Tuesday, January 27, 2009

When Lazy Ad Agencies Hatch an Idea!

So German ad agency KNSK, Hamburg, couldn't find a better way to promote Men's Health magazine as being "all about men" than by showing women as unhealthy? It's not blatantly sexist, but it just feels wrong and leaves a bad taste after seeing the ads. If you're smart, you can promote the services trageting a certain sex without putting the other one down...
The ads were photographed by Marcel Schaar. And you have to thank creative director Tim Krink and art director Thomas Thiele for the 'genius' concept.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

'Spaceman' Music Video by The Killers

The Killers have just released the music video for their new single 'Spaceman', from their album 'Day & Age'. It is directed by Ray Tintori, and it's awesome! It's hard to describe it: it's a fusion of Cirque du Soleil, a decadent party and space men.

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Harvey Nichols Mannequins are Scared of the Sale!


How cool is this Harvey Nichols ad campaign? The mannequins are scared from the sales rush, because they know how crazy fashionstas can get about the sales!



Advertising Agency: DDB London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Jeremy Craigen
Head of Art: Grant Parker
Photographer: Giles Revell
Art Director: Rob Messeter
Copywriter: Mike Crowe


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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Barack Obama Does The ‘Single Ladies’


Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ was spoofed by everyone. Even Justin Timberlake did an SNL skit about it (wearing a leotard!). Now the song gets the presidential treatment with Barack Obama (played by Alphacat) giving it a go with new lyrics like:


I got hope on my lips
Blackberry on my hip
Secret service we rollin deep!


The video starts a bit off, but then gets rolling. I love it.


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Friday, January 23, 2009

Very Cool Diesel Intimate Ads

Diesel are always creative with their use of photography in their ad campaign. Here is the new 2009 ad campaign for their underwear collection, Diesel Intimate. I love how they use retro TV sets (and some new technology screens as well) to showcase and reveal the underwear of the model instead of having the model wear it as usual.   

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So Romantic, Makes Me Sick!

It's that time of the year! The romantic commercials ar out. These are two perfume commercials that are so romantic and sweet, they make me sick!

The first is Miss Dior Cherie by the super-cool Sofia Coppola and the second is Lacoste Love of Pink "Heart-bubbles".

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

All We Need is Love

Could there be any more romantic and cool music video? This is 'All I Need' by Air from their 'Moon Safari' album. The video is directed by Mike Mills.

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Senior People in Young Love


We always say age is only a number and the fashion industry should embrace all ages, shapes and races. But are we ready for passionate senior romance editorials?


Well, ready or not, here is ‘Young Love’ in Tush magazine with photography by Calle Stoltz featuring senior models Jane Axell and Bill Öhrström.


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Sexy Lips Photography : Lipservice


Lips can be extremely sexy, as this visually striking editorial in Tush magazine shows. The ‘Lipservice’ editorial was photographed by Straulino with models Sabina Szymura and Eugenia Egorova. The make-up is by Barbara Braeunlich, Ballsaal.


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Sunday, January 18, 2009

United States of Tara


I am so pumped up for this new Showtime TV series, ‘United States of TARA’. Written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (for Juno) and starring Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette, it’s about a family with the mother suffering from dissociative identity (formerly known as multiple personality) disorder. Yep, the teenage kids have to deal with FOUR mothers instead of one!


Check out the official trailer of the Steven Spielberg executive-produced show below and more at the show’s site.




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Let’s Party!


So you didn’t have a banging weekend? Oh, who cares, just watch this 3 minutes compilation of some of the sexiest commercials set to the tune of ‘Call on me’ and have a micro-party for yourself…


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Steven Klein Jokerfies Vogue Paris

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The always fascinating Steven Klein has come up with yet another violent & aggressive photoshoot that starts 2009 with a loud bang. Lara Stone has the honor of having the whole February issue of Vogue Paris to herself. And this is the photoshoot she did with Steven Klein. See the full post at Fashiontography.


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Friday, January 16, 2009

BoA Wants to Eat You Up

Britney who? I am totally digging this song and video by BoA (Bring on America). 'Eat You Up' is produced by Bloodshy & Avant who coincidentally produced Britney's 'Toxic'. The dance moves in this video are really really good. 

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Dolce & Gabbana Menswear Spring 2009


New Dolce & Gabbana Menswear Spring 2009 ad campaign by Steven Klein. The campaign features models Julien Quevenne, Noah Mills, David Gandy and Adam Senn. I like the praying bit, a return to values!

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Powerful 'Dar Al Amal' Abuse PSA

This is a pretty compelling  new PSA ad for Dar Al Amal (Arabic for House of Hope), a shelter for abused women. The blank stare and lifeless pose make the point clear, abused women need a place to escape from the insanity and feel human again, and donating to such places is very important to keep them running.

The ad was created by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE with photography by Alex Sandwell Kliszynski, art direction by Rafael Rizuto, and copy by Dalbir Singh.

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Rad Nike Stealth Viral with Gossip Girl

Conspiracy theories abound about the fact that this video with Taylor Momsen, who plays Jennie in Gossip Girl, is a stealth ad for Nike. And you know, I totally believe it is. I mean, all these paparazzi for her (she's not THAT famous), and the clear zoom ins at the Nike logo on her chest and her Nike shoes. Oh, need I mention those killer jumps on rails & cars she (or most likely a body double) manages to do? And hanging from the ceiling like a monkey.... AWESOME

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Victoria Beckham in Emporio Armani Underwear Ads

The long-awaited ads for Emporio Armani Women’s Underwear featuring Victoria Beckham are out. The photography is by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and I must say they are are quite good. She certainly didn't need artificial 'enhancement' as David Beckham's ad reportedly did, *wink wink*.

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Durex Wants You to Get It On, Like For Real

Here's a video about sex. Everything sex. Oral, 69, threesomes, doggy and more. Have I gone porno on you? Nope, it's just the new commercial from Durex. Appropriately entitled "Get It On", it shows you how to have sex, and more sex 'till you drop. It's all good as long as you're wearing a condom. The spot was directed by Superfad for Fitzgerald+CO ad agency.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Disco Ballers Viral by Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban follows the "cow gives birth to a dude" viral with another "Never Hide" video. "Disco Ballers" shows two 'cool' guys taking their party to the streets. I dunno whats worse, the guy emerging from the cow's ass or those pink tops and cowboy boots....  What's next Ray-Ban?

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Newborns by Thierry Bouët Captures First Moments of Life


French photographer Thierry Bouët has a new series in which he photographed 50 newborns during their first hours of life. It’s totally adorable and shows the miracle of life which we take for granted. Read & see more photos in the article I wrote at Trend Hunter magazine.


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User by Tony Fouhse Shows Addicts’ Other Side


User is a thought-provoking and bold series by photographer Tony Fouhse that explores the human side of crack addicts. He photographed addicts at the same street corner over the period of a few months and shares what he came up with from the experience. Read that and see more images from the collection in my article at Trend Hunter Magazine.


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