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Jun242010

Tom Ford Eyewear | Ravens | Patriarchy's Makeover


If breast-eating birds bother you, please come back tomorrow. Tom Ford's use of ravens in his Fall 2010 ad campaign for Tom Ford Eyewear with Freja Beha Erichsen and Nicholas Hoult can be interpreted as his belief in a female-centric, new consciousness. 

Ford is the ace of sensual branding -- or hot, sexy, sizzling marketing - whichever you prefer. The sexy marketing maestro has always pushed the envelope, roaming through the closed doors of repressed sexuality and leaving them slightly ajar upon leaving. 

If ravens seem a bit dark and disturbing, consider them not only symbols of death, degeneration and bad luck. Tom Ford grew up in Austin, Texas -- not Santa Fe, of course -- but near America's Indian Country, where ravens are the hallmark of shape-shifting. Ravens can see all things that are hidden. 

In addition, ravens brought light into the darkness of the world and transformed part of Maka, Mother Earth. A raven named plants and taught animals. After the success of his debut film A Single Man, a more thoughtful Tom Ford may be evolving into a mythical storyteller. Anne of Carversville stands for an evolving new dawn of female consciousness, and we hope that raven principles prevail.

The female breast is scratched and hardly accidentally. And we're not clear if the raven should be feared or not, poised on a nipple. In reality, this is the crossroads we're at in human history. Men will either kill everything in sight -- people earth and animals --  or they will embrace female principles.  Fascinating. 

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Reader Comments (1)

Fascinating site -- I love it. And to the nature of brand, story, sensuality and the incipient visuals, I savor that as well. Awesome, Anne you are. Will have to dig in, explore more of your world: the place of sensuality.

As one that's connected with Tom, his team, progressively over the course of the last several years, and spoken -- and written -- about him, the notion of a sexually provocative brand links into just about everything he does. Being in Tom Ford, the shop, Madison Avenue and the 70s, there's something that balances sensuality and a steely resolve there -- it's something between the soft and the very hard. I personally believe that there is a very distinct link between personality and the power of the brand in humanity - what I call, human brands. Here's a note on Tom, to that exploration: http://www.girvin.com/blog/?p=2222. And generally, some notes: http://www.girvin.com/blog/?s=tom+ford.

Tom Ford's link to ravens surprised me -- and it was pointed out to my by my daughter, who knows that I love Tom Ford and that I love ravens.

I believe that ravens have something that is very dark -- very mysterious -- about them. Personally, they've changed my life, since I was ten -- a childhood encounter with a coven of ravens. Stories, to my running, on ravens and personality are here. http://www.girvin.com/blog/?s=ravens+and+crows.

I love your site and will follow | wishing well, from the edge of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho,
Tim Girvin

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTIM GIRVIN

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