Sarah Meier Nike Run Photoshoot

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by RD, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. RD

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  2. dinakt

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    Stunning woman, great pictures.
     
  3. Quintuple

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    I am all for tasteful nudes or clothes, whichever conveys the artistic vision, ... but it seems kinda awkward and out of place in this case. The one shot I really like is the one where she's doing a runner's hamstring stretch towards the camera, with the shoe dead center in the frame. That says "running" the most.

    I actually was at a Nike Women's run last year in SF!
     
  4. RD

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    That's my favorite as well.
     
  5. museksk8r

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I think Sarah Meier is the most beautiful lady in eligible figure skating currently. What is it with the Swiss? . . . it's like they all have a fountain of beauty there, what with Stephane Lambiel, Roger Federer, Antoine Dorsaz, Jamal Othman, the list goes on! I'm curious . . . does anyone have any news on Sarah's love life? :)
     
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  6. geod2

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    What a great find!
    A tasteful, classy, collaboration and synergy between a gorgeous athlete and a talented photographer...
    Thank you very much!!!
    The shoes are a fun, funny, and interesting addition...

    Sarah could easily be an elite-level model, but luckily for us she decided to focus on being an elite-level figure skater instead...

    ;)
     
  7. Jot the Dot Dot

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    I can imagine the Swiss saying Oh La La in all 4 Official languages. Gal is quite the beauty!
     
  8. MikiAndoFan#1

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    She is stunning!

    :swoon:
     
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  9. magnolia

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    I love it!
    She's naked, but doesn't come off as cheap or lewd at all!
    Rather, she looks every inch like a beautiful athlete.
    Unbelievably classy.
     
  10. stevlin

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    Some shots make her head look too big for her tiny body. Maybe it's the angle?
     
  11. magnolia

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    Maybe it's about subverting stereotypical notions of beauty and showing different ways of presenting 'beauty'.

    Any female/male body, no matter how lithe, will look that way when a photo is taken from that angle. But fashion shoots will typically choose angles where the head will look smaller and the limbs longer to try and preserve the status quo notion of 'beauty'.
     
  12. Valentina

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    The fisrt phot of her doing some stretching is so unnusal and bestiful.

    Very classy pictures, nothing like Elena Sokolova :p
     
  13. mia joy

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    Actually, I don't think any of those pics give justice to her beauty. She's much more beautiful and much hotter when shows less of her body and more of her beautiful face.
     
  14. RD

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    I sorta agree, actually (with the exception of the one with her shoe out, that one is nice). There are many other photoshoots of her- I was surprised when I did a simple search how many photos I found of her that I didn't already have.
     
  15. Jackie Sparrow

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    The shoe is one of the Nike Free shoes. I don't know if you know these but they are very light, the feeling is close to wearing nothing and run barefoot.
     
  16. Kasey

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    She looks fantastic, and I can imagine quite a few shoes would be sold off of these shots!
     
  17. museksk8r

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    What a clever ad campaign! They make these shoes for men too . . . now we need a nude shoot with Lambiel STAT! :smokin: I so need to look into getting a pair. :)
     
  18. Jackie Sparrow

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    The shoes got numbers on the side of the sole. 0.0 would be barefoot, the lowest you get is 3.0. IIRC Sarah is wearing 7.0.
     
  19. RumbleFish

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    I'd give her a 3 point GOE to her body lol.
     
  20. leafygreens

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    Love her but why does she have to be naked? Gimmick. :rolleyes:
     
  21. stevlin

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    I guess she chose to be naked to get attention. All the "talk" is about Mao, Yuna, Joannie, etc. Maybe she feels left out or forgotten so being naked would certainly get her some limelight. So many have done the "nude" thing like Kat Witt, Maria Butyrskya, Tanya [can't spell her last name] from Germany. I have more respect for those who keep their clothes on.
     
  22. RD

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    I doubt it. I'm all for the clothed shoots, and not a fan of the wild ones, but IMHO there's really nothing crazy about this particular set. I think it was done in good taste.

    There are other "nude" shoots she could have done if she really wanted "attention" in that way (cough*ahem), but I think it should also be kept in mind that I believe this is purely a Swiss/European campaign where this stuff doesn't bat an eyelid. From an American viewpoint though, it's going all out (I mean, it's an ad for SHOES after all) and that's probably why we'll never see it here.

    If it offended anyone, I apologize but don't say I didn't warn you before you clicked.
     
  23. museksk8r

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    You're kidding, right? I'm assured that the majority of Americans are not prudes. There's a large sector of this nation that glorifies women like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, whose popularity both increased as a result of their sex tapes. Pamela Anderson sure isn't known because of her acting ability. Music videos, television shows, movies, and the internet glorify sex and the nude/semi-nude bodies of men and women. When our economy was doing better, the adult entertainment industry was one of, if not THE, most successful markets here. I believe there was a study on 60 minutes that estimated Americans spent somewhere around $10 billion a year on adult entertainment. And not to let myself be misunderstood, I of course am not implying that Sarah's ad is anywhere in the same spectrum as doing a sex tape because it clearly isn't. Another example is the enormously popular Old Spice ad with the half naked man . . . it's easily the company's most successful ad campaign ever!
     
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  24. geod2

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    ITA.

    Besides, she got paid. In this economy getting paid for anything is a good thing (well, maybe not anything...).

    Maybe she wants some attention, too.... and the harm would be ???????

    It's funny how some people are warned that there is nudity and they might be offended.....but they look anyway....just to be sure!!!

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  25. RD

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    The same sector of the nation that blew its top when Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction happened during the SB. :p

    kidding on the "same" part, well, actually, maybe not.

    well sex sells, no getting around that. Honestly, I have mixed thoughts about it too.
     
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  26. zhenya271

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    Well, I think from what Jackie describes about this particular line of Nike's it's a fitting campaign. Besides she's covered!:rolleyes:
     
  27. igniculus

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    BS. Sarah is no desperate attention whore, and has at least the same level of beauty and elegance as the ladies mentioned above. This is an artistic photoshoot and not skampy attempt to promote herself.
     
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  28. Kasey

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    Or perhaps that is what the ad campaign was wanting, and being a beautiful and elegant young woman with absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in terms of her athletic body, thought it would be something worth trying, especially when she is young and looks the way she does. There is absolutely nothing about Meier that has ever struck me as "attention whore"; on the contrary, she has always appeared to have a lot of dignity and class. That is not banished by choosing to do a tasteful nude photo shoot.
     
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  29. leafygreens

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    There's other ways to show an athletic body though - for example I loved Kimmie's Under Amour ads. Sarah will be beautiful no matter what she wears, so I just don't see the point in being naked. Like someone mentioned we are in this Paris Hilton society where getting naked is like a cheap gimmick, but maybe to the Europeans it's seen as more of an art. It's just not appealing to me though.
     
  30. Poggi

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    I thought it was the whole concept of the ad: the shoes are so light, that it feels like you wear nothing... maybe I was mistaken?