On Wednesday, according to the New York Times, J.Crew “eliminated” nearly 200 positions—175 to be exact—and announced the head of its women’s design team was out, too. J.Crew and its chief executive Mickey Drexler, who previously revitalized Gap and steered the creation of Old Navy, blamed the company’s 10 percent…
In an email to Jezebel, a spokeswoman for Ann Taylor LOFT says that a very uncomfortable looking photo of a model in a bikini on their website was only "minimally retouched" and that any reason it might have looked overly photoshopped was actually just because the model was standing "an awkward angle."
Ready to feel even more paranoid about your work wardrobe? Turns out giving zero fucks about conforming in the workplace can have a social upside—but only if you deviate in precisely the right ways.
In a politically incorrect twist on the infamous shopping scene from Pretty Woman, a legally blind shopper was barred from shopping at a Salt Lake City area Ann Taylor last weekend because she had a dog with her, even after she explained that she was dependent on the service animal to get around.
Demi Moore is returning as the face of Ann Taylor for the holiday season. Her forthcoming ads were shot by Norman Jean Roy, and although they show the actress in a snowy forest, they were created at a Los Angeles photo studio. Moore had no comment about her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, which is obviously all the…
There were literally dozens of oddly digitally altered models and celebrities this year, with a swipe of the mouse resulting in wonky elbows, whittled waists, new hands and unnaturally lightened skin. Here we have the very worst.
Remember how Ann Taylor promised to "feature more real, beautiful images" after turning models into Stretch Armstrong dolls on its website? Well, they've started by adding some unretouched thumbnails that transform into ribless monstrosities when you click them.
After we noticed Ann Taylor's art department got trigger-happy with the vector tool, the airbrush tool, the liquify tool, and probably 84 other tools in the Photoshop toolbox, we hardly expected any response. But today, the company is apologizing.
Yesterday, we looked at editorial pages from the May 1986 issue of Elle magazine and compared them to the May 2010 issue. Today: Big hair, tan skin, turquoise eyeshadow and lots of lady-cigarettes: Let's compare advertising pages, then and now.
But the agency won't take any action. Ann Taylor recently offered bloggers gift cards in exchange for coverage. Under FTC rules, blogs must disclose their financial relationships with brands; now we just need the same to apply to magazines. [AdAge]
A few weeks ago, we received an intriguing invitation in the tips inbox. Ann Taylor wanted us to come inspect their summer Loft collection — and they were willing to pay us to do it.