Friday, March 05, 2010

In other news, Bono is happy with his singning voice...

Light subject for a Friday...the Victoria's Secret "I love my body" commercials?

Seriously? Am I missing the point? The ads are done as if they are all about embracing your self image and accepting your imperfections. It feels almost exactly like those Dove "real women" ads. A perfectly good and worthwhile message.

Only thing is...you are all fucking underwear models!!! Of course you love your bodies...everyone else, does, too! Hence the healthy paychecks for posing in little or no clothing...

I am just not real sure what message we are supposed to get when Allesandra Ambrosio tells us that she is, for some completely non-obvious reason, pretty comfortable with her physique. Who would have ever guessed that?

[Unrelated note: she gets my vote for official best-looking woman on the planet. Discuss.]

5 comments:

Ally said...

First, the commercial is shown entirely too much, and second, it makes me hungry. Some of those girls are seriously too skinny.

Megan said...

Yeah, I do not think it is hard to love a body like that. Although, maybe all these models actually suffer from body dysmorphia and see themselves as a lot larger than they actually are. I am just reaching. I really don't get it either.

His Girl said...

Agreeing with you here...they are all totally hot but as much as I love my body, I'd love it more if it were a little less of it. Haha.

Jen said...

AM, I agree with you: the commercial would be more effective if a wider variety of women were shown. However, the tag: "I love my Body" is a play on words... the ad is for the new "Body by Victoria" line, a style sold by the store forever (I used to work there). It's probably their more practical, less lingerie-like line for everyday, comfortable wear. So, what the skinny models are really saying is they love their Victoria's Secret Body bras... but it would be nice to see both sides of that love.

Irene said...

Did you ever see the Dove "Evolution" Commercial? If not, take a peek here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

It's fascinating! And scary...thinking that my daughter might one day look at magazines and think she is not pretty enough because of all those "beauties" out there...