American Apparel‘s Voodoo-themed Halloween displays offended several Vodoun practitioners who asked for it to be removed, but it’s still up. More
Topic: american apparel
American Apparel has been gamely shocking the world for years now. When they’re not hiring models who look fifteen (and seeing the subsequent ad campaigns banned), they’re getting in trouble for tone deaf casting calls, getting in even more trouble for … More
Solids, patterns, studs — how does it all fit? (Perfectly!) More
Today, in stunt casting: Diesel has an extremely provocative new campaign anchored by the slogan, I Am Not What I Appear To Be. In order to achieve the very sexy levels of provocation he was after, the brand’s equally-sexy-and-boundary-pushing new creative director Nichola Formichetti (above) cast “real people”/non-models and people from the internet (the realest people).
One of them happens to be wearing a niqab–but a denim one, for that extra rock’n roll grit. More
Tomorrow marks the official celebration of Rosh Hashanah and–while NYFW organizers weren’t sympathetic to the date–here comes American Apparel to observe the holiday in the only way they know: by provocatively stunt casting an Hasidic Jewish model as their latest campaign face. More
It’s no secret that transgender people are often censored and excluded from mainstream media. Trans* men and women are deeply underrepresented, and when they are placed in ads or television or film, they’re either highly sexualized, sensationalized or the butt of a joke. This is not okay and it needs to change. But is this the way to do it? More
American Apparel just acquired indie favorite Oak NYC, which means more Oak for Oak lovers, and hopefully a more Oak-y American Apparel in the future. More
Eventually they’ll come to like his logoless clothes, he hopes. More
Today, in news of the unsurprising: the UK’s famously ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two more American Apparel ads on the grounds that they cause “harm and offence.” And they weren’t even particularly bad ones, as American Apparel ads go. More
Kiss me. More
Some things give one a feeling of continuity in an ever changing world. The sun always rises in the east, Summer comes after Spring, and American Apparel will always run overtly sexualized images of young models that get their ads banned. So, things are the same today as they are nearly every day, and we can take comfort in that. More
Spanx aren’t the only things that won’t add to the convenience of your sex life. Let’s a take a look at a few very inconvenient truths about some of these garments right now, as well as their potential consequences. This may be a bit NSFW, by the way. More
A thorough but by no means exhaustive look at what where you shop says about you.
American Apparel: you have a rash somewhere on your body right now that you definitely plan on getting checked out, even though you have yet to make a doctor’s appointment.
Lululemon: all of your scarves are infinity scarves. Somehow you are still unhappy.
Anthropologie: you are reading this on a bicycle. You have always been on a bicycle. You don’t know where you’re going and you can’t stop the bicycle, no matter how much you want to. There is a dog in your basket – a dog you have never seen before in your life. It’s raining gently and you’re frightened. More
Obviously, I don’t understand the world of PR, retail, or natural disasters. More