I doubt I need to give any background to the ‘Presidential Major Moment’ currently hitting headlines around the world. Looking through pictures of President Obama’s (how unbelievably cool is that?!) inauguration, I couldn’t help but let my mind wonder onto more sartorial matters. It struck me that while the new First Lady was rocking a very diplomatic Isabel Toledo (Cuban-born, American-based designer) outfit, Barack looked rather bland in his suit and red tie. But it appears that this outfit is a rather well-worn fashion formula…
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Avid Brandishers will know that we have more than a little soft spot for the man who looks really ruddy likely to be the next U.S President: Barack Obama, so it comes as no surprise that, yes, this is another Obama related post. Though this is not really in any way related to fashion it has been doing the rounds on many of the fashion and culture websites so I thought I’d give it it’s due here on old Brandles.
This short film by 60Frames Entertainment is a pro Obama take on that old main stay of phone answering hilarity: the Budweiser “Wassup” advert. This ad is pretty darned funny even though my memories of the inspiration are tainted by living through a period of my life where I can’t remember making a phone call that wasn’t answered with “WASSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!”
A political campaign seems to be the ‘It’ accessory of this season. After Tyra Banks posing as Michelle Obama in September’s Harper’s Bazaar, Interview has pulled in Josh Brolin to rock the presidential trend for their latest cover. Josh is actually playing President George Bush in an up-coming film, titled ‘Bush,’ directed by Oliver Stone. However, on the cover he is photographed by Mikael Jansson.
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Andre Benjamin (also known as Andre 3000) is taking part in the latest ‘Declare Yourself’ campaign which urges American youths to cast their vote as to who should be the next President of their country. Christina Aguilera and Jessica Alba also star in the campaign but it’s Andre’s image that has caught my attention.
Gagged with one of his own bow-ties, the campaign tells that “only you can silence yourself.”