I'm not much of a fashionista.
I hate shopping and never buy fashion magazines. Most of my clothes are from Target or the thrift store. My typical outfit consists of jeans and a tee shirt or a gauzy, hippy type top. I don't spend a lot of money on clothes.
That said, I do like to splurge occasionally on an expensive, silky dress or fabulous shoes or something girly that makes me feel pretty. Sometimes an ad for a designer will catch my eye and I will take a look at their stuff when I do shop.
Which is why I don't understand these Marc Jacobs ads starring Victoria Beckham at all. They are hideous. The clothes are butt fugly. The lighting is bad. Vicky looks like she was put into a dehydrator. Lots of times I'll be flipping through a magazine and see ads that make me go WTF? But these - well dayum - these make me think I should have gone to art school. The people who designed these clothes and styled these pictures probably make ten times more money than me and obviously artistic talent is not a requirement. Seems like a good scam to get into.
This one was kinda cute, I guess. Fashion is supposed to be whimsical, I get it, ha ha. But the first thing that struck me was how ugly and stoopid those shoes are. Seriously, if I saw someone mincing down the street in those shoes, I'd point and laugh.
This picture is so appalling it sent me to the thesaurus to find the right adjective to describe it. Wretched works pretty good. Beastly brown fits too. That purse looks like the one my grandma used to carry to church. The dress is just....ewww, and is that a feather duster on her head?
Posh was always my favorite Spice Girl (yeah, I liked them back in the day. What can I say, I was young!) and she seems like she has a good sense of humor about herself, but dizzam! She really must be a cool chick. If that was my picture splashed all over the internet, I'd be crying and threatening lawsuits.
This dress reminds me of one of those crocheted doll toilet tissue covers. Is that thing on her head a question mark? How fitting. Overall she looks like an evil tooth fairy hovering in the air, ready to whip out a pair of plyers if there isn't a tooth under your pillow.
These ads are a joke, right? They've got to be.
Pros and Cons for Victoria Beckham
Pros: - ????
Cons: - Too numerous to list.
Pros and Cons for Marc Jacobs.
Pros: - Before these ads I'd never heard the guys name and knew nothing about him, so now he has name recognition.
Cons - Now I know the name of the person whose products I will never spend money on.
Attention fashion designers!!! If you want me to spend $500 for a dress or some shoes then you'd better make them pretty, by god. What's so hard about that?