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."
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.