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M&S ad

(35 Posts)
startail Thu 08-Sep-11 13:00:04

I stupidly clicked on an email from M&S, I really wish I hadn't. Not for the squeamish

DaveGrohlsgirl Thu 08-Sep-11 13:02:34

Ha!!!.......I knew it would be this one.
Was unfortunate enough to catch it 3 times last night on TV.....absolutely dreadful and sick making. grin

madammecholet Thu 08-Sep-11 13:19:32

Every single outfit in the ad is hideous too. At least the twiggy/danni ones I could see at least 1 item I liked could be forced to wear...

polyhymnia Thu 08-Sep-11 13:28:19

Haven't seen ad yet, but I assume that's Danii on their website - must say I think she loooks quite a bit older with that hairstyle - I preferred her shorter look. But then having to wear those clothes perhaps doesn't bring out the best in anyone. Presumably Twiggy gets to wear the dread Per Una as usual?

polyhymnia Thu 08-Sep-11 13:30:15

Oh dear, I decided to watch it - wish I hadn't. Tacky as hell. The only thing I liked was colour of her nail polish!

TheCrackFox Thu 08-Sep-11 13:43:22


Her nail polish was nice though.

madammecholet Thu 08-Sep-11 13:50:00

Its not danni on homepage or ad polyhmnia its an actress called Charlotte Weston who is far older grin .....v similar face shape though.. Danni might be gutted you thought it though!

polyhymnia Thu 08-Sep-11 14:36:18

Thanks for enlightenment. I'm sure she would - so much for my recognition of celebs!

Aworryingtrend Thu 08-Sep-11 14:45:32

Boak, boak and thrice boak. The 'ooh look a young maaaaaan wikll fancy you if you buy our stuff' selling tool is so hackneyed.

polyhymnia Thu 08-Sep-11 14:47:15

And positively insulting too.

MarshaBrady Thu 08-Sep-11 14:49:31


bishboschone Thu 08-Sep-11 16:51:27

I thought it was a telco advert because the dress was I'll fitting and therefore looked cheap .. They could have at least taken it in to fit her properly .

FoofFighters Thu 08-Sep-11 20:01:40

Yuck. Nice nail polish though!

FoofFighters Thu 08-Sep-11 20:04:24

Took a mosey over Per Una Speziale while I was there. really wish I hadn't shock

MatLeaveForever Thu 08-Sep-11 21:26:21

I cringe at that advert too - M&S have gone be back to their core old ladies market instead of trying to appeal to the masses!

And that model looks embarrassed to be wearing that Per Una cardi!

FrancesFarmer Thu 08-Sep-11 21:29:42

I laughed, I cringed, I laughed again.

madammecholet Thu 08-Sep-11 22:27:49


startail Thu 08-Sep-11 23:01:05

Sorry, I couldn't resist posting. It's wrong on so many levels. The clothes are awful and the whole concept of the older lady dying her hair and wearing a corset while her man is allowed to look old is just yerk.
Even if I confess do spend a fortune on getting my hair coloured.

warmandwooly Fri 09-Sep-11 07:27:57

Agree on the nail polish. M and S have got it right with Lara Stone and Ryan Reynolds modelling for them but the advert..didn't like at all.

warmandwooly Fri 09-Sep-11 07:41:42

Oops. it's not Lara Stone but a model called Rosie..

MissVerinder Fri 09-Sep-11 07:48:38


warmandwooly Fri 09-Sep-11 08:10:59

I mean the tv advert. Not Ryan and Rosie

FoofFighters Fri 09-Sep-11 09:50:53

M&S have lost the plot. behold!

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Sep-11 09:56:41

She's not 'older' shock , she's about 45-50 and that's not a bloody corset, it's one of the shapewear bodies isn't it?

I think she looks fab and is totally aimed at their target market.

moragbellingham Fri 09-Sep-11 16:30:12

Polyhymnia - I thought it was Dannii too and was a bit shock at how they'd aged her up!!!!

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