Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Editorial Watch

Sex sells, after all...

9 1/2 Minutes
Tori Praver
and Tyson Ballou
photographed by
Sharif Hamza for Vogue Russia
styling
Simon Robins






Sexy stuff.
But what do you all think? Pleasantly sexy or too far?
What are your thoughts on the increasing influence of sex in the fashion industry? Obviously it's always been a major factor to commercial success, but lately it seems to have risen to a whole new level, especially with regard to nudity. I have no problem with nudity whatsoever, in fact sometimes it can be what turns something ordinary into something extraordinary - but sometimes it seems as if nipples are being thrown in here and there simply for the hell of it. It's the gratuitous nudity that I guess I have an issue with (and that goes for film and television, also). It's just downright...tacky.


Romany

[photographs courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com]

35 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Haha, nipples for the sake of nipples.

Oh I love those images. SOOO sexy in such a good way.

I'm not bothered by nudity, just as long as it is in a tasteful, artistically minded way.

Chic on the Cheap

meg said...

If its got the right atomsphere..I think its cool. Of course, they just look a bit hot and sweaty in this and you just know the bad guy might show up with a chainsaw any moment to do them in. And what were they selling exactly?

I guess what makes it strange..is the fact this is so far from the runway. Like you could have some sexy people right here in a one horse town perhaps...which is pretty clever. And it does tell enough of a story for the imagination.

Berlin said...

Haha, I am sure you know what I would type XD


Snapping a pic,
Berlin =3

Josie said...

These images are definitely sexy, though I must admit that I have no idea what's being sold... Haha.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Sher said...

I think the lines have somewhat been blurred along the way. I read the piece Tavi wrote on her blog about the whole Terry Richardson fiasco, and it really opened up my eyes to the world we're living in nowadays. Where do we draw the line anymore?

emily viveur said...

beautiful photography, but like everyone ahead of me i don't exactly know what they're trying to sell!
haha the bit about the nipples made me laugh. but it's true.
and that IS so freaky that you were just singing rocket when i did my post! talk about coincidences...

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

seeeexxxy editorial! woah. i love it. sex and nudity are beautiful, natural things and in photos like this, its expressed that way. i sound like some hippy art teacher ahhaah. you would never see this published in usa vogue thou

Andie said...

dayummm thats sexayy
but yeah im not really into "nipples being thrown here and there"
thats a bit, cheap?
fine...tacky

CHANTELLE said...

tacky indeed, i'm glad i'm not alone! nudity can actually be very classy if done the right way, if not, it's incredibly unpleasant!

Mila said...

Hot hot hot!!
That is my opinion!

michelle_ said...

great editorial !

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xx GLISTERS & BLISTERS

Anna Jane said...

Pleasantly sexy. I agree with you, though, I don't get the point of gratuitous nudity.

xx,
Anna Jane

http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com/

knk said...

very hot pics, and words are also

cool post
sex is a personal matter not to discuss in pubic

Aimee said...

woah, very steamy pics indeed. I don't really mind nudity, but not too keen on the whole 'nudity for the sake of it' kinda thing.

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Personally, I think these pictures go too far. There's something almost...I don't know, frightening about them. Too gritty, I suppose. I don't like it. :/

Tinja said...

honestly i think in fashion it's too much! they could cut that off. but in movies, it's okay :D you know in editorials i don't want to see a woman posing completely naked not hiding anything. it's the clothes that should hide and it's the clothes i want to look at.

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Those are pretty hot. I think that nudity can be done in a good way, but some are taken out of hand, like that Teri Richardson or w/e his name is guy.

meg said...

hahahaha..well, sex sells..definitely. Which makes me think I found out from a friend who's guy friend came to see her..he's blind in one eye..he was looking at porn on her mother's computer in the livingroom. I think her mother doesn't want him to visit her much. I hope she's having seconds thought about getting an apartment with him.

Berlin said...

Haha, thanks =)

And, thank you for stooping by and sharing your time at my blog.

Giraffes modeling,
Berlin

eleanor said...

i personally like this! it is pretty sexy, but its tasteful!

X

Mat said...

it's not toooo bad but not really my sort of thing. thanks for the comment about being under pressure, you are very right

Juliet said...

I love it! And about Diane Kruger. I'm not into her as a actress, I haven't even seen that many movies where she's been in. But I love the way she dresses and I think she is one of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood right now. Also the fact that she used to model (good stuff) is a plus on my books and the fact that she doesn't use any stylist -ever- which is soooo rare these days.

juliet xxx

coolboy said...

wow very hot , cant stop urge

haha

Keith said...

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Mmmmhh, I've also read the Tavi post and thought this is all too difficult to comment on, but then I still needed to have my (very long) say. Therfore I try to be short now - I'm all for sexual freedom and a healthy, unrestricted attitude towards sex; but fashion, pop music et al are an industry and as you've said 'Sex sells' and in a way it seems to be getting more and more crude. But then, maybe as a society we are getting more and more crude...

knk said...

thanks for comment enjoy life

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Actually I don't have a problem with these images...but I absolutely agree with, what you say above...

I think there is too much sex in practically everything...and it's not beautiful or exciting...it's tacky!

Happy weekend, cheers: Evi

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi Romany, I agree with you 100% on this. It seems that some forms of nudity can be artistic, but I do think that your statement is so true, "it's the gratuitous nudity that I guess I have an issue with (and that goes for film and television, also). It's just downright...tacky." Brava for saying this, I think very few would approach the issue like you and I am in complete agreement with you.

xoxo
Rachel

E said...

I don't hate it for artistic purposes, but it gets to a point where one has to wonder where the Hell the clothes are?

Fashion Court said...

i actually feel the same way as you do!

beckyxoxo said...

I still don't know about the nudity that happens a lot these days. Well, I know it's an art too. Still confused. Haha. But yes, I love those pics! :D

nookie said...

indeed sexs sells, but where's the fashion...
ok, do soft porn editorials but make them fashionable:)
it's vogue..not hustler..
I don't like it:)

L e D. said...

Loved! *-*
sexy pics haha
Xx
http://the-way-it-works.blogspot.com/

Winnie said...

I'm not too bothered about it, I'm guessing, this editorial was all about the jewellery.

It really depends on the levels of nudity, the themes and what they're trying to illustrate. If it's really inappropriate, that's when it's not really right!