Thigh highs tread a very thin line; one slight misstep and you could end up looking like a botched American Apparel ad.
American Apparel has not exactly been getting the best press over the last few weeks.
The whole thing is based on 5 Seconds of Summer’s hit song “She Looks So Perfect,” which contains the lines, “You look so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear.”
It feels pretty clear that AA is just trolling us at this point – but does that make this ad any less wrong?
Does the way women are depicted in the media demean them and give them a negative body image – or does it empower them?
This is also very body-positive. Possibly rape-positive too. But body-positive for sure. Don’t shame the butthole.
I’ve felt with a few old school publicists and marketers myself and look occasionally they’ll surprise me with the ability to call up some old friend and place some story and I’ll think, “Wow I wish I had that power,” but I don’t. I don’t think many people do anymore.
Are these fabulous ad campaigns porn or high fashion?
Space is recoverable. The status of a college degree, the income from a job — recoverable. Time is not. This time you have now is it. You will not get it back.
When people are abashed to be called a hipster, I can’t help but laugh because, really, what other choice do you have? If you’re wearing something as innocuous as a flannel shirt, you make the cut. It’s silly! Like, call me a hipster. That’s fine because what other stereotype have I been given to work with?