campaigns. Out goes Edita Vilkeviciute in favor of Taylor Hill and Romee Strijd, who pose before a seamless white background for photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with styling from Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Sounds like a perfect fit for Juicy, right?
Think again, as the majority of our forum members aren’t feeling it. “It looks too cheap to be M&M. What was wrong with I&V? I loved their campaigns,” expressed GivenchyHomme.
“A waste of Romee, if you ask me. It looks very teeny. M&M aren’t my favourite but this doesn’t look like their work,” complained Benn98 soon after.
Also quick to share his disappointment was MON: “They went from Edita to this. This looks like a Moschino ad campaign. I just can’t stop seeing the Moschino logo working here. This will look perfect for Teen Vogue, but out of place beside other mainline campaigns. Inez & Vinoodh was perfect for them. They made the brand look fun.”
“Gosh this looks so cheap,” Nomar declared, sharing his disapproval of the campaign.
But not everyone was so underwhelmed. “Love it. Of course, there is nothing even remotely new, but I’m so sick of brands pretending to be things they’re not (at ALL), and this is very refreshing, honestly. Even if the facial expressions are the same in every photo. Just a bit of gloss and tacky, boring clothes,” said JeanAvril.
You have to hand it to Juicy Couture for sticking to what it knows best. Check out the rest of the campaign and voice your sentiments here.
With all the talk about her sizeable derrière, one can forget that Kim Kardashian also has ample breasts. Just kidding – we all totally know she’s got big boobs, but that is not stopping the reality star from reminding us that her cup runneth over on this latest cover of Rolling Stone.
The reality TV star was shot by Terry Richardson and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele in a bright red push-up bra and striped blue Guess shirt, pulled down to expose the bra and its contents. Kardashian dons a sailor hat and flashes a sly smile that looks heavily Photoshopped, but who cares because boobs.
In the accompanying article, Kardashian dishes on the details of finding out about her stepmother Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender identity. She discusses that time she caught Bruce in women’s clothes when she was 22 years old. “I was shaking,” she says. “I didn’t know if I’d just found out his deepest, darkest secret, and he was going to come after me.” She said that Jenner told her, “One day, I’ll talk to you about this. Until then, don’t tell a soul.” Eight years later, he said, “Let’s have that talk.”
She also mentioned that she was debating whether or not Bruce should walk her down the aisle at her wedding in Florence last year. “I wasn’t sure if Bruce was going to be comfortable walking me down the aisle,” she said. “He had just had his trachea shaved, so I knew something was going on.”
Kim Kardashian’s Rolling Stone issue hits newsstands July 3.
[via @kimkardashian, Rolling Stone]
Celebrities have been showing support these past few days for the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, but we hadn’t heard much from Beyoncé. Well, you can stop wondering if she is celebrating the landmark decision, because she totally is – and in true form. Our benevolent queen has blessed us with a stylish, rainbow-filled display in support of the ruling, set to the tune of 7/11.
Bey just Instagrammed a short clip in the style of her 7/11 music video, in which we see the singer donning a rainbow cape, tossing up handfuls of rainbow feathers, spinning (with her hands up) and looking fantastic in all manner of pride-themed outfits.
Already it is one of our favorite celebrity responses to marriage equality. Watch Bey break it down for #LoveWins above.
Protein World’s “Beach Body” campaign effectively pissed off a lot of people, but according to the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority, folks might have been offended by it, but that doesn’t make the ad in itself a bad thing. Protein World’s campaign asking, “Are you beach body ready?” launched petitions and several guerilla campaigns decrying the ad, saying it was shaming people who don’t have a stereotypical “fit” body. Through it all, Protein World stood firmly in defense of its ads, saying they promote a healthy lifestyle and target those whose weight loss goals are similar to the campaign image – they’re not meant to shame people.
The Advertising Standards Authority agrees. In spite of receiving 378 complaints about the ads, it ruled that the gripes were much ado about nothing. “We considered the claim ‘Are you beach body ready’ prompted readers to think about whether they were in the shape they wanted to be for the summer and we did not consider that the accompanying image implied that a different body shape to that shown was not good enough or was inferior,” the ASA said. “We concluded that the headline and image were unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence.”
The ASA has previously banned ads like Hailee Steinfeld’s Miu Miu campaign, which showed the then 14-year-old actress sitting on some train tracks. It was said that the ads promoted child suicide.
Looks like pandering to the lowest common denominator of the conservative base has gotten Donald Trump into more trouble than he bargained for. The real estate mogul has come under fire for derogatory comments against Mexican immigrants during his public announcement for the presidential bid (which, at this rate, it’s safe to say he probably won’t get), saying those who come across the border “have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us.” Adding, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Since these inflammatory comments, Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants have been cut from NBC and Univision. Now, Macy’s is joining the charge of companies abandoning Trump. After over 725,000 people signed a petition urging the retailer to sever ties with the troubled mogul, Macy’s has agreed to end its business relationship with Trump once and for all.
Angelo Carusone started the charge to dump Trump in 2012, launching the petition that garnered so many signatures. Three years later, Macy’s is taking a stand, saying it will no longer carry items from Trump’s label. “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s said. “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”
Trump, of course, has doubled down on his comments, telling Bill O’Reilly that what he said was “totally accurate.”
[via MoveOn, CNN, MSNBC]
Your local newsstand is set to be model central as yet another British publication hands its August cover to a model instead of another overused celebrity. Lily Donaldson graces the cover of U.K. ELLE‘s recent offering, modeling a fabulous pink Prada number. Captured by Kai Z Feng and styled by fashion director Anne Marie Curtis, we’re getting flashbacks of Lily’s ethereal British Vogue cover from back in March 2009.
“Glad to see a supermodel on a major cover. Looks very ELLE, they play it safe but the outcome is great. I’ve bought a few British ELLE‘s this year, I will get this one too,” enthused Srdjan, getting us off to a healthy start.
“Colors just blend beautifully and Lily sure does look stunning here,” raved justaguy.
Also showing great enthusiasm toward the cover was MON: “Perfect!! Perfect! She looks like a goddess! Oh my goodness.”
“Despite the fact that I don’t like her personally this is a great cover,” admitted gossiping as things began to turn a little sour.
Oxymore certainly wasn’t a fan, ranting, “The face she’s making! She’s just staring at the camera with no emotion at all. She looks dead but I like the colors. Lily is doing that face every time it’s really annoying.”
Sharing the same sentiments was marsnoop2. “She always just looks like a pretty doll, I’ll never understand her success,” she declared.
Are you a fan of the cover? Be sure to add your own two cents here.