These are a few of my favorite [everyday] things

I wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of my all time favorite ad campaigns from stores that you can find in your local mall. I think these company’s produce ads that are just wonderful. And now, without further adieu…

1801-138-a-nike-shox1Nike

Now, usually I leave athletic activity to stronger and more coordinated members of my family. However, Nike ads exude a power, strength and agility that really makes me wanna “just do it”. Perhaps one day I too will be Michael Jordan.

victorias-secret-show-068Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret ads aren’t anything amazing, really. It’s just girls in lingerie. If you’re a girl reading this, you see yourself in lingerie (or at least underwear) everyday. In fact, your lingerie is probably from Victoria’s Secret because the brand has poised itself to make women believe that there is no other place in this world where you can purchase underwear (and really, is there any place that has better undies? That 5 for $25 deal is amazing.). A N Y W A Y, the reason why I love, adore, and can hardly tear my dark brown eyes away from VS ads is because of their fabulous models. It’s like they make them in a lab or something. They are fabulous.

benetton_victimsUnited Colors of Benetton

Talk about ad campaigns with great messages, eh? United colors of Benetton is all about tolerance and acceptance. Hence the name of the store. Not only do they have a great massage, their ad campaigns are gorgeous, clean, symmetrical, bold and colorful. Fabulous!

1809138207_2ac3aa529d_bGap

Gap ads just make me happy. The vibrant use of color, the expressiveness of the “models” (and by models I mean actors), the plain backdrop. The Gap always has great, simple ads that just sell their clothes. No frills… I like that.

So, now I dying to ask. What are you favorite ads? R E M E M B E R, they have to be places from everyday, local malls :0).

Cheers,

Clare

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17 Comments

  • Reply Halie July 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Love this post! Really great idea, instead of just featuring the high fashion designers. I really love the Nike ads – so cool – and the Gap ad is just adorable! You’re right…Gap just focuses on the clothes, the way the ad should be. AA ads are kind of like that too, but the models are usually wearing less clothes haha

  • Reply Ash Fox July 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    yes i agree. brilliant branding on all fronts.

    x
    http://www.tittees.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Clothes Horse July 9, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Gap has done some really adorable ads.
    Benetton has gotten itself into trouble before, remember the kissing nuns?

  • Reply Raez July 9, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    haha! love this post, united colors of beneton always has great ads:) i love seeing MACs and lacoste ads. fun and colourfun!

    xx raez

  • Reply The Fashion Inquisitor July 10, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I am super down with Nike and Gap and from a guys perspective Victorias secret is pretty damn dope too haha =]

  • Reply Jennifer July 10, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Oooh I love the VS ads!! For the same reason as you: the Angels. 🙂
    And those Gap ads always make me smile. I love how colorful and cheerful they are.

  • Reply callmedorothy July 10, 2009 at 2:46 am

    What a great idea for a post! I totally agree with you on all of these…I also love some of the target ads. 🙂

  • Reply Fem July 10, 2009 at 3:24 am

    I love those actors from the GAP ad, they were insane in Blades of Glory ♥

  • Reply coco July 10, 2009 at 6:26 am

    I adore Gap. Especially their ads.

  • Reply Couture Carrie July 10, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Fabulous selection of ads to love!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • Reply Maverick July 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I hate all of these companies except Benetton, but I have to admit, the ad campaigns are cool…especially the Nike one.

  • Reply Peeptoes July 10, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for your funny comment! You’re great!
    Love de Victoria’s Secret pic!
    Have a nice weekend 😉

    xx!

  • Reply Fashion Moment July 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Love these Ads!

    FM~FP~AF

  • Reply holly July 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    in high school, the gap ads covered my bedroom walls (wait, sadly did the a&f ones!! but we already talked about that 😉 )

  • Reply La Couturier July 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I do love all of this as well!

    bisous,
    la C.

  • Reply Shin July 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I always enjoy looking at Gap ads too! I enjoy looking at window displays as well. My favorite ads are from Diesel, Jcrew, and Loui Vuitton. xxoxoxo

  • Reply Melanie July 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Love the nike ad! x

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