Right. Sure you are, Fred Bare, and if you’ve still got this catalogue online next week I’ll be amazed.[UPDATE Monday 16th October: the catalogue images are no longer online. FURTHER UPDATE Jan 2007: the catalogue is back online but modified] This relates to yesterday’s post on the Australia Institute’s Corporate Paedophilia report, and I’ve already posted this link over at LP in that thread, but it’s about 50 comments in.
The clothes themselves aren’t too bad, although there’s more emphasis on the will-be-a-bust-one-day area than I am comfortable with in the detailing, and some of the low neckline/spaghetti strap combinations seem unnecessarily revealing. The poses are appalling. This pic below is one of less than a handful in the catalogue of girls actually posed in a kid pose rather than come-hither lingerie-model poses.
Compare to this UK catalogue shot of kids clothing – kid’s hair-style, no mascara/lip gloss and no sexualised pose, even though the theme of the shoot is “How to make a Love Potion”.
Let kids be kids, for goodness sake.