There are certain moments in your life that impact you in such a way that you always remember exactly what you were doing when they occurred. I have had a few of these. The first was probably the Challenger explosion. Another was 9/11/01. Another was Princess Diana’s death in a tragic car accident on August 31, 1997.
Yesterday was the anniversary of that tragic accident. While people around the world, especially those in London, were remembering her, a company in China began exploiting her image. Jealousy International, a Chinese lingerie company, launched the campaign for their newest lingerie line, simply entitled “Diana.” The slogan? “Feel the Romance of British Loyalty.” The images? Disrespectful. They hired a Diana look-a-like to pose for these photos in an attempt to gain notoriety and cash-in on the memory and popularity of Princess Diana.
There is nothing right about this.
The UK Daily Mail ran an article about the campaign and, needless to say, people are in an uproar. In the UK it isn’t legal to use likenesses of the Royal Family in ads without their permission. Too bad that rule doesn’t apply abroad. #Fail.
Miranda Kerr: “A Vision of Femininity”
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Steven Meisel shot these images of Kerr during a regular photoshoot and they were then converted to 3-D. A spokesperson for Vogue Italia stated that, with this shoot, “[the magazine] escapes its own pages to become real in the hands of its readers…It reinvents itself and — first among fashion magazines — challenges, once again, the strict schemes of printed paper.”
Personally, I think 3-D is highly over-rated. I feel like it’s become a gimmick to sell movies while adding nothing to the value of the film (don’t tell James Cameron, but I preferred the 2-D version of Avatar!). Now it seems it’s become a gimmick to sell magazines as well.
I don’t doubt the issue will sell well, it is something different, and she is beautiful. Being that the images are also online, I can see it now – young boys everywhere busting out their 3-D Avatar glasses and “admiring” Kerr in all her 3-D glory.
Question Two: How many of you have heard about Wendy Brandes’ Kickstarter project? You can help her raise some much needed funds by pre-ordering her Fall 2010 Swear-Ring Collection!
For anyone who may not be familiar with her work, Wendy Brandes is one of the most talented jewelry designers out there. These are some of my favorite pieces (All images property of Wendy Brandes):
And this, of course, is my future engagement ring. I just need to find the right man to buy it!
In order to keep the cost of these rings down for buyers, Wendy also has to keep the manufacturing costs down. In order to do that, she has to manufacture the rings overseas instead of locally. She explains more about this here.
Wendy turned to Kickstarter to help her raise the factory minimum needed to move forward with the production of these new rings. She was able to reach her initial Kickstarter Project goal of $7,000, but now with the introduction of the NYC ring, the factory minimum needed for the project has gone up to $10,000.
She is currently at $8,745 of the $10,000 needed and has ten more days to raise the rest of her funds and kickstart this project.
Pre-order any of these new rings today, or check out the other ways you can help her reach her goal! I used this opportunity to finally buy my F@#! rings. Can’t wait to get them!
Random Product Rave:
I have been getting compliments on my hair all morning. “Did you get it done?” Nope. “Did you color it?” Nope. “Did you wash your hair?” Ha ha. Funny. “New haircut?” Nope.
So, what is different today, you ask?
I used my newly purchased Moroccon Hair Oil Treatment for the first time.
Moroccan oil is derived from the Argan Tree which grows in Southwest Morocco. If you’ve heard of Argan Oil, you know that it is extremely moisturizing. It’s also ultra-light and non greasy. I have tried other Argan oil products, like Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, and am a fan.
I had never tried the Moroccan Hair Oil Treatment, though, until today. After just one use, I have already decided that it will be a permanent fixture in my hair routine. My hair feels wonderful. It’s shiny, bouncy, smooth, and much more manageable than usual. I have really thick yet fine hair, and the oil didn’t weigh it down at all.
Plus, it smells like the Caribbean. *love*
Now – what are you thinking about this Whatever Wednesday?
All images from Google Images unless otherwise indicated.