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Christy Turlington Still Looks Sexy In Calvin Klein’s New Ads

Christy Turlington looks fabulous in new Calvin Klein underwear ads, but not everyone in the ad biz thinks so. Business Insiders Jim Edwards believes the ad is so heavily photoshopped that Christy is unrecognizable (full article below, via) what do you think?

Calvin Klein has begun a new round of advertising for its underwear line, and this ad — like almost all CK advertising — looks fantastic.

But can you guess who the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear is? Here's a clue: She replaced 29-year-old Lara Stone in the role.

In fact that image is Christy Turlington, 44-year-old mother of two, who makes a return to the CK brand 25 years after she first started modeling for the company in 1988.

Unfortunately, the ad is so heavily art directed, Photoshopped and airbrushed that she's barely recognizable.

Don't get us wrong, Turlington remains one of the world's great beauties, even in middle-age. You can see a recent video of her below. But Turlington is famous for her large eyes, sweeping oval features, and her super-straight nose. In this ad, her nose appears to have been largely removed."

A recent interview with Turlington and Harper's Bazaar Executive Editor Laura Brown as they revisit the supermodel's most memorable magazine covers.

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Life is Good creates some high-tech happiness with the Power of Optimism Machine

The EEG-powered machine harnesses the power of positive thoughts to fill a glass of water.

Lifestyle apparel company Life is Good has brought the power of positivity to life in an incredibly engaging way.

Whether a glass is half full or half empty depends largely on a person’s perspective: are they looking at it through a positive or negative lens? Life is Good’s new Power of Optimism Machine uses electroencephalography (EEG) technology to literally demonstrate the power of positive thinking right before people’s eyes.

By either thinking of things that make them happy, or viewing a screen showing the brand’s uplifting artwork and phrases, users can literally fill a glass with water using only the power of positive thoughts.

Joanne Fletcher, senior brand director of Life is Good Canada, says the goal is to inspire people to focus on the good all around them and live with an eye toward positivity.

“Optimism is a powerful tool, with both emotional and physical benefits,” says Fletcher. “It creates positive energy that can change your mood, your mindset, and even your health. We love being able to physically demonstrate the power of optimism as a strategy for living a more fulfilling life.”

The power of positivity is palpable. Researchers have found that having an optimistic outlook is associated with better psychological and physical health. Optimists typically possess better coping strategies than pessimists, and are more likely to engage in lifestyles that protect against disease and illness. And a 75-year Harvard study found that people in happy relationships tend to live longer.

The Power of Optimism Machine is the creation of Toronto-based creative agency, The Garden and was developed by Toronto-based creative digital production studio ThinkingBox. The machine uses Emotiv's open library of commands to create a signal that is sent to a tap that integrates with an arduino microcontroller and computer through bluetooth. This signal then passes through the computer and Arduino to the tap’s on/off switch.

While many people who tried the machine were convinced they would be unable to make it work, everyone was ultimately able to fill the glass with water. There were differences between what constituted positive thoughts for children and adults, however: For adults, positive thoughts tended to be complex or highly specific, such as walking on a beach and feeling sand between their toes, while children tended to focus on simpler things, such as cupcakes or basketball.

“Most people know that positive thinking can affect your mental health, but we wanted to demonstrate that optimism can have physical benefits as well,” says Shari Walczak, Partner and Founder at The Garden. “We came across this idea of using positive brainwaves to create a real-life reaction, and realized we could literally demonstrate the power of optimism.”

Life is Good has been dedicated to spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need since its early days of selling t-shirts on the streets of Boston. The first ever “Life is Good” design served as a simple reminder to focus on the good, and the brand quickly forged meaningful, emotional connections with its community. Committed to building a world where Life is Good for all kids, the brand has since donated over $11.5 million to children's charities.

“We need the power of optimism more than ever right now,” says Fletcher. “What makes each person happy is completely unique. But the tenets of optimism are accessible to all and can be practiced by anyone. Optimism isn't about blind positivity or irrational cheerfulness – it's about embracing the belief that life is not perfect, life is not easy, but life is good.”

The Power of Optimism machine is currently in Life is Good’s Canadian showroom in Toronto for customers to experience when they come in. The brand intends to bring the machine to retailer events throughout Canada this year so they too can experience the power of optimism for themselves.

Campaign Title: “Power of Optimism”
Client: Life Is Good
Senior Brand Director: Joanne Fletcher

Creative Agency: The Garden
Creative Director: Shane Ogilvie
Strategy Director: Shari Walczak
Strategist: Sarah Phillips
Art Director: Rosalinda Graziano
Copywriters: Erin Beaupre
Project Cultivator: Mike Kovacs
Design Director: Omar Morson
Producer: Mike Kovacs

Technology Partner: Thinkingbox
Production: Andy Wadsworth, Christine Clark, Al Gayle

Director of Photography: Darrin Klimek
Editor: Brett Erina

Audio House: Grayson Matthews

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