Nine West has a sense of humour. I approve. They are showing it on their new campaign which highlights womanly occasions that whether we like to admit it or not are generally parts of our lives… and with any good advertising campaign they have come under fire, this time is from various vocal feminist organisations. I think that sometimes feminist groups need to sometimes get a small sense of humour and take a chill pill.
The Starter Husband Hunting is actually my favourite but has received the most critique because people perceive this to be saying “Starter Husband“, in other words your first marriage before a divorce when one of you moves onto someone else. I understand that the sacrament of marriage is sacred, I get it, you should not marry someone at all if you have any doubt that you will not love them when they are old and wrinkly but, can you please listen to yourself for one minute? It’s a poke from a company that wants you to laugh about it because whether you like it or not, these things unfortunately do happen in life. A mere advert is not going to promote any woman more so than they are already inclined to do to find a husband, starter or not. Calm yourselves please….
The other category is First Day of Kindergarten, the most offensive thing about this to me is the word ‘”kindergarten“, its preschool people. This is hilarious to me because I know of many mothers, my own included, that this applies to. She was always happy when school was back from holidays because she could finally breathe. I get it, even though I don’t have kids, I really understand. There is no need to make assumptions that Nine West is assuming that because you wear Nine West shoes you are a trophy wife who sits at home all week while your kid is in school with your feet on the couch drinking French champagne.
I really do love this campaign, I don’t think Nine West needs to take this further at all. They have received a request to do Job Interview to show that a woman’s place is more crucial than just finding a husband and sending her kids off to school. If I, as a woman can laugh and relate to the advert, then I believe no on should find it offensive. On top of it, I love Nine West. Feminists can calm down. I am all for a good giggle, when this is simply aimed at poking at what we as consumers do and think.
Well played Nine West. Even though its not Woman’s Day in the US, I think that this campaign is very apt for Woman’s Month in South Africa.
You can view the campaign on Nine West’s website here.
Can you remember back to 2010 when 3D-printed shoes started to emerge (EHMERGED) as the young designers began embracing the technology. If not, these shoes you may have seen online – all over the show, as they are to my knowledge the most pinned pair of shoes, ever. ha ha. Thanx lovely ladies that I follow on Pintrest 😉
This above pair designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf and called Melonia shoe, which was nominated for Brit Insurance Design Award of the Year 2011 and was printed using powder nylon. the shoe was made out of a continuous loop, which made for an entirely different look.
3D printing is quickly on the rise and of course, within the fashion industry its being embraced by fashion designers. Its yet to have reached a point of being a widespread alternative to traditionally made shoes.
As the wearability is generally not practical when it comes to designer 3D printed shoes, some designers like Victoria Spruce has used which has generated lots of interest toward the technology still since her shoes don’t look at all like conventional shoes. Here are some rad 3D printed design shoes.
Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne
Shoes by Marieka Ratsma
Shoes by Hoon Chung
Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen
The pros of both approaches is that it can combine classic shoe shapes with intricate printed heels, reduced cost of production as well as minimal to no waste.
I’m all for comfort when it comes to shoes, so if they can make them look funky but also comfortable, then count me in but until they can get this right I’m not going to running to the mall to get me some. What do you think?
Happy Friday <33
Since our busy schedules sometimes never permit to actually going and doing some retail therapy, it can be bad for the soul… however, online shopping will always prevail to lift your spirits! I’ve come across a real gem, a brand new local online store which is completely and utterly swoon worthy!
Say hello to LushBerry : The Online Style Destination
To begin with LushBerry.co.za can boast selling stunning MICHELLE OKAFOR designer African dresses, SITTING PRETTY gorgeous vintage with all locally sourced fabrics for versatile garments, LA PEARLA the ultimate fashion handbags, ANGELS IN LACE soft feminine lingerie, PRINCESS BEACH SWIMWEAR edgy fun bikinis with a difference, LILIKOI designer Brazilian shoes and not to mention the two ranges of beauty products they stock, KLOOVENBURG luxury olive oil beauty products and SULTANS GOLD Moroccan argan oil for hair and skincare.
Impressive brands to start off with, I cannot wait to see what comes next.
Here are some of my absolute favourites…
Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549
Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660
Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429
Gorgeous Lilikoi Brazilian flat shoes
Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colours : R549
Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599
Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299
Olive Oil body butter : R140
Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic
Let me know your favourites?
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South African beauty, Candice Swanepoel stars in the debut Brian Atwood advertising campaign which features the supermodel wearing lingerie and reclining on a naked man because many people look at deeply boring images like this one and finds them interesting.
Anyway, although the above shot is your garden variety “sexy fashion” print ad, the TV spot is generating more controversy because it’s way more naked. The prints ads have been banned from hanging on the Madison Avenue building houses Brian Atwood’s new Midtown store but the designer’s skin heavy fashion film has got the boot from cuty taxi rear seat TVs for its risque content.
WARNING: As mentioned in the title of this post, this post contains NSFW content. In other words, NOT SAFE FOR WORK. This video is not safe for most work environments, do not watch it if you don’t want to get fired. Pout Perfection accepts no responsibily for loss of jobs due to the content on our site, especially when we give you stupid little warnings. That’s all.
If you cannot watch the video because you are at work, or at church or are just a bit of prude… Candice portrays a sexy executive of some kind who has many PC monitors in her office; she sits down at her sexy executive desk to watch those PC monitors, which broadcast a big-no-penetration-orgy (involving herself also). That risque content is actually just faux-masterbation and Candice smoking cigarettes. However if you can watch the video, all the breathy histronics are worth a laugh; especially when a naked Candice Swanepoel approaches the PC monitors and begins to kiss/eat them.
What are your thoughts on this? Should it be banned? But what are they really advertising? Good shoes = good sex? Good lord, I have a lot of good shoes but I don’t want an orgy. REALLY do not want an orgy. I just think someone at the advertising department needs a firm kick up the backside and maybe to go for sex-therapy lessons that sex doesn’t always sell, or does it? Who knows.