Since televisions were becoming an extremely common entertainment in people’s homes, it was insanely easier to follow new fashion trends and with prices of clothing down, women and teenagers could follow and copy trends. The two most iconic trendsetters for women of the 50’s were Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe had one of the most copied looks of this era. Since this was a time of showing off a woman’s figure, she was admired by most because she did just that. She was a sex icon of her time and women followed her trend of showing off their figures.
Doe Deere is one successful CEO that knows good fashion. She is also a woman that likes to create her own unique look. Her unique take on fashion and life is clearly evident in her wonderful line of cosmetics. The whimsical colors in the cosmetic line seem intimidating to some. However, her fans like to mix and match the colors to match their current moods.
Most of the book which stands out to me, is the author’s encouragement to her readers, that anyone can change their mindset at any time, age, or state of mind in their life. It may be very difficult for some people, but it can be done and it is well worth it. Carol Dweck provokes readers to pursue reading the rest of her book when she states, “Much of what you think of as your personality actually grows out of this “mindset.” Much of what may be preventing you from fulfilling your potential grows out of it” (xi). This quote makes readers want to continue reading because it not only makes the reader wonder, it makes them want to find out what the rest of the book is about. My initial thought of this sentence was
Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal,” which I believe holds true in the world of fashion. Designers are the creators of the trends we see, but they would not be put into the spotlight without those who popularize them. That would be the job of a trendsetter. There have been many fashion trendsetters and icons throughout history such as Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy however, an icon who I believe to be important is Diane Keaton. Diane’s style has influenced many women over time and has given them the confidence to broaden their ways of self-expression and not be afraid to break gender norms.
There are advertisements that are seen everyday, whether it’s on a television screen or posted up on a huge billboard. There are also several different ways advertising uses rhetorical ploys. For example, Victoria’s Secret uses the appeal to sexiness to persuade one to buy something. In these commercials there are models who are wearing the products in an attempt to look “sexy” in the apparel. This then leads viewers to believe these products will do the same for them, essentially making them look just as “sexy.” Another type of rhetorical ploy used in advertising is the direct attack/hard sell.
As stated earlier Susan Sarandon is the narrator of the commercial. She is recognized for playing multiple rolls as a matriarchy figure in films such as “Stepmom”. Sarandon status as a celebrity adds to the ethos as well as the pathos of this advertisement. Her warm, soft toned, and clear voice constructs the audience to feel sense of trust toward her and the product being sold. There is a point in the ad where Sarandon puts an emphasis on the word “Fight.” This creates a sense of awareness, which makes the viewer realize that family is all about love and that you are willing to do anything, no matter what, for the ones you love.
The paragraph that stood out to me the most in Germaine Greer’s “The Stereotype” was the one that spoke to societies expectations of women, as it is still very prevalent today. Today women on every form of social media or commercials advertisements are expected to look a certain way. Even in the real world, women are to be seen impeccable and are often perceived differently based on their features, style, and overall appearance. Often times people on social media gain following based on their aesthetics rather than their personality or creativity which seems to be very similar to older times. Today there are people who are seen as “role models” or social media icons solely because they meet society's expectations of what “beautiful” is and
Royals is all about difference and confidence in one’s self. Lorde mentions all these things and actions that are popular with the public and what the public expects from famous people. The theme of confidence in “Royals” is exhibited by the lyric, “My friends and I we’ve cracked the code.” This lyric uses a metaphor to show how she has found the key, or code, to life. She is confident that she has figured out how to live life on her own terms. Lorde also thinks that other people can live like this too if they just stop and take a look at their life in as a whole.
We often see beautiful women in ads for automobiles, beer, fashions, and many others. This gets the men thinking “ if I buy this product, I can get a woman like her.” this also puts a certain desire for the product because in ways it’s being compared to the woman. For example, when men and women see the beautiful woman with cleavage showing or other parts of the body, it excites them. So when they see the product that is being advertized, that get excited because it reminds them of the beautiful woman. One concern that I have with this is why have these types of ads on television where a young child could easily see it.