20101110

Julianne Moore for Bulgari~

~Do you know... Venice, Italy has banned Julianne Moore's Bulgari Ads from being posted in the city! (source:Telegraph UK). The photos show the beautiful 'nude' actress covered up by lion cubs, Bulgari handbags & jewelry. The Mayor claimed that the images are wayyy too racy & inappropriate for St. Mark's Square. I thought some of the old Italian paintings & sculptures found in Venice can be quite 'racy' as well no?!
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Oh well...
all I know, those lion cubs are simply adorable!
...and I really-really want to squeeeeeze them !! 
~Now that we've seen the images in question,
what do you think guys?
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~XOXO*
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-Photography by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott 

32 comments:

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I think these are tastefully done. People will always be in an uproar over something. I also read somewhere she is not entirely nude though yes the shots are quite revealing!

Diana Mieczan said...

I dont find those images inappropriate...I find them very classy and beautiful:)...and I really love her too:)
Kisses,sweetie

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Signe said...

I think they are quite classy!
And I love Julianne Moore, she is such a natural beauty!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I think this turned out really chic and classy, there's nothing sleazy about these shots.

David Toms said...

I think that they would be a welcome relief from the usual mobile phone and credit card ads that seemed to be all over St Marks last year

Bob said...

Gorgeous ads.
Gorgeous lady.

Jan said...

Silly Mayor.
Wouldn't mind squeezing a bag actually.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

age doesn't go by for her, she looks great!

Kitty Stampede said...

Wow, I'm really surprised by that. In Italy of all places with nude sculptures as far as the eye can see. hmmm...
they are stunning. and the i want to eat up those lion cubs....ADORABLE. eeee...

schnitzerPHOTO said...

Any time I learn of political censorship - particularly of advertising art - I am saddened. Still, I'm encouraged that these ads utilize fine art photography. Yay for Bulgari, the timeless and classy Ms. Moore, and BOOOO for Venice.

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Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a bunch of crrraaaappppp....Each photo is so tastefully done, & yes, some serious squeezing of furry cubs would be divine. hugs my friend xo xo

Melissa Blake said...

She's stunning!!!

Kim Humes said...

I enjoy the ads and think people are too uptight. Also, I want a lion cub. Now.
That is all :)

McVal said...

That first picture didn't even look like her!
I think for a magazine ad, they're fine. But for a billboard, maybe a few more cuddly lion cubs...

Dancing Branflake said...

Those cubs are really really really cute!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous ads!
Love that blue bag!

xoxox,
CC

Kris said...

Amazing photos. I actually just saw her this weekend in NYC walking around. I hate to say it but girl needs to eat a sandwich. Beautiful, but please eat something!

Stacey said...

I remember reading about this and wondering what all the hoopla was about. I think the pics are tastefully one and Moore is gorgeous!

Jude said...

Venice Italy of all places! I love these photos of Moore - they're beautiful, not distasteful! (I mean, if they run in the NY Times, that old establishment paper...)

Mo Pie, Please said...

That's ridiculous! I agree with you - some of the art found throughout the city is far more racy than these ads! But when I was there I learned that Venice didn't even acknowledge Casanova as being part of their history until several hundred years later. What gives!

Croatian_Latina said...

Moore is so beautiful. and those cubs are adorable!!!!

Brandi said...

SAY WHAT!!! No way should these stunning images be banned. She is gorgeous and the cubs are to die for.

Miss Janey said...

Surprising... sounds more like something that would be done in America...

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a strange idea to ban one of the few aesthetically pleasing ads. Plus, beautiful Juliane says she was never really in the nude while the pictures were taken (is that a bit like Clinton never having inhaled?)

Ana Degenaar said...

Wow! She is gorgeous!

drollgirl said...

they really aren't THAT racy. cripes! those prudish italians!

and i want to lounge around and play with those cubs!

Saving Capulet said...

oh I think those are lovely photos, I cannot believe that she is 49 years old o.o she's beautiful! but those cubs are just toooo cute <3

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

I think they would fit right in!

Homemaker Man said...

Sometimes Italy is weird.

Sam said...

Oh yes!! :0) We have a tiny Bulgari store in Sydney here with the divine Ms J and cubs in the wndows - I stop and press my nose against the glass for a look every time I pass! As for banning it? Odd I think! When they have people like Ciccolina as a PM and Belosconi running around...!