As temperatures fall, we at NicoleAndGwendolyn.com delight in the pleasures of winter evenings. Wrapped into blankets, windows open, cold breezes chilling the apartment, we feel so happy. Top choices for winter nighties?
1. Scooter stars Night Shirt, by P.J. Salvage. Perfect for viewing 1940s Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart film, pinot noir glass in hand. Gwendolyn cuddled at side.
2. Pet Pajamas by Martha Stewart. Perfect for snuggling with her mommy!
Gwendolyn is much more compelling than our real model. Agree?
3. Gardinia by Agent Provocateur for date night, if the date is lucky. ;)
“The goddess dripping in gold wears Gardinia. Intricately crafted layers of lady like mink silk and soft gold French leavers lace designed to scuplt your curves adorn this exquisitely beautiful range. Ornate lace detailing and delicate silky bows complete this alluring look.”
4. For Gwendolyn’s date night, she chooses the previous Martha Stewart number in the colour of red. Boyfriend Pugsley is one lucky pug. Ha ha!
And, I hereby present to you, the Plus-Sized model used for this piece in the Martha Stewart for PetSmart ad campaign…
The thin v. plus sized model controversy in High Fashion prompts temperatures to rise. If one is fat, then one is likely offended. If one is thin, then one is the same. So, let us please apply this controversial debate to dogs.
Some argue that plus-sized models are necessary to show consumers of what clothes look like upon the average body. I argue that models are not intended to demonstrate real life scenarios but rather to be presentational mediums for pieces of art. Like a minimal table at the Apple Store presenting the newest season of iPad, the thin body is bricks and mortar, a showroom, for the newest season of design. We are not buying the model, folks. We are buying fashion.
With the previous example, that of Gwendolyn v. Martha Stewart Model, I feel that the second dog, due to its fat, steals attention from the fashion product, like does a plus-sized model. Gwendolyn’s image, on the other hand, presents the clothing. Delicately. The perfect model.
If I had viewed the ad campaign before purchasing this nightie for Gwendolyn, I likely would have passed it by.
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