You won't find kitschy stockings and hardened fruitcakes at a Marks & Spencer home. Building on its "Adventures in ..." campaign, the British retailer is launching a multifilm series to showcase its holiday-themed food. "Adventures in Surprises," the first film of the season, both whets the appetite and feeds party planning ideas.
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It's kind of obvious why humans are obsessed with food. It's delicious. It makes us feel good. And well, it keeps us alive.
RKCR/Y&R's stylish pastiche of Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz for Marks & Spencer is something between a stagy English panto and a catwalk presentation.
Marks & Spencer's use of 4-year-old Seb White (at bottom right), a little boy with Down syndrome, in its Christmas ad and catalog this year is being hailed as a bold, and long overdue, step forward for the treatment and perception of people with disabilities. The news follows similar stories in the U.S., where Ryan Langston has been doing tons of catalog modeling and Valentina Guerrero fronted a whole American campaign from Spanish swimwear designer Dolores Cortés. I wouldn't have noticed Seb's disability if it hadn't been pointed out, which is the point. Plenty of people with disabilities are indistinguishable from the rest of us. Well, Seb does pull off a bow tie better than most, so there's one difference, I guess.