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Ten Years In, Dove's 'Real Beauty' Seems to Be Aging Well. It's been 10 years since Unilever's Dove launched its groundbreaking "Campaign for Real Beauty.

Ten Years In, Dove's 'Real Beauty' Seems to Be Aging Well

" It's won a plethora of ad awards and sold a heap of product -- sales have jumped to $4 billion today from $2.5 billion in its inaugural year. But has it changed perceptions? Dove claims it has. Research from Harvard psychologist Nancy Etcoff examining the campaign then and now finds more women today define beauty on a wider array of qualities beyond looks, such as confidence. It also concludes that women now base their ideas of beauty more on social media than traditional media. 'REAL CURVES' Precursor ads from the U.K. in 2003, before the campaign had its name or survey backing, showed curvy women in lingerie. 'EVOLUTION' The nearly two-minute "Evolution" viral video by Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto, was the campaign's first big breakthrough, and the first double Grand Prix winner in the history of the International Advertising Festival at Cannes in 2007.

Dove 'Real Beauty' Campaign Turns 10: How A Brand Tried To Change The Conversation About Female Beauty. One of the biggest conceptual ad campaigns of the decade grew out of a photography exhibit in a retail building in Toronto.

Dove 'Real Beauty' Campaign Turns 10: How A Brand Tried To Change The Conversation About Female Beauty

“Beyond Compare: Women Photographers On Real Beauty,” a show organized by Dove and Ogilvy & Mather, featured work from 67 female photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Tierney Gearon and Peggy Sirota. And it marked the beginning of Dove’s quest to understand how women thought about beauty — a conversation that would eventually become the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty. Ten years after the exhibition opened, the Campaign For Real Beauty is one of modern marketing’s most talked-about success stories. The campaign has expanded from billboards to television ads and online videos: The 2006 video, “Evolution,” went viral before “viral” was even a thing.

(After all, YouTube had only launched the year before.) How did a brand associated with a plain white bar of soap get men and women worldwide to think about the narrow definitions of female beauty? Advanced Style. Joan Didion and Céline: why old age is having a fashion moment. Instagram’s most stylish accounts have been going wild today for a photograph of 80-year-old literary star Joan Didion, the new face of French fashion giant Céline.

Joan Didion and Céline: why old age is having a fashion moment

Ageism in Fashion and Models Over 40 on the Runway. See more photos of: Read Caption Vogue may earn compensation on these sales through affiliate programs.

Ageism in Fashion and Models Over 40 on the Runway

Photographed by David Sims, Vogue, 2010. Pat Cleveland and Anja Rubik Lead H&M Studio’s Model Tribe. In my mother’s kitchen hangs a portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama—it’s a glamorous photograph, taken at the beginning of her eight-year post.

Pat Cleveland and Anja Rubik Lead H&M Studio’s Model Tribe

It tells of Mrs. Obama’s budding taste and portends of her incredible transformation over her husband’s two terms as president. The First Lady doesn’t wear her hair quite as large anymore, nor is her makeup as heavy as seen in this picture, but there is a sense of optimism, grace, and style in her presentation that persists to this day. I kind of tease my mother about this memento; she has positioned Obama’s picture alongside baby photos of me, my father, and siblings, as if the FLOTUS is a family member. Harvey Nichols 100 Year Old Model Campaign.

HARVEY NICHOLS has created a very special campaign in celebration of Vogue's centenary issue - landing on newsstands on Thursday May 5 - featuring the first 100-year-old model to grace the magazine's pages: Bo Gilbert.

Harvey Nichols 100 Year Old Model Campaign

Ms Gilbert was photographed by Phil Poynter for her very first campaign shoot, in which she wears bespoke Valentino glasses, a Dries Van Noten coat, a Victoria Beckham top, a Lanvin necklace and trousers by The Row. "We devised a campaign that reflected the playful attitude Harvey Nichols is famous for, celebrating both the 100th Anniversary of British Vogue and also style in its entirety," commented Shadi Halliwell, creative and marketing director at Harvey Nichols. "It was a privilege to work with Bo, she is a fabulous, independent lady who epitomises timeless style. " The campaign will feature exclusively in the centenary issue, while an accompanying documentary film, directed by Kell Mitchell, chronicles Ms Gilbert's journey to the pages of Vogue.

Balenciaga's First Men's Runway Show Is a Surprising Backstep for Inclusivity In Fashion. Though they've been producing a men's line for years, the Paris-based brand Balenciaga is finally putting their men's collection on the runway.

Balenciaga's First Men's Runway Show Is a Surprising Backstep for Inclusivity In Fashion

But their methods seem a little off. By announcing the brand's first men's runway show, they're bucking an industry trend of combining men's and women's shows. Demna Gvasalia has been making quite a name for himself since he debuted the 4. His blockbuster moment came this March, when he debuted his first womenswear range for Balenciaga as their newly-appointed creative director. The 40+ looks he showed there were mostly well received; his decision to cast all white models was not. The Drapers Interview. The Drapers Interview. A Personal Stylist for Every Shopper. LONDON, United Kingdom — A personal stylist for every shopper.

A Personal Stylist for Every Shopper

In today's increasingly style-conscious but time-pressed world, where even shopping online can be fragmented and frictionful, it's a compelling vision. But a service that can curate fashion just for you, sourcing and recommending products that fit personal parameters like taste, style, size, brand preferences and price isn't easy to deliver. Basing such a service on human stylists alone makes it expensive and impossible to scale. Meanwhile, the kind of algorithms that power sites like Netflix (a movie subscription service with over 29 million users that is known for having one of the world’s most effective personal recommendation engines) often fail to capture the nuances of fashion, with its subjective tastes, trend cycles and gatekeepers. When Thread first launched, its ratio of stylists to users was about one to one hundred. Thread is free for consumers. Acorn User guide.

Our Timeline. Our Timeline 1987 – The idea for a global brand came to Ted whilst fishing. 1988 – We opened our first store in Glasgow, quickly followed by King Street, Manchester and Nottingham Exchange Arcade. 1990 – The first London store started trading in Covent Garden and the company was bought outright from Goldberg and Sons. 1992 – The Blue Baker collection was launched. 1993 – We opened stores in Soho, London, Leeds Victoria Quarter and Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. 1994 – We entrusted the brand to others and launched the wholesale business in the UK. 1995 – We launched the Ted Baker Woman and Ted Baker Lite lines. 1996 – We began wholesale trading in the USA at Magic 1996.

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2015 Annual report. About - HebTroCo. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. MH MEDIA PACK V15 FINAL. Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd. Mark Hamill's Rag & Bone Campaign. 10:45 AM PDT 10/24/2016 by Stephanie Chan Mark Hamill, who's best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker, is the face of a new fashion campaign.

Mark Hamill's Rag & Bone Campaign

The 65-year-old actor stars in Rag & Bone's new "Men's Project" series, which also features Fading Gigolo director John Turturro, Youth star Harvey Keitel, Russian-American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and rapper Wiz Khalifa. In a deep-thoughts accompanying video, Hamill waxes poetic about heroes and villains for the New York-based brand led by Marcus Wainwright. "I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show," he says in the short clip. "A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes, because celluloid heroes never feel any pain and celluloid heroes never really die. " "Our goal with the project was to capture each artist’s personality and sense of style. American Eagle Outfitters Challenges Marketing Norms With #AerieMAN Parody Video & Campaign Launch. "We aren't afraid of being bold in how we engage our customers, whether through a video that makes you think twice, or challenging the norm in how a brand markets to men," comments Chad Kessler, American Eagle Outfitters Global Brand President.

"We are an all-inclusive brand and we know our male customers respond to humor. We look forward to continuing to innovate and evolve the American Eagle Outfitters product offerings. " American Eagle Outfitters offers a wide variety of undies for all guys to move, groove and bend in, spanning our classic boxers, briefs and trunks as well as our Flex athletic underwear. Show a little or a lot with key styles from the underwear collection worn throughout the campaign, including the Leaves 6" Classic Trunk, Southwestern Print 6" Classic Trunk and the Solid 6" Classic Trunk. The full collection of men's underwear is available now at American Eagle Outfitters stores nationwide and online at®. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Clothing brand Jacamo issue an apology after being called out for “homophobic” online campaign. Online menswear retailer have apologised after a social media campaign, #RealManRunway, backfired over the weekend. The campaign, set up to find someone to be the face of their Autumn/Winter range, Jacamo’s new campaign called “#RealManRunway” launched with the aim to find some one to be the face of their Autumn/Winter range. The tweet contrasts a male model with a more “average” man, with the caption, “Real men have balls, not man bags” However it seemed to have backfired. Many people took to Twitter to vent their anger, with some describing the tweet as “homophobic” and promoting “toxic masculinity”. One tweeter accused them of reinforcing “old-fashioned stereotypes,” while another described the campaign as “homophobic”.

Another pointed out that the idea that real men have balls excludes trans men. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Untitled. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Why older men are more stylish than young men. And it’s not just famous men. Autumn in London is a wonderful time to observe vintage peacocks in full bloom. You merely have to take a stroll down Jermyn Street, Savile Row and the surrounding parks and promenades. I saw one the other day. He wasn’t a day under 70 and was wearing the full "West End Kit" - Terry Haste suit, John Lobb loafers,Turnbull and Asser shirt, Hermes tie, Crombie overcoat, and Locke & Co hat. It was an outfit so traditional and conservative as to be totally radical. The cult of the well-dressed older man is now a mainstay of street style blogs. Grey Fox: Articles discussing older and middle aged man's style and fashions. Here are a few of the better (and not too serious) newspaper and other articles on style and fashion for middle aged and older men.

They are in no particular order; just as I find them. If you know of others please let me know. The important thing about fashion in middle age is that we are getting too old to take fashion seriously. Dress for yourself, feel comfortable, and don't listen to the fashion police. Sales and profits up at Pretty Green. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. The Risks of Fathering a Child As You Age. And more and more men are choosing to do so.

The average age for first-time dads is just over 25, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But from 1980 to 2014, there has been a 58 percent increase in the number of guys 35 and older who brought home a new baby, according to the most recent government statistics. Related: The Men’s Health Guide to Erectile Dysfunction. Birmingham City University - Sign In. The UK is an ageing society – so maybe it’s time to start seriously catering for people’s needs.

Falling birthrates and the lengthening lives of baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 produce an extraordinary statistic. On current trends, from now until 2037, while the numbers of those aged 15 to 64 in the UK will grow on average by 29,000 a year, the numbers of people aged 65 and over will rise by 278,800 a year, according to the thinktank International Longevity Centre – UK.

Gen Z, Gen Y, baby boomers – a guide to the generations. Just wait until the children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit the scene. Over 50s entrepreneurs are leading the UK’s business boom. Forget schoolkid startups and university eureka moments – the word is that the over 50s are leading an entrepreneurial boom in the UK. According to Nicky Templeton, director of partnerships at the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (Prime), this growing trend can be explained in two ways. Is it OK for men not to care about fashion? Men become invisible at 39 - now they know how women feel. In fact, I’ve never heard such nonsense. Men's style dilemma: 'Am I too old to wear this?' Glad to be grey? What life is like for older male models. The Grey Model Agency isn’t explicitly an agency for grey models but if you are, it helps. It was launched last week by Rebecca Valentine, a former photographic agent, with a view to scouting, casting and signing models aged 35 upwards. Valentine came to the idea after realising a distinct “lack of supply” of older models alongside a shift of demographic in the beauty industry.

Chic Baby Boomer Fashion : PWGH Fall/Winter 2012. Youthful Senior Models : Wang Deshun. Men Are Shopping Like Women. Adult Profile - Esquire Media Kit 2016. GQ – Media Kit Print. We must stop ignoring the over-50s. They range from those running marathons – one in eight of finishers at this year’s London event was 50 or over – to centenarians who do not leave their armchair. But there is one thing that links an awfully large number of them: a distaste for the dumbing down of public life in Britain. This may help explain what appears to be some back-pedalling from leaders of our cultural institutions over the last couple of weeks.

The proms, for instance, has been accused in recent years of pandering to a Radio 2 or even a Radio 1 audience by putting on a Doctor Who prom and, this year, an Ibiza dance party hosted by the DJ Pete Tong. The BBC-run organisation, in its 120th year, has just appointed the head of the Glyndebourne opera festival to run the shows. Luxury Stores Add More Amenities in a Tougher Market. Elderly athletes defy age stigma. How do men shop? Do advertisers get targeting the over-50s right? Inside 'Spornosexual Pride': a Mecca for men who treat their bodies as temples. Has Fashion Abandoned the Suit? Why Do People Think Men Who Wear Women's Clothing Are Gay? Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd. Birmingham City University - Sign In. The masculine renunciation. Consumer Tribes - Bernard Cova, Robert Kozinets, Avi Shankar. Jstor. Sofia Paris SS17.

Why did men stop wearing high heels? Upcoming brand DANSHAN explores repressive masculinity. Listen to the amazing new youth voices in gender activism. Can high heels for men become a thing? This designer is working hard to make it happen. What does the word ‘gender’ look like? look it up in this photographic dictionary. Metrosexuality is dead, thank god for that.

A portrait show capturing the many faces of queer beauty. The rise of Nu Lad culture in men's fashion. Femmes, Freaks & Flux: seeking softness in Berlin. Bold Campaign Illustrates The Beauty Of Makeup For Men. Young thug and his bride will wear dresses to their wedding. Why Men Can Wear Womenswear Too. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In.