Shoe endorser Britney Spears allowed Candies to use highly retouched images of her in their ad campaign - so long as they ran the un-retouched versions too. Regardless of whether Brit was trying to make a statement for womankind or just pick up a much needed check (discuss) this ad made me feel profoundly queasy.
Perhaps it’s the original concept or lack thereof: employ a waning chanteuse as a spokesperson, put her into a sickly pink bathing suit and then force the poor girl to pose like a hooker in a full-length mug shot. Perhaps it’s because she looks so desperately sad and shop worn – even in the “AFTER” picture. Or perhaps it's because in their infinite wisdom Candies treated their own shoes as an after thought. Grrrr.