The whole trend of flashing your genitals in front of cameras has become the latest "accidental" habit in the life of celebrities. I'm not opposed to girls actually making profit of their bodies. Of course I prefer them making the profit rather than an abusive "manager". What gets my attention is how now famous female figures are using genitals as tool of publicity. but does it mean actually that they are bending sex roles, empowering females, or even helping with the obscure levels of misogyny on popular culture?
From ABC news:
"Spears is the latest star to give people a glimpse of what's usually covered up, a trend that asks the question: What value, if any, does culture place on modesty today?
On Nov. 22, cameras caught Spears, the recently separated pop star and mother of two, in a leopard-print minidress so short it revealed her underwear.Two days later, Spears was photographed getting out of a car in a hiked-up miniskirt. This time, her underwear was nowhere to be found.According to a celebrity blogger, Spears' up-skirt shots are no mistake — they're a classic cry for attention."She wants the picture taken. She wants the publicity. She wants people talking about her," Hilton said of Spears. "That's what people love to see more than anything. Why do you think celebrity sex tapes sell so well?"
From Private Parts to Puking
The photos, which spread virally across the Internet, gained Spears entry to a club ruled by repeat flashers Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Cameras have caught Lohan panty-less four times over the last two months. "You'd think she'd either wear pants or panties, or be more careful about how she exits a car," blogger Hilton said. "Four times. That's no accident. That's deliberate." "The rash of celebrities flashing their nether regions worries Peter Post, director of the Emily Post Institute of etiquette and manners. "My concern is the impressionability of young people," he said. "I think that some young people are going to say, 'Wow, if Britney Spears and Paris Hilton can do that, I wonder if I can do that.'"
Post points out that even if celebrity flashers are putting themselves in compromising situations on purpose, it's troubling that they have to bare so much to get a little media attention."
'-Ann Demeulemeester's Spring 2007 – "Ann is my friend. She makes clothes that make me feel like myself. The clothes of my dreams, of my youth." So said Patti Smith, before loping off backstage to think out the improvised voice-over she'd promised as part of Ann Demeulemeester's show. What followed were 20 of those good Demeulemeester minutes in which the idea of running away to be a full-time member of her tousle-haired gang of rock/poet people suddenly seems completely compelling. Call it what you like—a look, a formula, a uniform—there is always some new slant in the layers of dark, slouchy, traily coats, jackets, shirts, pants, and skirts in Demeulemeester's repertoire. As a fashion shortcut to looking elegantly wasted without drugs, it works."
A search engine in Flickr that works by creating a color sketch. Interesting prototype, but it is still in development. If you have ideas you can tell them.
It is not that well know that La cara signora Miuccia has such a rich backgrownd in other areas different than fashion. I think this rich cultural understanding is what makes her clothes more sophisticated and interesting than any other italian designer nowdays:
"Miuccia Prada's grandfather, Mario, founded the family luxury leather goods company in Milan in 1913. In 1978, a reluctant Miuccia assumed the reins from her mother, after completing a PhD in Political Science.
She was an unlikely successor, having spent the last five years studying and performing mime at Milan's Teatro Piccolo, being a paid-up member of the Communist party and champion of women's rights in Seventies' Milan. But she soon proved her worth. In 1985, she designed a new line of black, unlabelled, hard-wearing, but finely-woven nylon handbags that immediately became must-haves for the fashion cognoscenti."
"I do not deny that those ties of feeling oneself a citizen of a nation or similar macro-identifications are facing a great crisis within the development towards global societies that tend instead to consolidate group, neighborhood or territorial union feelings, so that globalisation somehow is also a way of locating oneself: maybe we are going through the first non-territorial civilization in which the place itself becomes more a product of our imagination than a geographical space and no longer, as in the past, relates the individual to his or her unique culture. "
"In his new project, Alexander Honory wants to develop this theme as a large-scale "field project". His interest is consistently aimed at the tension created by the interweaving between the individual in particular and general social structures. Analogous with a natural science experiment, a few basic parameters are determined and working hypotheses are constructed. On four continents, in twelve cities respectively, the faces of 720 passers-by will be photographed in front of a neutral backdrop, and recorded on video for 10 seconds. This will be done in office containers situated in central locations in each of these cities. The images taken in every city will be documented in a publication and on videotape; they will be made available for research in the city archives.
The working hypotheses for this project are as follows:
1)When one has, as in the aforementioned quote from Hegel, to rely substantially on one's social surroundings for the construction of one's personality, is one able then to observe in the photographs of the faces of people in a certain place, something of the "relations" of that place and that time ?
2) How do I take in the faces, when I see them on thousands of photos one after the other, or as part of a continuous 24 hour-long videotape ? Is it possible to remember the individual faces in the series or, is all that is left a mixture of diffuse atmosphere-loaded images ?
3) When all the photos have been looked at, is it the common features of the faces in all the photos which prove important, or is this outweighed by the need to pick out distinguishing features ?" source
What a bunch of really funny idiots in one place: FOX NEWS. I HATE these hijackers of information so much! These FOX idiots are the ones that make this country a JOKE...The rest of us have to repair the damage these crazy fucks do with their conservative, obtuse, judgmental, and TOTALLY DUMB views.
The brand identity as perceived by consumers. The end search as the source, the target as the signifiers of the brand: a temple in the making, an entity with power that grows from consensus. In summary ABSOLUTE marketing!
Perhaps the fact my parents never
bought me a Barbie doll has made
me idealize the action in the figure...
When I was a grown up I bought
my first action figure: Joe Ramone.
He has resided in many shelfs...
from the most notorious one
to the bathroom. I found this
action figures today...
(minus the action)
Garden of Delights dude.
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- Diane Arbus
- Hairy Nicole
- Creative review -now online-
- Genital talent
- Pan's Labyrinth
- tousle-haired gang of rock / poet people
- R.I.P. skinny girl
- Fijiya & Miyagi!
- a sensible woman
- antiperspirant action
- decadent comfort
- Line flyer
- Evil Penguins?!
- ABSOLUTE marketing
- Endless Caruso
- Amateur - yet, expert editing-
- RoboLeggings / Balenciaga-SS/07
- Action Figures?
- Dries van Noten most interesting shoes
- three eyes
- Soul searching
- soapy sign
- photo collections
- Adios señor!
- Rubber action
- Conscience and science
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