"Porno chic"

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QUOTE (BP Tom @ Dec 23 2003, 10:09 PM)
QUOTE (BPMovers @ Dec 9 2003, 03:57 AM)
Original Post: Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:57 pm

I agree, it seems out of place in GL. The string is called "Butt Floss" and by what I read in the fashion magazines, things will be returning to more conservative dress....hopefully so.

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Lou Soulou Me Fa Canta

USER: cigalechanta

It really is amazing how revealing young teenage girls are in their dress these days. As you know from my posts, I am not exactly a prude, but I do find it disturbing to see 13-year-olds dressing like 25 year-olds.  Tom




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QUOTE (BPMovers @ Dec 9 2003, 03:57 AM)
Original Post: Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:57 pm

I agree, it seems out of place in GL. The string is called "Butt Floss" and by what I read in the fashion magazines, things will be returning to more conservative dress....hopefully so.

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Lou Soulou Me Fa Canta

USER: cigalechanta


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Original Post: Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:57 pm

I agree, it seems out of place in GL. The string is called "Butt Floss" and by what I read in the fashion magazines, things will be returning to more conservative dress....hopefully so.

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Lou Soulou Me Fa Canta

USER: cigalechanta
Original Post: Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:39 am

Very interesting links! I agree that my only objection is when it is clearly aimed at children. BUT, I guess what surprises me is that my image of Galeries Lafayette isn't the same thing as my image of lingerie companies like VS or many of the lingerie companies advertised in Paris. I just can't picture going to GL and taking a strip tease course.

Galeries Lafayette was named in the article about "Le String" I posted a while back. The debate was that French schools were considering banning girls from showing their G-string over their pants. A Galeries Lafayette lingerie spokesperson was quoted as saying 'I don't think parents and teachers can stop even pre-adolescents wearing these things - they seem to think it's a laugh".

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Lara Rogers
Bonjour Paris


USER: BP Lara
Original Post: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:13 pm

I see very little difference in this type of marketing and what has been going on in the US for YEARS with regard to Victoria's Secret. They even had a prime time "fashion" show last year. I would venture it received some of the best ratings of the year. I take offense only when this type of advertising specifically targets anyone under 18, such as is the case with Abercrombie & Fitch. They have recently caught flack, yet again, for their marketing campaigns which pander to the younger crowd (well under 18 ) by selling sex via their advertising. Case in point, their latest issue of their "magalog". If you are even braver still, take a look:

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/2596123/detail.html

http://www.columbustelegram.com/articles/2.../news/news2.txt

I find it all appalling and distasteful, to say the least, given their target audience. Don't fall for their rhetoric that they are aiming at college age kids, just visit one A&F store and take a look at the average age of the shoppers.

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USER: Diane
Original Post: Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:43 pm

Lara.....there was an article about this in yesterday's NYTimes under the title "To Sell Lingerie, Inhibitions,And Much More,Are Falling". There are pictures too and one picture showing a very ample female derriere in scant "knickers" has the caption "Je suis vierge. Et vous?" The English translation for vierge could be either virgin or Virgo, take your choice.

Those with courage can click on the following web site

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/06/internat...ope/06PARI.html

USER: BPAL
Original Post: Fri Nov 07, 2003 1:11 pm

(I was torn in whether or not I should put this in the "Sex/Porno" category or the "Paris Fashion" category but let's call a spade a spade. )

My husband just got back from France and brought me a bunch of newspapers from the airport. In the "Herald Tribune" there's an article called "Parisians' knickers in a knot". This is a bit much for me.



"PARIS Underwear seduction courses in a department store?
.
Bien sûr.
Here in Paris, porno-chic has gone mainstream"

Here's the rest of the article. The on-line version is in 4 pages so you have to keep clicking "next page". The on-line version doesn't have the photos that are in the newspaper.

http://www.iht.com/articles/116545.html

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Lara Rogers
Bonjour Paris

USER: BP Lara