American Apparel…..return of Agent Provocative


Remember when it seemed like American Apparel was toning down their notoriously porny/horny ads? I can’t get enough of them.

There was that ad that featured Dov Charney working on his laptop in bed flanked by his creative directors. Then there were those illustrated ads, that showed frontal nudity and pubes galore, but the girls were, you know, cartoons. We figured that was as far as American Apparel would go when it came to showing pubic hair. Wrong!

In an ad in Purple Magazine (go figure), American Apparel advertises their sheer undies on a young model with her pubic hair prominently showing. Not that there’s anything wrong with not waxing it all off like it’s become de rigeur to do, of course, and really why is it that pubic hair makes everything so much more taboo?

“Pubic hair is thought of as something unruly, slightly gross and out of control…Is it American Apparel’s sleaziest ad ever?

What do you think?

This seems to be part of a trend for American Apparel in returning to it’s more provocative roots. Other recent ads to have surfaced show a model climbing a tree with just a shirt on (no pants, no panties, natch), and another shows a topless model casually painting her nails in a room full of naked mannequins. I love it, ARTISTIC NUDITY….I’ll pose in one of their ads.

Would u?


Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC




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Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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