Friday, January 22, 2010

Lavshuca's 2010 Spring Collection

A bit of news today, Ami and Yumi are once again spokespeople for the Japanese make up firm Lavshuca.

More details here...

While my interest in cosmetics is not appreciable, it is great to see Puffy still has commercial* appeal.

Also a couple of Puffy wallpapers for Lavshuca's 2010 collection to boot!




* Pun intended...

24 comments:

  1. Nice photos. Thanks for posting them, Wes. I don't exactly frequent the Lavshuca website these days.

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  2. You should, who doesn't want to be pretty? :/

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  3. I'm pretty enough already. But, personally, I prefer a more natural, rough-hewn (weathered?) look.

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  4. On me, that is... not on Ami and Yumi.

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  5. Heh! Well given they let themselves be filmed sans make up in tour 10 final... we can have that both ways.

    Ami's make-up seems nice, but Yumi's doesn't work for me. But she is super skinny now (as opposed to just skinny), which I am not sure I am a big fan of and the make up seems to accentuate that more.

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  6. Well, I think they're still gorgeous...

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  7. Almost forgot they're famous spokes-models......... I'm a fan of women.. who are SPOKES-MODELS?!?!
    I'm ashamed.... still like 'em though.

    vince

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  8. It's Japan... even Woody Allen is a spokes-model there.

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  9. "Almost forgot they're famous spokes-models..... "

    Unlike in the states Asian entertainers wear a few more hats which is a topic of another blog which dovetails into doing more marketing... but typically Asian entertainers make less than their US counterparts (who sneak off to Japan for a payday) so there is a financial consideration to take side gigs that may not happen with stars elsewhere.


    "even Woody Allen is a spokes-model there."

    Japan and I will have to agree to disagree on his worthiness to represent anything...

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  10. I'm getting used to a thin Yumi, but I wish there was more available video of recent Puffy performances to help me adjust. Other than a few random fan-cam clips, I don't believe I've seen any live footage at all from 2009.

    She looks good in this promotional video:

    http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/?plst_comment&in_KS017-05

    Unfortunately I can't really watch this because of my slow Internet connection. If anyone knows how to grab it, PLEASE post a copy to YouTube!

    Re Woody Allen: he's a little like the Stones, I think. If he'd gone down in a plane crash in the mid-70s he'd be a god. Woody was a great favorite of mine back in college, but I admit that his artier recent films are more 'appreciated' than enjoyed. "Worthiness" sounds like a moral judgement, though, and I won't comment on that.

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  11. Per Woody Allen, I agree. There are some directors that can cross decades with ease, look at Clint Eastwood.

    Per the video... I can probably grab it in the next day or two.

    Per Yumi, there did not seem to be much live stuff shot this year or posted up to You Tube (which I skim semi-regularly). Let me see if I can find, they had a few concerts that someone may have streamed.

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  12. I've been watching for some of those concerts to appear on an almost daily basis, Wes. No luck so far. I usually search on "Puffy", though, and so might miss videos tagged in Japanese, or disguised in some way in an attempt to avoid the YouTube copyright police. So there might still be something out there.

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  13. You are hitting the same road block as me... I was hoping Countdown Japan 0910 would yield some results. But no...

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  14. Don't you hate it, though, when some idiot posts hundreds of clips of "wet puffy teens"? And smoking porn... that was a new one on me! Watch two Latina babes blowing smoke on each other. Celebrity chicks puffing IN PUBLIC!

    I'm resigned to having to cope with Sean P. Diddly-Daddy Combs, but some of this other stuff is ridiculous.

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  15. I also recall hitting something called PUFFY NIPPLES when searching for 'our girls'..... I just assumed it was porn, and moved on.


    vince

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  16. Yep, searching for Puffy in Google Image Search is the only time it's actually a good thing to turn SafeSearch "on"... :)

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  17. A happy birthday wish to Yumi, btw.

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  18. The girls are almost unrecognizable from what they used to look like just 6 years ago.

    I actually came across an interview while they were in Canada for their Rolling Debut concerts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqJrXaFnMM&NR=1

    Is there a look they can't pull off? As for the actual interview, Narduar was pretty idiotic. But he entertained the girls at least. In any case, it's hard to believe this is the same band.

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  19. I might've mentioned this before, but I'm not sure: A little over a year ago, during one of Lewis Black's little segments on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", he was talking when his cell-phone rang, and his ring-tone was "That's The Way It Is"!! Cool, huh?


    vince

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  20. @bonsai, of the stuff that gets thrown into a Puffy keyword search pdiddy is the most offensive of the lot. :)

    @stewart, they have had a myriad of looks over the years. I generally think it is a good thing as it keeps things interesting. The seem to straddle a fine line between hip / age appropriate.

    @vince, that is very cool.

    @bonsai, I tried to use my technical wiles for that vid you discussed earlier... no dice.

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  21. > of the stuff that gets thrown into a Puffy keyword search pdiddy is the most offensive of the lot. :)

    Well, I will say it's probably the least interesting to me, but not by much.

    > I tried to use my technical wiles for that vid you discussed earlier... no dice.

    I was afraid so. My own technical wiles aren't all that bad, but this defeated me.

    It's extra annoying that, unlike YouTube, if you wait the half hour or whatever it takes to load the full video (which is only playing 1-2 seconds at a time) on a slow dial-up, and then click to replay it, the whole loading process starts again from scratch. So I guess I'll never see this.

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  22. A quick note... next review is about 75% done. That last 25% is the love... erm self hatred that editing brings.

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  23. In case there are some folks who don't scan older threads for new posts, a clip from the 12/28/2009 Countdown Japan concert has finally surfaced on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wSL5ui-TtA

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