Fans of Lands' End polos, fleeces and monogrammed backpacks have spent the past several days railing against the company for sending them a free copy of the July issue of GQ along with the clothing company's recent catalog. You know, that issue of GQ with model Emily Ratajkowski of "Blurred Lines" fame on the cover.
After one mom took the company to task, Land's End has rolled out science-themed t-shirts for little girls. Finally, some NASA amid the pink-and-purple sparkles!
It pains me to be the bearer of tragic news, but it appears that another brutal catalog swimsuit model thigh gapping has occurred. This one's on the cover of the latest Land's End catalog.
Christopher Kilkus is an experienced fashion photographer who has shot for brands and publications like Bebe, BCBG, Forever21, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan. He's also photographed minors for some of these jobs, which is a problem: Kilkus is a convicted and publicly registered sex offender.
Endless, reed-lined beaches. Eclectic, fanciful kitchens. Chaise lounges and soft lighting. Flip through a catalog, and you are the star of these idyllic, aesthetically pleasing worlds. Let's allow ourselves to fall into the fantasy for a moment, shall we?
If Brooks Brothers is too preppy for you, and J. Crew too expensive (or trendy, or small?), then Lands' End may be just right. Where else are the women so normal that they are dubbed pornography of regret? Where else can you get standard, well-made, wintery, gifty stuff in bright colors without breaking the bank?…