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OMG… WTH… SMH…

13 Nov

There are times in fashion when I feel like we make such a HUGE deal out of nothing and then down size major issues. Dakota Fanning has been under heavy scrutiny after her advertisement with famed designer Marc Jacobs was pulled due to being too risqué. The Brits felt her innocence, youthfulness and sex appeal was too much to handle and banned the ad’s. Looking at the pictures I honestly don’t see what the big deal is… Yes she looks youthful, fun, even a bit flirtatious but nothing to the point of raunchy or inappropriate.

I am confused because over the Summer French Vogue thought it was appropriate to use a 10 year old girl to imitate a “top model”… She was dressed like a grown woman, face full of make-up and resembled nothing of a child. I found the pictures disturbing to say the least however they weren’t given as much attention as this recent Marc Jacobs ad with Dakota Fanning.

I want to hear you weigh in on this… I have provided images of Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs and of the 10 year old girl posing for Vogue France. Which do you find inappropriate and why??? Please share so we can discuss this hot topic.

Ciao,

Simply Studded

Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs “Oh Lola”

Vogue French Photoshoot With 10 Year Model 

*Pictures provide by French Vogue

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3 Responses to “OMG… WTH… SMH…”

  1. bettymarshall November 13, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Wow, great point! I find that Miss Fanning’s ads are much nicer and more effective than the ones with that poor little ten year old…

    I’m surprised that the perfume ad got banned! The only “suspicious” thing about the first ad is the placement of the perfume bottle, but even that isn’t that bad! I’ve seen this ad in Teen Vogue, and trust me, it’s very innocent compared to some other ads in that magazine….

    • simplystudded November 13, 2011 at 2:19 am #

      Hey Betty Marshall I agree 100 percent with everything you said…. The last Ad came out over the summer in French Vogue and it didn’t really get any heat… It was published in French Vogue and no one banned the editorial…. However this Ad with Dakota Fanning is causing such an uproar which is funny to me… I agree the product placement in the first photo could border a bit risqué but nothing compared to those last photos…

  2. Hershey November 14, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    Hey ladies, I agree that like you said, the first picture is a little risqué, but the French one is pretty disturbing. Is it Americans that have a problem with it? I could see why the French and the Brits would have a difference in opinion. It’s a matter of cultural differences. I believe that that is where the disconnect is between the two countries, and their views on the adds.

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