Lush’s new product catalog is very interesting.

This is a perfect example of how white left wing liberal culture is not actually that much more progressive than their right wing counterparts.

””“African Paradise”“”” bc Africa is one homogenous nation lmao

- Melody

African Paradise is made up of ingredients found all over Africa and in using those ingredients, LUSH can support the communities that harvest them. This is a GOOD thing for communities whose only source of revenue is the ingredients they harvest and sell. Don’t bash something you don’t understand or research. LUSH buys ingredients at fair prices and is one of the few cosmetics companies to have an entire buying team dedicated to buying ingredients ETHICALLY.

So are you just going to ignore the fact that they are homogenizing Africa and that this picture is the epitome of white saviourism or….

- Melody

As an artist who goes to a school recognized for their design program the way this photo was taken was no small mistake and the design of this page was thoroughly planned and it is actually really disgusting.

Let’s break it down,

there’s only one child who’s face is visible which gives just enough personality to make readers understand the children are happy this woman is here, but not enough faces to individualize each child. Coupled with the fact we only see the rest of the children’s back heads, the viewer assumes all the children are happy without giving each of them an individual identity - blatant homogenizing in an extremely literal sense

The arms of the children all point to and frame the title of the piece and direct the viewer’s eyes to the name and face of the woman, not only are the children not identifiable by face, but also by lack of name (LUSH probably wouldn’t have wanted to go through the trouble of getting their consent for their names anyway, but but also don’t want them identified as anything other than ‘those children who need help’. And that’s if they’d even actually consent, or even fully consented to being in this photograph)

Probably the most recognizable part is how she stands above the children as they raise their arms to her, palms open, like how much more blatantly “I’m a savior” could you get? - combined with the idea that the article is about a product, the open palms make it look like they’re basically begging for it (despite what they’re actually doing is wanting to play with the bubbles, see that one bubble you can barely notice to the left of the woman’s description?)

Several children are even cut out of frame and reduced to arms whose only purpose is to frame the title and lead you to the woman’s face. The children are literally being used as props and that is SO OVERWHELMINGLY INTENTIONAL FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHERS/EDITORS SIDE IT INFURIATES ME


That there were other bubbles throughout the photo that were photoshopped out to increase the “children happily accepting help” schtick (One kid far left looks like they just caught one or missed one there should no doubt be more bubbles throughout the photo)

AUGH LIKE this photo is SO HUGELY REFERENTIAL to SO MANY pieces I’ve learned about in Art History and guess which ones remind me of this painting include? Yeah you guessed it basically anything involving Jesus or Mary or one of the Saints or Angels. So add appropriating biblical or christian imagery as a means to uphold and justify racist white savior bullshit (HELLO 17th century european slave trade)

This is so infuriating to me as an art student because I KNOW whoever made this page stared long and fucking hard at the same flipping text books as I did and understands the implications and impact that something like this has on the mind of a consumer and instead of just using another photo they promptly USED IT TO SELL A PRODUCT

I hate advertising so much 80% of the industry is just a pool of scum a pool of sexist racist scum I tell you

Also here’s an ad that reminds me of this ad, trigger warning racist so racist, look particularly in the bottom right corner.

People will stare. Make it worth their while → Nicolas Jebran Haute Couture | S/S ‘13


Eyeko “Eye Do” Lash Enhancing Mascara

After years of being a devotee to Dior mascara, I’ve changed my ways (I still love you Dior, trust) and I’ve fallen for this tube from Eyeko. The brush, with spiralized short and long bristles gives the perfect, spider-y, mod look to my lower lashes and makes my upper lashes look a thousand miles long (hyperbole, but truly, they look fantastic.) Plus the formula is full of healthy ingredients that nourish your lashes so they don’t get sad and fall out. 4 thumbs up from me (counting my big toes, too).

People will stare. Make it worth their while → Bilal Barrage Haute Couture | F/W ‘13-‘14


Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009

Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝  Nicolas Jebran f/w 2014-15


Oscar de la Renta at New York Fashion Week Spring 2014


 Bianca Luini :Where I See Fashion

There are those who search at length for inspiration, be it for a writing piece, sculpture, or fashion, but then there are artists who look no further than what is right in front of them, finding beauty in everyday objects, colours, and shapes. This week we are highlighting the wonderful blog WISP –– Where I See Fashion by Bianca Luini for her wonderful imagery and abstract view of clothing. The blog curator showcases clothing alongside art pieces with corresponding elements of colour, shape, and layout, with even a single image triggering the creative process for designers, which develops into a whole line of clothing or textile designs.

(Source: asylum-art)