These humanoid plastic monsters play a huge role in contributing to our image of women and women’s bodies, considering we see them as often as we see billboards or commercials. More
Comedian Meghan O’Neill has accurately noticed that every mannequin looks exactly like someone starring in a telenova. Their strange, pulled faces are identical. But then, I guess “mannequin” is really the look that everyone addicted to Botox is ultimately aiming for.
But just because they’re a little bit brittle doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings, though! Nicole Kidman and the Queen of England are both said to have feelings, and so can these mannequins. Look at all the feelings they can have, entirely without moving their lips. More
A Swedish retailer called Åhléns recently introduced plus-sized (for lack of a better term) mannequins. A blogger spotted the lingerie-clad mannequins, snapped a photo, the image started to surface on Facebook and Twitter–Women’s Rights News shared it with their half a million followers, etc–and the image went viral. According to one Swedish publication, “In just a few days the picture has received nearly 60,000 likes while shared by almost 18,000 people.” Neat!
So, two things. More
In (post) Soviet Russia, porn watches you! (Click through for more hott robot action.) More
I was a little bleary walking to work this morning until I hit American Apparel on Fifth Ave and got an eyeful of erect, skyward-pointing nipple. More
Notice anything funny? More
This weekend, Barneys New York unveiled “Roomscapes of the Imagination,” part of their eternally ongoing commitment to providing Manhattanites with window displays that are so highly conceptualized, all anyone can do is take wild stabs in the dark as to what they’re supposed to mean…and then, I suppose, go into Barneys and buy clothes? More
Karl Lagerfeld’s latest ad for Chanel, Window World, seems to be a lot like the ’80′s movie Mannequin, except scarier, with less speaking, and less wondering “why is Samantha from Sex and the City a mannequin?” It’s arty! It’s kind of like Black Swan in a department store! Still, nothing has ever made us want to run around a department store more than the montage scene in Mannequin. Compare the two and vote for your favorite:
The fact that the mannequins at Club Monaco have bumpy, emaciated spines is causing a lot of hubbub. Spines? Really? You people are scared of bumpy spines? I’ll show you some mannequins to be scared of.
Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L’Oreal fortune and the richest woman in France, is being investigated for reportedly giving money to both French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (the latter through her charitable foundation). Merde! – The … More
“Never fit a dress to the body but train the body to fit the dress”- Elsa Schiaparelli It is a little known fact that Elsa Schiaparelli designed solely for mannequins.
But I didn’t. The folks over at Refinery29 did. I am jealous and I hate them now. – Refinery29 What do you do when your favorite product is discontinued? This – Crushable The Alexander McQueen eyewear campaign is, as expected, … More