April 9, 2006

vogue


In a land where we are told to embrace our ethnic races and cultures, where everyone either has a brown tint to their skins or is yellow like a freshly boiled chicken, it's oh-so-comforting to have all the local brands use foreign models to advertise their wares. Hoping to aspire to these images of beauty, many of the youth now have badly dyed blonde hair and the occasional pair of violet coloured eyes. Actually, the 'colour' demographic also includes older people...much, much older. The tagline for the day: White Sells.

11 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

Gives the brand an international image..so, cliché ! Good shot !!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Argh- I know - it's frustrating. I love diversity and it pains me to see these "cloned" models everywhere in every land.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

I agree with Sam! Lots of motorcycles on this parking lot.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Lots of motorcycles and they're all parked on the pedestrian walkway!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Denton said...

Sad that anyone would aspire to images of beauty as defined in an advertisement.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Sad that they are still doing this with advertising even now -- also obviously their sales and marketing will explode once they start using more Asian and other ethnic models, because people love to see themselves reflected in advertising and media imaging...
L

1:58 AM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

its shame that its like that - but i guess your absolutely right - its a sorry state of affairs

6:57 AM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

Lately, japanese celebrities are dying their hair black again but guess the message has not reached the common people. Hardly see a women with black hair even in this part of JApan. ( Except the very one youngs)

7:09 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

For a time adverts here in Manila are also like that...but i guess Filipinos are being more mature now...so we see more brown skinned models now =)

1:53 PM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

Oh sorry, realised my spelling was wrong.., I meant DYE.

6:46 AM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

Brian and Luch hit it spot on--very frustrating,but also not surprising.Good catch.

12:33 AM  

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