Clothing company UNIQLO and Nintendo have partnered together for the UTGP17 global t-shirt design competition. Unsurprisingly, the theme of the t-shirt must be Nintendo. For inspirational purposes, potential content ideas are conveniently shown in the format of a video: Entry to the competition closes 31 August 2016, based on the time in Japan. Full details of the competition can be read at UNIQLO’s Q&A and Regulation webpages. The prize-winning t-shirts are expected to start retailing in spring 2017. The Grand Prize is $10,000, plus an invitation to the awards ceremony complete with Shigeru Miyamoto attending, and the winner will also receive the still-codenamed NX – Nintendo’s newest video game console. What the NX exactly is, at this stage it’s all rumours and speculation. The cat’s still in the bag, but once let out it could be more exciting than a house full of cats. Even for non-cat ladies. And those ...Read More »
Can a Campaign turn Blue Singlets from “Wife Beaters” into “Respecters”?
Many are familiar with the phrase “wife beater” but what it means exactly, can vary considerably by demographics. Not that it’s an endorsement domestic violence, but that it’s often used as a colloquial phrase to refer to an item of clothing. Some refer to flannelette shirts as “wife beaters” while others use the phrase as a reference to blue singlets. It’s with respect to the latter, that the This Is Not A Wife Beater campaign in Australia is seeking to make a difference. Challenging how people refer to the item of clothing. Part of this has been to take the blue singlet and relabel them as “respecters” with writing on the navy blue singlets as shown below: Image Credit: thisisnawb The campaign has its origins back in 2013 at the Australian National University (ANU) women’s department in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Alisa Draskovic, speaking to 666 ABC Canberra said about the ...Read More »
Miranda Kerr to Return as a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
Despite the talks of it all being over back in 2013, it seems at least one pairing with Miranda Kerr is on mend. Miranda Kerr and Victoria’s Secret have apparently kissed and made up. All that’s left now is for Miranda to sign a deal reportedly worth $3.8 million with VS, then get back to strutting her stuff on the catwalk. Complete with the wings of a Victoria’s Secret Angel. It’ll likely be bring your own dimples, but Miranda Kerr has that more than covered. Or uncovered. And whether it’s about dimples or something else, almost everyone seems to have their favourite VS Angel, including fantasies about more than just Fantasy Bras. If the reports of a VS insider talking to The FIX are correct, then: “Miranda and VS are talking about her designing a capsule collection with a portion of the proceeds going to one of her charities and ...Read More »
To Beard, or Not to Beard?
That is the Manly Question Based on male and female judgements of photographs of men who were clean-shaven, lightly or heavily stubbled and fully bearded, a recent study by Dixson and Brooks (2013) about men’s facial hair and their perceived socio-sexual attributes of attractiveness, health, masculinity and parenting abilities was conducted. It found that both male and females rated heavy stubble as the most attractive; whereas a full beard was rated highest in perceptions of parenting ability and healthiness, again by both males and females. So there you have it. Men, grow at least some heavy stubble, or invest in a beard. You’ll be seen as more attractive and masculine. (It may not actually make you more manly though, just people’s perceptions of this.) Then you’ve maybe got a chance with Mila Kunis, who was named by FHM the World’s Sexiest Woman in 2013. Is it Really that Simple? In psychological ...Read More »