Monday, February 19, 2007

Mistaken Identity

The other week, my son was with his moms walking through one our biggest malls here in DC. The mall constantly getting additions to it and there have been announcements of another addition with over 1000 condos and office space.

Two years ago, the latest wing was added to the mall, which included a Victoria Secret. It was unveiled right around Valentine's Day and the store windows became a local sensation. News stations came out and filmed the shoppers' reactions, which as you can imagine, went from embarrassment to laughter to disgust.

Well, it's Valentine's season once again and the Victoria Secret display is back. Mannequins with wings on their backs, clad in leopard skin tops and panties loom from teh front windows. The sensation isn't as big since it's the third year, but nevertheless, it still causes some little boys to comment.

"Mommy, look."
"Yep," she said. "That's a display for clothes at that store."

Long Pause.

"Wow, are those the Cheetah Girls?"



Blogger Mamma said...

Someone better call Victoria's secret...their marketing campaign isn't working to cultivate the younger market.

They could probably call Philip Morris for some pointers.

Ouch...did I just say that?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's great. not familiar with kid stuff of late--are the cheetah girls a cartoon?

if so, halloween costumes seem to just get worse and worse...wonder if anyone has actually used VS products to be a cheetah girl.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

I was hoping for a photo of the Cheetah girls.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous croutonboy said...

Is this Tyson's Corner?

Ironically, this has the opposite effect of making me want to revisit some old cartoons of my past and see if I can spot any similarities to Victoria's Secret models. Probably not healthy...

3:30 PM  
Anonymous the frequent flyer said...

As in "Cheetahs," the strip joint? I was at least 10 before I heard of them...

Thanks for the comment at 2blacksheep, brother!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Darren a/k/a Clare's Dad said...

Do they have the pink dogs in the windows too? Those always seem to attract Clare's attention more than the clothes.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Heh, heh . . . the Flyer has been away from the Disney Channel for a while! He told me about the comment last night and was a little dismayed when I told him it wasn't the strip joint.

Umm, the girls really miss the AI updates. Just last night, "Man, I wish Steve would blog about this girl's outfit."

4:39 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Corey's a chip off the ole block. And, no, the Cheetah Girls aren't a cartoon -- they're real live girls (teens)with a series of successful movies on the Disney Channel (could have asked me that two years ago and I wouldn't have had a clue -- nieces are good for something afterall) :-)

9:44 PM  

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