First, see this Miu Miu ad featuring model Kasia Struss, 23. It's been under investigation by the Advertising Standard Authority, a watchdog group in the UK. After two people complained about Struss' slim appearance, which they described as "significantly underweight," the ASA looked into the matter, as is their pattern to determine if content negatively affects society or misleads consumers.
Their findings? The ad is fine. According to the Telegraph: "The ASA noted that the model in the ad was slim, and that the lighting effects, make-up and low-cut dress emphasised her body shape. However, we considered that the ad was typical of those used for fashion products and that the model did not look significantly underweight. We therefore concluded that the ad was not irresponsible."
What do you think of the ad? Was the investigation necessary?
We think modelling isn't such a bad career choice, but Modelinia found out that some of our favourite posing beauties had other career aspirations before taking to the catwalk. "I wanted to be a cashier at a grocery shop," Toni Garrn explained. "I wanted to have my own grocery store," said Kasia Struss. Delicious. As for Sigrid Allen, the response was slightly more unusual: "When I was little, I wanted to be a volcanologist because there is a volcano on the island I grew up in, Martinique, and it fascinated me."
If LOVE magazine is going to put out a commercial, then you know it's going to be the best of the best. That explains why editor Katie Grand snapped up some of our favourite supers and emerging stars for a one-minute production, shot in New York by director James Lima, who has previously done special effects for films like 'Avatar' and 'Terminator.' Even better, the wardrobe for the commercial is exclusively Prada, with styles taken from both Pre-Fall '10 and the archives.
Ready for the list of stars? That's Agyness Deyn, Dree Hemingway, Lindsey Wixson, Rasa Zukauskaite, Kasia Struss, Jeneil Williams, Pixie Geldof and Alessandra Ambrosio. Lima added the city background after the girls shot their scenes, and we love the Prada bus that rolls down the street.
If you like the style from the commercial but can't afford Miuccia's designs, then at least you can sport a limited-edition Gap Tees featuring one of LOVE's Spring/Summer 2010 issue icons. For just £30 at London's Dover Street Market or 35 Euros at Colette in Paris, you can show your appreciate for Lara Stone, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Jeneil Williams, Kristen McMenamy or Daria Werbowy. And with proceeds going toward Haiti relief or, for Moss' design, a UK children's charity, you can turn your model love into a noble gesture.
After Vogue Italia’s webcam and YouTube issue back in January 2007, Steven Meisel has always moved with the times and has never been afraid to take risks with content and covers - remember the black models-only issue this summer? This month we’re treated to more of-the-moment topics with an issue devoted to Twitter and Twitpic.
The December 2009 cover features Gisele Bundchen, Lara Stone, Christy Turlington, Kasia Struss and Natalia Vodianova in photos they took themselves in an ode to Twitpic, hence the spread name, MeiselPic. We love it, just a shame we're never going to look this good in our own Twitpics!
You want green clothes? How cliche! Everybody knows that one of the best parts of this holiday is the pot of gold at the end of the leprechaun's rainbow. (Or at least that's how things were when I ate Lucky Charms.)
In honour of the 17th, The Fash Pack give you three of our favourite gold details for fall.