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Saturday, 15. February 2003
As always, problems of the last minute came up, but it seems that by Monday morning (Paris time), this humble weblog will move to a new URL. I'll post the new address here, but if antville.org will be unavailable, the URL will be posted on saltyt.com as well.
I'm happy to inform you that the site will stay entirely free, and there will be no contributions call either. Even better, SALTYT will stay ads-free -- no banners, no pop-ups, no sponsored links, no affiliate merchants etc. Many thx to the host that made this possible (details on Monday).
We'll have an inaugural bash with tons of scans and info!
I leave you in the meantime with the cover of the upcoming POP magazine, special thx tigerrouge for the scan. See you all on Monday!
Wednesday, 12. February 2003
Gisele plays a bit
The March issue of W is self-titled "Our big fat March issue", but they could call it simply "The Gisele Issue". It is a kind of egg-chicken thing, but apparently W got a lot of ads from companies using Gisele because it had a giant ed with her -- or maybe vice-versa.
To neophytes in the magazine trade: asking advertisers to take advantage of their own model's appearance is sort of OK; to decide upon a model's appearance only by the advertisers contributions is not. It is an ethical infraction.
So how came the Vogue issue with Natalia is full of CK ads, while the W issue with Gisele is full of Dior, D&G, Balenciaga? Sorry I asked.
But I'm not going to complain. I felt sorry for Natalia, poor thing, trying to pose for a supermodel exactly on the same month that the only real supermodel of the decade was planning a blitz of her own.
I can't upload hi-res here (I'll do that Monday morning, at my new URL), but I thought the pic above could make a general impression. In the Dior ads (10 pages!) Gisele is, well, hot, culminating in the ad above with a hint of sexual self-play. The D&G ads are even harder (but not to my taste), while the ed is... Oh, don't let me begin. I'll try to post more tomorrow. Good night from Paris.
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