25.08.10

Britney Spears For Pop Magazine

Dasha Zhukova loves to cause a stir with her Pop magazine covers.

Her previous cover featured teen blogger Tavi Gevinson, this time around it’s Britney Spears.

Artist Takashi Murakami art directed the cover, which was shot by Todd Cole.

On one cover Britney wears a wedding dress with a stone-encrusted veil, whereas the second cover she dons a navy blue leotard with a hot pink backpack.

The whole concept is clearly aimed to poke fun at her schoolgirl image during “Baby One More Time”, but I find the whole thing very predictable, dated and unbelievable.

I just don’t buy this goody two-shoes image. Especially not after witnessing Britney’s tragic melt down.

Sorry Britney, you’re not that innocent.

Credit: Pop Magazine

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24 Responses to Britney Spears For Pop Magazine

  1. justme August 25, 2010 at 18:20 #

    For all the airbrushing they did, they could’ve at least photoshop those ratty extensions of her.

  2. pipsqueak August 25, 2010 at 18:22 #

    Sorry, Britney, you are no shoujo (girl) or supa kawaii (super cute). This cover looks like a kiddie porn ad in disguise. And Takashi Murakami san, why did you accept this job? Your talent could’ve been used elsewhere. I do like Pop’s concept/inspiration behind the miscast cover, though.

    • mm August 25, 2010 at 21:10 #

      i agreea about the kiddie porn reference. She is 29 and looks like a 14 yr old in this add. The hazy images seem creepy.

  3. Polina August 25, 2010 at 18:23 #

    She looks like a younger version of Courtney Love. ANd not in a good way.

    • Hannah August 25, 2010 at 19:42 #

      I immediately thought it was courtney love. The most irritating thing is thepoor quality of these pictures, they do not stand out as covers. Not only bad, but really shocking.

      • Juliana August 25, 2010 at 20:29 #

        I swear the first thing i tought was “courtney love feelings” too.

        • laura D August 25, 2010 at 21:40 #

          Yes, I thought the same. Very Courtney Love…very trashy

      • Polina August 26, 2010 at 07:49 #

        I totally agree with you, they might have worked as an inside spread but as a cover … I don’t think so. Was it Dasha Zukova editing this issue?

  4. Barbara August 25, 2010 at 19:15 #

    wait a minute.
    what the…is this?

  5. Alicia August 25, 2010 at 20:44 #

    Honestly, I just find Britney Spears covers very depressing—there is no light or laughter in those eyes.

  6. Terry August 25, 2010 at 22:46 #

    With all that airbrushing, the woman on the cover could be anyone. I’m so surprised there’s Murakami behind this: I didn’t imagine he could do something so trashy.

  7. Marvel August 25, 2010 at 23:06 #

    LOVE the reference ‘Sorry Britney, you’re not that innocent’ :) :)

    I preferred her when she was crazy, at least she was a good read when I was getting my hair done

  8. Kaya August 25, 2010 at 23:18 #

    I love the cover, I do not think it pokes fun at Britneys image but really the expectations we place on a popstar, hence the whole britney spears story

  9. Fiona August 26, 2010 at 00:24 #

    Agree with your comments Catherine and all of the above too, if Britney is hellbent on a comeback then she needs to stop referencing the past and trying to convince us she is still a cute 18 year old. We all know her life and it is almost insulting to us and to her children for her to constantly revisit her past image. She has looks a lot better she could reinvent herself in a better way – is she capable?

  10. Caroline August 26, 2010 at 00:32 #

    Isn’t it being trashy the point? Maybe they’re trying to poke fun at her previously ‘innocent’ image and emphasise the ridiculousness of it?

  11. SarahV August 26, 2010 at 02:37 #

    It’s so tacky I love it.

  12. Giuseppi August 26, 2010 at 04:51 #

    Yeah… this is a little sad. Just way too much pretending to be 15 here. I feel like saying “Age gracefully!” but she’s 29…

  13. Peter August 26, 2010 at 09:23 #

    I don’t think you’re supposed to ‘buy’ this ‘new’ image. It’s clearly taking Japanese culture of Harajuku girls, Britney Spears, Manga and Takashi Murakami to create a piece of art work. You can pull what you want from it, but it’s clearly just another ‘Pop’ cover art piece that isn’t really supposed to say anything other than what’s on the surface.

  14. Amy August 26, 2010 at 13:54 #

    I disagree with most of you. You simply aren’t getting it at all. Caroline – a few comments above – is correct.

    And FC – I thought you would get it. But saying ‘I just don’t buy this goody two-shoes image’ means you clearly don’t. As for the not that innocent comment…

    Spears is 28 by the way.

  15. Priscila August 26, 2010 at 14:17 #

    This cover is genial. This remember me japanese magazines like Ageha and Popsister.
    Her oufit , pose and the lighting are very manga-esque. They did a great job recreating the super-kawaii/Kitsch japanese pop culture.
    I thinks it’s great that she is able to have some fun with this shoot and not take things too seriously. We all know what she’s been trough, she knows we know, her team knows we know,they are not selling an innocent image I believe its the opposite.

  16. susan August 26, 2010 at 14:24 #

    It’s sad. Her and Lindsey – I wish someone normal would come into their lives and give them some tough love.

  17. mike August 26, 2010 at 16:45 #

    this is the dumbest thing i’ve ever read
    aren’t you supposed to “get fashion”

    • Fashion Critic August 26, 2010 at 16:47 #

      I don’t like it and I don’t have too.

      It’s ridiculous and I don’t care if you think it’s dumbest thing you’ve ever read.

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