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Sabyn Sabyn 9 years
NOPE...what they are selling is too over powered by the elephans...obviously a beauiful horse would have worked much better..the model looks fabulous.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
Huummm interesting points..... however we do LOVE diversity!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
I like that they used an Indian model but again, why are models of colour always featured with animal prints or animals? and I'm opposed to animals being used for our entertainment- it might look cute to us but I doubt the elephants are loving their colored nails n trained poses.
psangel psangel 9 years
Fab ad! Love the colors1!
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
Come on Fab Sugar! Can you look a little deeper here? I'd like to see a model of color who is not exoticised! It's just like shooting black models in a jungle with tigers, or worse, when they paint the models in tiger stripes. The underlying dialogue here is that "non-Western" women are "animalistic" and "primitive." So while it's nice that they're using a South Asian model, and she's gorgeous and the pictures are pretty, it just solidifies the objectification of women of color. And it's not like this is anything new. This has been happening since colonialism - check out bell hooks' "Black Looks" or similar books if you want to learn more. And like others said, I can't say I'm a huge fan of makeup on elephants. It looks cool for sure, but it seems cruel and can't be good for their skin. If I'm not mistaken, they don't only have eye makeup and "nail polish" on, but they look as though they were spray painted with a darker coal color. I can't tell for sure.
breakbrooklyn breakbrooklyn 9 years
yay for diversity but nay for the ad
MzAquamarine MzAquamarine 9 years
YAY!
foxie foxie 9 years
I hear you infernal. Have any of you read "American Psycho?" I swear you teamsugar girls sometimes seem like you stepped right out of that book...
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
elephants are so cute : )
mifashion mifashion 9 years
It's very Hermes, but their not that exciting to me
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I like it. It's something different.
InfernalMari InfernalMari 9 years
...I think elephants should be left alone to be elephanty, not having their nails painted so upperclass people across the world can go 'How quaint!'. 'Oh, and the locals are even wearing our fashions! What progress! Quite! Let us retire to the billiards room for port!'.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
BLAH! Boring.
robinesque robinesque 9 years
Strictly eye candy. Hermes' colors, Indian model posing with elephants. Yeah, real diverse.
hebrew-hunny hebrew-hunny 9 years
I love these.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
These are beautiful!
fofodo fofodo 9 years
Why is it that women of color are always shot either wearing animal prints or standing next to animals? It's absurd and insulting!
foxie foxie 9 years
Animal abuse/exploitation is so totally fab.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
This is a great ad, I love it. The model is beautiful. About time.
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 9 years
I loved this ad! The model was beautful, the painting on the elephants and the elephants themselves were also beautiful. I loved the colors also.
darkplanneur darkplanneur 9 years
Thanks for your post and link Fabsugar It was a pleasure to imagine this campaign ! Kiss from Paris
marimiau marimiau 9 years
My favorite spring ad! It's just perfect!!!
pandacn pandacn 9 years
I love the ad, but putting an Indian with elephants? Hardly diverse, actually very stereotypical that they would have an Indian model here. But still progress considering not very many well known brands make ads like these.
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
:LOVE: fantastic ad
emalove emalove 9 years
Different!
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