Old Navy has just released a new Christmas commercial with the help of some familiar faces that you could call “the gift of Christmas past”…. Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men. Holiday icon, Johnny Mathis tells a “classic-ier” version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, calling it ‘Twas The Jordan Knight Before Christmas. LOL.
In the commercial, a family is at home on the night before Christmas looking all bummed out. Just then, the fireplace swivels around and Jordan Knight appears and breaks into song, with two female elves as backup dancers. Jordan then gives them gifts from Old Navy, and like magic, they don’t even have to open the presents – they just all of a sudden are wearing their new clothes. Next comes my favorite part of the whole commercial, when Three Wise Boyz II Men show up at the door singing a modified version of one of their hits.
With tomorrow being December 1, it’s pretty much time to start getting into the holiday spirit and this cute video is a “Step by Step” in that direction. Enjoy and Happy Friday!
This Spring, Old Navy reunited “Blossom” costars Mayim Bialik and Joey Lawrence. For its Fall ad campaign, the retailer looked to the cast of another classic show to star in their back to school commercials. Who better to call than the kids from West Beverly High.
You’ve probably already seen the commercial featuring Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) and Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman) where she finally declares her love to Priestley. It only took over a decade, but oh well. It’s still not going to happen. As all hardcore fans of the show know, Priestley was all about Jennie Garth’s Kelly Taylor.
In the second 90210-themed commercial, Garth appears along with Luke Perry and Priestley. Once again, she has to make a choice. It’s the love triangle that won’t die. Who does she choose this time around, Brandon or Dylan? Perhaps, she chooses someone/something else? Find out below.
One of my favorite funny ladies, Anna Faris recently teamed up with The A-Team‘s legendary Mr. T for a hilarious infomercial for Old Navy. The two stars discuss the brand’s “Best Tees,” designed to fit your body in contrast to the unflattering box-like tees. No one likes those.
Faris goes on to share a personal story of when she used to suffer from wearing bad-fitting t-shirts. They then show a clip of a “Drama-Tee-Zation” of what she was like during that time. Let’s just say it isn’t Mr. T who gets all crazy and angry in this commercial. LOL.
Check out the over-the-top-cheese-ball infomercial below. You even get to learn how these t-shirts are made.
You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about Gap… I would be wondering that too. Personally, I haven’t stepped into a Gap store for years and years. Perhaps it was something about the cookie-cutter, bland clothing that I got bored of. Either that or their commercials stopped luring me in because they stopped making them, focussing on Oldy Navy instead. I’m guessing I’m not the only one though who doesn’t shop there anymore. Gap just announced that it will shrink its chain of Gap stores in North America to 700 by the end of 2013, down 189, or 21%, from the 889 stores open at the end of June. Not the end of the world for them. The company still owns Old Navy and Banana Republic.
Thinking about Gap made me remember how good their TV commercials were. It was an incredibly simple formula: Get some hot models and put them in front of a white background. Get them to mouth the words to a classic song, and on occasion, make it a dance number. Either that, or get some celebrities dancing. Check out some of my favorite Gap Commercials below.
You’ve probably already heard about or seen the similarities between the woman (Melissa Molinaro) used in the Old Navy “Super C-U-T-E” commercial and Kim Kardashian, but now it’s officially a lawsuit. Kim Kardashian is suing Old Navy for $20 million dollars and attempting to get the company to take down the ads immediately. With this case, she hopes to prevent brands from using celebrity look-alikes to falsely imply celebrity endorsement.
Virgin Mobile did the same thing where they created a fake celebrity couple that seemed to be a stab at Heidi & Spencer, formerly of The Hills (now whatever they can get). No one feels bad for them, so it’s not a thing – LOL. Either way, it’s a real grey area of the law. I think in the case of Virgin Mobile, it wasn’t as much of a deliberate match as it seems to be with this Kim Kardashian look-alike.
Kardashian’s intellectual property attorney said in a statement, “Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style. Her identity and persona are valuable. When her intellectual property rights are violated, she intends to enforce them.”
While many small clothing retailers have released limited edition pride t-shirts commemorating gay pride season, this new release may be the biggest. Old Navy (owned by Gap Inc.) has launched their line of gay pride themed tees for men, women and babies with 10% of the proceeds going towards It Gets Better.
Old Navy may not be known for having the best quality t-shirts and apparel in the market but I personally admire Gap Inc. for taking a step in the right direction to show that they are on board with equality. With pride season about to commence into full swing all over North America, it’s nice to see a smaller of the big box chains really get into the spirit of it all.
Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole are other stores that have released limited edition tees to support pride or marriage equality in the past and of course the popular Legalize Gay t-shirts were to brought to us by American Apparel.
As you know, I like various types of music and am always either watching MTV, YouTube or listening to music. I was watching MTV.ca when I came across an interview with this Australian singer/songwriter named Lenka. If Feist and Lily Allen had a child it would sound like Lenka. Her songs have been featured in TV spots for Old Navy & Ugly Betty. The fun, happy and upbeat music is contrasted by the lyrics of heartbreak & confusion.
Fun trivia….Lenka, who has also been acting in her native country through her tweens, was once trained & coached by Cate Blanchett.
I love the video of her first single off of the selt-titled album called “The Show”. Her recording company has blocked all embedding for her video so here is the link. Lenka-The Show