Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Favorite Ad: Barbara Bui

I wanted to do something on a Fall '09 collection today, but I'm sick so I don't have the energy to pick through all my bookmarked links. Thankfully, I'd saved these kickass scans of Barbara Bui's surreal Spring '09 campaign, which I'm still very enthusiastic about, so I thought I'd share these...

barbara bui ad

barbara bui ad

barbara bui ad
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9 comments:

F Blog said...

I love the first one. So goood.

Yvonne said...

haha woowwww love her style. that hair is crazy awesome.

Elizabeth said...

fabulous photographs! i love the second one

Shuni said...

This may be a silly question, but is that her real body in the first picture or is she digitally altered to be skinnier?

E said...

Shuni, I pray to the Photoshop gods that it's altered or us mortals are in trouble...

Shuni said...

i agree but even though it is an altered photo, i still find it kind of troublesome that we think this is attractive, even if it is not real-i am not passing judgment on any particular person, please do not think that, it's more a general thought about our culture

E said...

I see what you're saying and I do think the unrealistic body image is a problem in fashion. But honestly, what attracted me to these ads was not so much that I thought they were attractive, but moreso how freakish they look (I like disconcerting photos). They look very alien-like to me and kind of super-natural. The plastic-like quality of their skin gives them a dollish feel, too. But that is my take.

Shuni said...

I see what you are saying and I actually do like the 2nd and 3rd photos for that reason, it was just the first one that bothered me-i just found your blog and i am really enjoying it, even the ability to have this little cyberchat :)

E said...

Lol, well I always appreciate thoughtful commentary so thanks!