Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New series! Cute or Creepy?

Greetings on a rainy Tuesday in New England. I can't complain, 'cause this is the first real rain we've had all summer. While it's been nice to cool off, a few days of rain is about all I can stand. Since I've been stuck indoors, I probably won't be doing much outfit posting this week...

But I've decided to launch a new "series" of posts here on Ip & Audrey. For a while I was writing about my favorite things each season (and I seem to have abandoned that one! Whoopsies). Now I'm going to try to stick with a weekly "deep" thought. The topic is (drumroll, please)....

Cute or Creepy?

Each week, we're going to take a look at something in fashion or pop culture and decide whether we think it's cute, or just plain creepy. And I will leave it up to you, dear reader, to vote.

Today we're looking at Katy Perry's new album. Her sophomore disc, Teenage Dream, came out yesterday, and the case itself is cotton candy-scented. Katy also opted to appear naked on the cover, lounging on pink cotton candy clouds (naturally). Picking this CD up to give it an innocuous sniff? Um, awkward.

(This is not the actual cover art. Perhaps it should be?)

So! Is the scented cotton candy concept cute? Or does the naked cover propel it over to the creepy category?

Teenage Dream: Is it Cute or is it Creepy?

Cute! Katy may be nude, but it's done tastefully; she looks like a retro pinup. And who doesn't like pink cotton candy?

Creepy! The scented CD is fun and childlike, but pairing it with a nude pic? Not so innocent!

Creepy. free polls


Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Ehh kinda creepy but I get the vibe/look she is going for. It works for her too!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I'm voting creepy because it's overkill to have a cotton candy scented cd case. Also because I find her very annoying. :P

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

hey there! i just found your blog and i really like it. love this new "cute or creepy" installment too.

i have to say that a scratch and sniff cover is kinda cute, especially if it was reminiscent of chanel no.5 or something. but what makes this creepy is coupling the sniff with a nude katy perry. can you imagine what that looks like at the mall? tons of teenage boys sniffing katy perry? lol

anyway, i follow your blog now. feel free to check out my site and follow me too.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh, and here is a link to the actual album cover:

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i voted creepy .. even if i do love cotton candy!

Ariella said...

That sounds like a really interesting series of posts you've planned!
I first voted cute because I thought the cover was the one you had a picture of in this post (which seemed pretty innocent), but then I followed Cheryl's link and saw the actual cover and it made me change my mind. I don't know if 'creepy' is the word I'd use to describe it, but there is definitely something disturbing about the sickeningly overwhelming cuteness of it (the colors, the clouds and the smell) and her being naked.

Raven :) said...

This is a great idea! Can't wait to see this as a weekly post.

I voted "Cute". It seems like I'm one of the few too. Oh well, I always like to be different. ;)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I think it's kind of hilarious actually! I'm always a bit torn with Katy Perry. On the one hand I think she's just that; hilarious. On the other I think she's a major idiot. C'est la vie!
Following you back!