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Roxy Swimwear Promo Blasted as ‘Sexplotation’

Dearest Poutlings,

Roxy swimwear recently had a promotional trailer for the Roxy Pro Biarritz 2013, which every year for the last 8 years Roxy has brought together the world’s best women surfers to Biarritz for an original blend of elite surfing and current music. The teaser trailer leading up to announcing who will be joining the Roxy team entitled #WhoAmIJustGuess has caused quite a huge stir in the media, but for what reason – who knows!!

Watch the teaser trailer here:

OR if you cannot watch, it starts off with a  woman rolling of bed in her underwear, proceeding to put on an oversize white button down blouse which she then drops to the floor to get in the shower… it follows her grab her board and drive to the beach where so puts on a pink Roxy rash guard, and then ends with her paddling out in the ocean. You never see her face but you become quite acquainted with her bum, which she is fortunately blessed to have a good looking one.

screenshots from the promo teaser, ROXY via YouTUBE screenshots from the promo teaser, ROXY via YouTUBE

The Guardian’s Tia Calvo labelled it a “voyeuristic semi soft-core porn clip,” saying it was offensive because it “is representing a professional sport which has been fighting a long and on going battle for gender equality.”

screenshots from the promo teaser, ROXY via YouTUBE screenshots from the promo teaser, ROXY via YouTUBE

Firstly, GET A GOD DAMN LIFE. There is NO gender inequality, in fact if a same teaser trailer was released for Quicksilver, for example, with only a male surfer, and focussed on his arse and abs, rather than a mystery woman’s butt and bare back, I can guarantee you it would not be as visually appealing nor “sexist” and secondly, sex sells as do attractive bodies. This woman is a talented, in more than one aspect, and that is what a professional surfers figure looks like.

I back up Roxy 110% in this instance, and this is what they addressed the public backlash on their Facebook page saying:

“Woman are complex and multi-dimensional. To ignore this fact is to ignore who we truly are. We believe all athletes are naturally beautiful, in and out of the water. You certainly don’t have to be sexy to be an athlete, & we also believe it’s not wrong to be an athlete and to be sexy, if you choose to be.”

The mystery woman was later announced to be Stephanie Gilmore, and so sue her, she’s hot. I’m pretty sure she was stoked to be featured on such a worldwide coverage – OTHERWISE she wouldn’t of let it happen!

People need to calm the hell down and get on with life, and if you have a problem with this – how do you embrace the media daily? There is FAR worse things going on that constitute ‘sexplotation’.

Here is the official unveiling of Stephanie Gilmore…

x missfitz

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Miley Cyrus’ Interesting New Single

Hiya Poutlings

Miley Cyrus, who has been on a huge “I’m a grown up now guys!“; “get-me-off-the-Disney-child-star train“; and let’s not forget…. “look I’m a big girl, I don’t need to wear panties anymore!” has released her new single yesterday On Air with Ryan Secrest, telling him:

“Everyone always judges and says what they want, but my fans… have really stood by me no matter what I’ve been through… and this is a song that says where I’m at in my life right now.”

Listen to the single right here:

It’s mediocrely named “We Can’t Stop”. It sounds very Britney Spears circa 2001, think I’m a Slave 4 U era. The lyrics just make me laugh, she sounds like she’s got something to prove something “shaking it like we at a strip club”  – REALLY, you cannot be more cryptic than that? ….and “trying to get a line in the bathroom“… oh what a great example you’re showing all your fans that have stood by you and bought your various lines for you in the past.  I just don’t buy it. She may very well be living this rock star lifestyle, but just no Miley, no. It’s not classy, it’s not grown up, it’s certainly not rockstar cool and well it’s just trashy.

The rest of her new album which is due for release later this year she has collaborating with Pharrell, Future, Dr. Luke and will.i.am. This is going to get even more interesting!

What are your thoughts on this?

x missfitz

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Top Models as Prostitutes

Heyaaaa ❤

Fashion loves anything that straddles the very fine line between what is provocative and what is tasteless, and of course that happens to include the romanticising the blackened underbelly of society.

louis vuitton fall 2013 short film

If you do not believe me, please consider the “heroin chic” phenomenon of the mid-nineties or consider the unsettling existence of a wikiHow article called “How to be Heroin Chic”. So, I guess that fashion had no other option than to think “What’s gritty and ‘underground’ that we can glamourize with models and fancy clothes? Hmmm…. prostitution would be puuuuuurfect!”

kate moss "heroin chic"

Louis Vuitton’s latest short film, in collaboration with Katie Grand of Love magazine features some of the most recent TOP catwalkers Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Saskia de Braw, Isabeli Fontana, Lily McMenamy, Georgia Jagger and Magdelena Frackowiak as Parisian reines de la nuit drifting about the city streets in the brand’s romantic lingerie inspired Fall ’13 collection. Their path eventually elads to the actual show, where they take the runway in the same clothing.

I don’t know what they are trying to say with this vague storyline – clearly they are trying to say something – but the video is pretty, and the music is nice, and hey, prostitutes!

It’s not too explicit, but there are a few boobs, a few arses, so be wary should you work at a church, or something.

Louis Vuitton AW13 by James Lima from LOVE on Vimeo.

 *missfitz

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Pianist’s music fails to put tortoises in the mood

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London Zoo

There is a lot of heavy news at the moment, so here is something light hearted to hopefully make you smile. The London Zoo has pulled out all the stops to get their Galapagos tortoises, a specieis under threat of extinction, in the mood to mate. They hoped that hiring French pianist, Richard Clyderman, to play his album “Romantique” would sexually arouse the creatures…. no such luck.

Through “Ballade pour Adeline” and “Chariots of Fire” the tortoises “didn’t appear particulary impressed,” according to the Associated Press. They did appear to get slightly excited, however when the zookeeper brought them carrots. Clayderman tried not to take the tough crowd too personally, acknowledging the possibility that tortoises are not big fans of “new romantic” music. Maybe they’d prefer something a bit more edgy to get it on to? Some Barry White? Or maybe some Black Eyed Peas “my Humps”. It happens. Galapagos tortoises live for over 150 years. That’s a long time to be with one mate. Here’s to hpping they’ll feel some external pressure like the rest of us and be able to get something going on today for Valentine’s Day.

*missfitz

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BORN THIS WAY? Yes, Insecure to the Bone

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I’m sure by now that most of you are aware that I’ve never ever bought into this women… For example, just two weeks ago she was banging on about the media hoo-ha of her weight gain, then she posted a series of photographs of her in her underwear (of doing sit-ups around the clock for a week) accompanied a “Body Revolution” campaign urging others to embrace their bodies. The mixed message of “embrace who you are” with “look I’m thin again” doesn’t agree with me… and I really do not give a shit if she DID suffer from bulimia and/or annorexia since she was a teenager, she has a social responsibility to fufil as her target market is a young generation with young minds, and I must be honest, I don’t believe the bullshit that comes out of her mouth anyway.

So she’s gone back to parading her bod as a matter of business, because frankly, her music is not her main business…. On Friday she went for lunch and Les Pirates, Juan Les Pins in the South of France in a bikini top/bra and denim shorts – so desperate for us to see that she’s toned up again.

I do not call this a Body Revolution, to me that is simply treating your body like a piece of meat. Oh yes, she likes to wear meat too…

I question the likes Yoko Ono and Oprah Winfrey praising Draga as a role model to misaligned youth. The message I’m receiving from Gaga is: Cover your body when it doesn’t meet your perception of society’s expection, then crash diet and compulsively exercise, and walk around half naked to prove that you’ve got a hot bod again.

As I’ve always believed, and it has now been proved yet again, she was in fact BORN THIS WAY, insecure!! She needs a warning label for the under 18s.

So anyway, Draga went back to her fail safe of early 2012 injecting the “Lady” back into her look for the launch of her ironical expensive hooker scent, Fame, at Harrods this weekend. Draga arrived to her appearance in a gold horse drawn carriage. Classy.

for this occassion, Lady Gaga got her RuPaul on with full length figure-hugging black dress, massive hair, winged Winehouse eyes and baroque horror claws… what the feck?

Eleganza!

 I rest my case…

*proceeds to step off my Soapbox*

**missfitz

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