Monthly Archives: October 2012

I Got The Nudes Like Jagger

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Mick Jagger‘s oldest daughter, Elizabeth Jagger stripped down naked for some fishy photos, she also got naked with her mum. (Awkward?) They’ve been shot by Fishlove to help the world know that if we don’t stop overfishing, scientists predict that by the middle of the century all marine life will be extinct. Yikes. Save the sushi!

that awkward moment when you get naked with your mum and play with dead fish

Meanwhile, it’s easy to forget when it comes in a can or a roll or a burger….. or even when you are scuba diving, but tunas are big. The scary part is not that Lizzy Jagger is completely nude, riding this poor tuna…. It’s that over 4 MILLION TONS of tuna are taken out of the ocean every year… and that is the point of this campaign, obviously.

Fishlove says we’ve got to can our tuna addiction.

*missfitz

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DIOR Golden Temporary Tattoos

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Oh, fashion, sometimes you are so ridiculously opulent, but we love it at Pout Perfection, because if you were not, we wouldn’t have much to talk about. Dior, has created a line of temporary tattos made of 24 carat gold, in case if you have a bunch of cash lying around, after your $250k manicure and after buying the most expensive dress in the world, you have run out of things to sniff with it.

Dior jewellery designer, Camille Micelli, the French fashion house took the temporary tattoo trend (may I add, which I thought died out in the 90s, sometime before puberty hit…) and gave it a touch of elegance. That’s right…

why wear gold jewellery when you can put gold directly on your skin in the shape of a ring or bracelet??

Retailing for $120 a set (rougly R960), the DIOR GRAND BAL GOLDEN TATTOO set included temporary tattoos made from 24 carat gold in the shapes of bracelets, charms and rings. Comparatively getting a real tattoo may be a little more expensive but is it made of gold? No. In that case, just be sure not to shower for a while to extend the shelf life of these golden temporary tattoos. Or for a more dramatic look melt them down and paint yourself gold.

Speaking of ridiculously opulent designer items, would you spend $290 (roughly R2,320) on a paper bag? Well, what if it was designed by Jil Sander?

JIL SANDERS DESIGNER PAPER BAG

I’m not even joking. Jil Sander is selling a paper bag that retails for a whopping $290 (roughly R2,320). I’m pretty sure that even if I bought 1,000 average paper bags and foiled them with 24 carat gold, that they still wouldn’t be worth the ridiculous asking price Jill Sander is expecting.

From her Fall 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection, Jill Sander has released the medium Vasari bag in brown (what other colour, really, it’s a fucking paper bag). According to the product description, that bag has “a long rectangular silhouette and is crafted from coated paper, features the words `Jill Sanders` printed in black at the bottom of the front pane;” and has “visible brown stiched seams at each side with two gold coloured metal eyelets at the bottom“.

APPARENTLY, some people have run out of places to spend their money because the Vasari bag is currently sold out. So someone have one of those rich bastards pick me up a lunchtime snack immediately! With extra foie gras and caviar, please. Oh, do not forget the lobster.

There is a recession, they said…. WHAT FUCKING RECESSION??

 

*missfitz

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HARROD’S WISHES UPON A DESIGNER DISNEY PRINCESS

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This Christmas, which is is less than 2 months away (you’re welcome), seems to already have a Disney theme. After a very controversial *clickety click* Barney’s New York has taken an Electric Holiday with high fashion versions of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, Harrod’s is ALSO glamourising the Disney Princesses to be featured in their holiday windows.

Roberto Cavalli, Marchesa and Oscar De La Renta are just three of the participating 10 designers in the Disney Designer Princesses for Harrod’s. Three designers have re-imagined some of the most iconic characters in pop culture and they’ve got a makeover which I think is magical.

The display coincides with a huge pop up shop inside the department store to be unveiled on the  1st of November, the windows will truly be a litter girl’s grown up dream come true.

You decide : what real life princess attire are you wishing to wear??

*missfitz

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WTF : Adult Nappies are a TREND for Women in Japan

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Again, with Japan, and weird things to do/see/avoid there. Japan’s SPA magazine recently published an article called “The Ultimate Form of Slob”, about the masculinzation of women, which appears to be manifesting itself in female “slob” behaviors. This includes slacking on cleanliness in homes, refusing to maintain hairless bodies and wait for it… WEARING nappies to avoid having to take bathroom breaks at work.

One of the 25 year old “slobs” interviewed in the piece confessed to wearing a diaper to work for the last six months to save her the trouble of having to use the toilet. SHE PEES IN HER NAPPY AND SITS IN IT…. apparently, this trend is catching on some drugstores have started stocking their feminine hygiene sections with LOTS of adult nappies.

NO. NOOO. NOOO. NO WAYS BRU. Not acceptable. I am fine with sloppiness. It’s not my way, but I don’t judge. Housework and laundry and body hair are ALL annoying. I get it. Interrupting the work day to pee, especially if you have a small bladder, can be a nuisance… but in no universe, unless you are unable to maintain proper bladder control, would that move me to start wearing a nappy!!

I suspect that their is a fetish attached to this… but honestly, I do not want to go there or even dwell on it for a second further.

eew.

ewww.

ewwwwww.

*missfitzz

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Skinny Minnie…

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I breifly touched on this issue on our Facebook Page. The Barneys New York holiday campaign Electric Holiday featuring fashionable yet ultra skinny versions of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck has officially ticked off plus size models and eating disorder specialists.

DESIGNER MINNIE MOUSE

Plus sized models Robin Lawley, Lizzie Miller and Courtney Legare have joined 135,000 supporters in a Change.org campaign against skinny versions of Disney characters Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck for the Electric Holiday campaign, which calls to cancel the holiday window display featuring 5’11” size zero versions of Disney cartoon characters. Eating disorder experts and celebrity endorsements are adding fuel to the campaign against “skinny Minnie”, saying instead of it being a light hearted campaign, it’s sending a negative message to young girls and…

DESIGNER DAISY DUCK

“there is something wrong with changing a beloved childrens characters body so it looks good in a dress that almost nobody looks good in – adding to the tremendous pressure on young girls and women to attain photoshop perfection. The problem isn’t with Minnie’s body, it’s with a dress that only looks good on a woman who is 5’11 and a size zero.”

DESIGNER GOOFY

Barneys and Disney released this joint statement countering the campaign saying…

“We are saddended that activists have repeatedly tried to disort a light hearted holiday project in order to draw media attention to themselves.”

Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman explain his reasoning about Minnie’s smaller frame…

“The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘if we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5 foot 11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.”

Coming from a fashion industry professionals perspective, this is not out of the question. If Minnie and Goofy were to star in a fashion campaign, then they should look like models who walk the runways.

While the campaign is bringing attention to important issues such as eating disorders and how the fashion industry affects body perceptions, are these versions of Disney characters viewed through a fashion lens controversial or truly light hearted?

With the complaint that high fashion skews skinny anyway, we aren’t seeing anything new here. Many fashion designers make clothing specifically for smaller sized individuals. Even Balenciaga admitted to cutting their clothing to flatter smaller sized customers only and Karl Lagerfeld stated that he believes that anorexia and the fashion industry are not related.

But the industry is slowly starting to change. Burberry is collaborating with Adele to create their first plus-sized line and Ralph Lauren used their first plus-sized model in a campaign (ironically model Robin Lawley is one of the models speaking out against “Skinny Minnie”). The creative director of Barneys did state that the traditional Minnie would not look good in a Lanvin dress, but that’s a problem with the industry. Harrods is doing a designer Disney princess themed window for the holiday season that highlights what the Disney Princesses would wear wear if they wore couture designer dresses. Is there a difference between the two? Why is the one receiving more negative press than the other? Maybe this calls for another blog post…

Now, I turn to you dear readers. What are your thoughts on BARNEYS ELECTRIC HOLIDAY VERSION OF MINNIE AND DAISY. Will our future generation of children’s body perceptions be affected by these altered versions of their Disney favourites or are they innocent interpretation from a fashion perspective?

Let me have your opinions, s’il vous plait.

*missfitz

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