A&F Quarterly

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  1. LilyBird

    LilyBird New Member

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    I know there has been controversy around this publication, and I myself thought it was probably harmless until I saw it...

    I don't think they market this as porn, but what do you think?

    TO WARN YOU: It contains topless women, and sexual situations--though only breasts are showing---there are many strategically placed blankets and trees :blink:

    A&F Quarterly
     
  2. lele

    lele New Member

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    the link does not work....
     
  3. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    :doh: I was all exited about it


    :lol:
     
  4. LilyBird

    LilyBird New Member

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  5. AlmostFamous

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    I dont see the big deal. You have to be 18 to purchase it. It isnt like anyone gets it if they spent $50 or more. No one is forcing anyone to buy the quarterly. If someone doesnt like whats in it, dont buy it. And if the models are comfortable posing topless, pantless, whatever..then who cares. Not to mention this is being shot by the one and only Bruce Weber! I like the pictures, this is the only thing out of abercrombie I do like. :)

    The more controversy, the more publicity abercrombie gets. So, yeah... :wacko:
     
  6. kellygirl

    kellygirl New Member

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    so from my friends/acquaintances who have posed for b. weber for an AF shoot this is what i gather...

    BW starts with a big crop of models for the shoot. he expects each one to be ready and willing to take their clothes off at a moment's notice and if you act uncomfortable/uncooperative at all you are immediately dismissed from the shoot. it's kind of like a survival of the fittest thing, last man standing etc. i guess the shoots start off with 5x the amount of models who actually end up in the catalog.

    thought some of you might find that interesting? :blush:
     
  7. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    With those kinds of catalogs, who even thought A&F sold clothes? :lol:
     
  8. TheSweetest

    TheSweetest New Member

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    you know what? one day i saw a clip of A&F models REALLY making out on a couch as part of ad pictures, and right then i knew they were going to start taking things to far. Sure, sex sells, but dang! All all of that isn't even necessary!
     
  9. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Maybe the reason their clothes are so bad is because they spend all their effort on making sub-mills & boon photgraphic erotica...
     
  10. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    here is what i've found on this

    from the Independent UK
     
  11. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    I hate a&f there clothes are disgusting thats why they need "all american naked goodlooks" to compensate for that.
    i don't ever remember an ethnic model in their catalogs.
    blah they suck anyways
     
  12. CaptainJackSparrow

    CaptainJackSparrow El Capitán

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    great points people...and lena thanx for the article...i hate that people are still using sex to sell products...its all due to a lack in creativity in my opinion...eye catching at first, but now its just overblown and tacky...not to say i dont like looking at the photos :innocent: its just, everything has its place....there needs to be more Vogue Alice in Wonderland spreads :heart:
     
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    I think this is a good example of the relationship between body image and fashion. A&F are selling body image AS fashion... :doh:
     
  14. AlmostFamous

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    ITS NOT A CATALOGUE!!!!!!!!

    Its called the A&F quarterly. Its a quarterly magazine. It has celeb interviews and such. Their catalogues are completely seperate, and everyone is fully clothed. I used to get it sent to my house so I could hang up the cute guys. But now the guys are all ugly.
     
  15. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i love the quarterly because it sells the image of abercrombie long before it sells the clothes...it's not just "all american good looks" it's selling a certain sexuality, a certain physicality, a certain lifestyle. we can all agree that abercrombie is not for everyone and even those who it is for (which i believe the core market is the highschool and college student), it is not to be worn everywhere. there are certain college campuses around this country that are populated with people who look like abercrombie models, behave like them, buy clothes like them: these quarterlies are aimed at them. i find it disgusting that a seven year old would have access to these quarterlies and that parents shift the blame from themselves to the company producing it.

    if gucci or versace or any of the other houses produced publications of that size, you would find a similar emphasis on similar themes...my god, versace had that campaign not to long ago with the girl on a beach where everyone was naked...where was the uproar?

    and a lot of these conservatives are not as worried about their children as they are their husbands.
     
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    You must be 18 to buy the quarterly. Parents know what they are buying before hand. There is no grounds for anyone to complain. No one is forcing you to buy this thing. :wacko:
     
  17. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    or their wives ;)
     
  18. Acid

    Acid yes

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    hey where are you hiding alejandro? :lol: :innocent:
     
  19. Atelier

    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    Uninteresting photos from an uninteresting brand. The zealous look of frolic on the models' faces just makes it irrelevant. I'm all for nudity though.

    And by the way, can we save the term "porn" for real, actual porn? Those actors and actresses put too much effort into their work for the mainstream to get mileage from that attention-grabbing word. ;)
     
  20. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I completely agree. The quarterly is great at selling the image first...not necessarily sex, but rather - sexuality.

    However, I don't think there is the need for all the nudity. I find that unattractive to see just people lying around naked in the magazine. I'm not afraid of nudity, but I think that for Abercrombie the look is too far fetched.
     

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