Sunday, August 30, 2009

Living The Fantasy

Paris Hilton has a new perfume ad out for her new fragrance called Siren where she has posed as a mermaid. This new print ad fits right in with the others that are increasingly fantasy based. For her first and most realistic perfume ad called Just Me, Paris was conservative and projected the image she lives daily, a seductive and untouchable heiress. It was sweet, simple and got the message across perfectly, it is just her the celebutant. She looks a lot like her mom in this picture as well.
Then, taking the creative reigns, she launched Can Can and debuted herself as a can-can dancer. This image was more fun, less serious and allowed her to play a character that was not herself. At this point Paris seemed to see the limits of advertising melt away. From this point she went from playing a realistic character to entering the world of fantasy with her next perfume, Fairy Dust...also entering the world of photoshop and airbrushing.

This ad marks the start of Paris living the childhood dreams of most girls by playing a fairy and later a mermaid. I know I dreamed of being a fairy and went out as one for Halloween on more than one occassion. I think the most retouched ad of all these has to be the new one for Siren. While flipping through People magazine the other day I came across the new ad. I knew who it was supposed to be because it resembled her, but I was a little taken aback by how much I didn't think the face looked like Paris.

If you haven't seen the ad, here it is.
Do you think it looks like her? The ad is very beautiful and appealing to look at, but after looking at the mermaids face for a minute, I begin to lose what Paris looks like.


  1. I hadn't seen the Siren ad yet. I think the ad itself looks great, however, her face just seems different.

  2. I like the Can-can ad best. It's very her, but not in an annoying sort of way.



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