Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fashion Odds and Ends

1. Normally, I like Cole-Haan products, and my bonus daughter gives full marks for the Nike inner soles, but these give me the fear. Ladies, are these as ugly as I think they are?

II. Who'd have thought the nanny state would evolve to this? From The Independent

"Britain's advertising watchdog said Wednesday it had banned two adverts by French cosmetics giant L'Oreal over "misleading" airbrushed images of actress Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington.

"We accept that digital manipulation is used in adverts but it has to be done in a truthful way," Advertising Standards Authority spokesman Matt Wilson said.

"In these particular adverts we were not satisfied that the post-production techniques have not exaggerated the benefits of the product."

Obviously L'Oreal disagrees.

III. Huh?

Trendy moms wish to look like their daughters

IANS Jul 27, 2011, 12.52pm IST

Ever wondered why a lot of middle-aged women dress up likegirls younger to their age? A study has found such women are actually trying to look like their daughters.

The study reveals mothers who consider themselves young at heart will often use their daughters as role models, copying not just their clothes but also their hair and make-up, the Daily Express reported.

According to the study conducted for the Journal of Consumer Behaviour , daughters, however, are far less likely to want to dress like their mothers, even if they are trying to look grown up.

Just reporting on, not making the news.



Karena said...

Toad, not too thrilled with the Cole Haan shoes shown!!

I would be thrilled to be airbrushed and look like those two !! Or Catherine Deneauve. Although I really don't want to look like my daughter


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Suburban Princess said...

I have a pair of shoes like those ones...they are very cute with the right outfit :O)

I guess it makes sense that so many moms want to dress like their daughters considering so many moms are only 14 years older than their daughters.

Divine Theatre said...

Those shoes, practical.
I prefer that moms dress like their daughters than the opposite...especially when the daughter is 5!
On the topic of government intervention regarding cosmetic ads...gimme a break! Many cosmetics contain toxic ingredients that are neither listed nor is there a warning on the label. Diapers too! The government is protecting those companies from having to disclose all of the ingredients. In the meantime, the nanny wants to look like she cares...

YONKS said...

Call me weird, I really like those shoes, looks like they would show toe clevage which is very de rigueur!

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