The same company that brings us ads about “real beauty” that feel more like “emotionally manipulative BS” is involved in a fun new controversy. More
If this approach is wrong, what’s a better option? More
Ads like this don’t erase the fact that Dove exploits the idea that we’re not good enough and need their products. More
I know that many women will watch this film and feel inspired, that lots of them will examine their own selfie-taking process or the messages they send to other women when they make negative comments about themselves and their bodies. But… More
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been fashion industry tycoons for so long that it’s strange to recall their New York Minute days–not to mention their Full House days, their Walmart days, and their ill-advised but delightful recording career days. Despite the odds, the Olsens have managed to pull off quite a power play and not only build a widely respected brand (The Row‘s Spring 2014 collection was particularly great) but establish themselves as unlikely style icons… loath as we are to use the term.
If you, like me, found Dove’s latest attempt at tugging your heartstrings kind of disingenuous and annoying, you will enjoy this parody video from comedy group New Feelings Time, wherein Dove hires a second forensic sketch artist to draw how men see themselves. More
Are you ready for a totally thought-provoking commercial that will make you question everything you’ve internalized about body image while simultaneously desiring some Dove bodywash? Check out the latest missive in Dove’s “campaign for real beauty,” for which the brand hired a forensic sketch artist to draw women how they see themselves, as well as how others see them. More
Look at his hair! So much volume! More
For a long time, Dove has been shilling their products by using women with diverse body shapes in ads instead of stick-thin models. More
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Yes, we know it’s 2012, but 2011 was such a banner year for polarizing fashion and beauty campaigns that it took us a few days to make sure we got them all: Dakota Fanning reclined suggestively for Marc Jacobs, racism and extreme thinness were all over the place, truth in advertising was dashed in favor of thorough photo editing, and a hair salon in Canada promised to give you the perfect haircut for enduring domestic violence. Check out all the questionable decisions and bad taste from Nivea, Miu Miu, Dior, Donna Karan, and many more. More
The Internet is abuzz today with news of an unintentionally racist skincare ad from those generally inoffensive lovers of “real beauty” over at Dove. Although the “before” and “after” copy is meant to refer to the close-ups of dry/not dry skin, the models are positioned under the words in such as way as to imply that VisibleCare Body Wash will give black women “visibly more beautiful skin” by turning them first into latinas, and then into skinny blonde white women. Uncomfortable! More
Remember back in the “Duck Tale” days, when Scrooge McDuck would do the backstroke through heaps of gold coins? Well, ever since then, I often think about what kinds of things I could fill a room with and swim in. When I was younger, it was 3 Musketeers bars. Now that I’m older, it’s Dove chocolates.
Just kidding, it’s money! But also, this: More
Short answer? Because Dove sells beauty products.
You spent all last night in a bar drinking with your friends and when morning comes, you have to go to work. You’re hungover and have little time to look presentable. Having a hangover at work isn’t fun. Even though … More