Lindsay Lohan for Philipp Plein

Posted on January 12, 2012

Barely-walking disaster Lindsay Lohan picks up some cash by giving face for the Philipp Plein Spring 2012 ad campaign.

It’s not bad. The clothes suit her, even if they’re not to our taste (to be charitable about it) and she seemed to be able to pull it together long enough for a couple of decent pictures to get taken. Still, there’s no denying certain elephants in the room, like the fact that she still, with Photoshop and good lighting, looks like she’s in her forties; the fact that she’s draping herself all over unresponsive and slightly sinister men, which is disturbing, given her history; or the fact that we wonder what kind of person out there is inspired to buy these clothes because this poor wreck of a girl is wearing them.

Sorry to be such downers, but let’s face it: EVERYONE thinks some variation of these thoughts looking at these pictures. It’s a big reason why she was hired; to provide the notoriety. We just hope whatever money she made off it doesn’t go up her nose.


 

[Photo Credit: fashionising.com, fashionista.ca]

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    • MilaXX

      She’s just a sad case of shoulda, woulda, coulda and her lip injections look gross.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

        I’m still hoping for a comeback from her, people forget (understandably) that she’s really a quite talented actress. Call me an optimist!
        But these photos are hella cracked out and I hope they catch her attention to how scary she’s looking these days… they won’t.

        • MilaXX

          I didn’t forget, hence the shoulda, woulda, coulda. I don’t wish ill on anybody, but I’m a bit indifferent to someone who continually seems to toss away second chances.

          • P M

            I was going to say that Hollywood being the town it is, she wouldn’t be able to see a decent therapist in peace (shame on you, Dr. Drew). But then I think of Drew Barrymore, who, after crashing in her teens, started at the bottom – waiting tables, I believe. And then grew – I don’t know that I’d call her a truly great actress, given her career choices, but she seems in a more stable place now than her ancestors were.

            • Helen C

              And Britney Spears, who made somewhat of a success with her last album and tour, and seems to be pretty happy and stable with her children and new relationship.  
              But then again, Britney was a much less mess than LiLo. 

              Lindsay was doing pretty well when she was dating Samantha R.  Too bad that went to hell too.  

            • http://vvatima.livejournal.com/ murt

              ya but honestly, despite her estrangement from her family, drew barrymore has many hollywood connections – she is always a barrymore afterall.

              It’s probably likely that Lohan was sexually abused in the past and is still being abused now.

            • Anonymous

              Now, I would call Drew Barrymore a great actress.  her performance in “Grey Gardens” was fantastic and “Never Been Kissed”, silly as it was in spots, was a terrific performance by her.  She is certainly a recovering success story.  And I’m not sure her family (Mother in particular) was an asset during that process, more of a liability.

        • Anonymous

          She is a quite talented woman on many levels.  I just rewatched “A Prairie Home Companion” the other day and really, to go from acting in the AMAZING ensemble of some of the greatest talents of our time to where she is today is so sad.  I feel for her.  As a recovering addict & alcoholic myself that struggled for years to get a grip on sexuality and self esteem issues, I feel for her greatly.  I can’t imagine going through what I went through almost 20 years ago in the public eye, it was hard enough being an total unknown a.  But it can be done.  i wish her nothing but good will on her path.

          • Anonymous

            right on. addiction is a deadly disease, and no matter how much someone might “need” or “want” to get clean and stay that way, it takes what it takes. i think there’s still hope for Linds, no matter what anyone says. I love her in Mean Girls. :-)

            • Sarah Michaels

               I agree with you 100%, but speaking from person experience and a family of alcoholics and much more, it is possible to turn it around if you really try, and she is just not trying, and for that any sympathy I may have for her and her struggles goes out the window.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523566011 Dawn Grimes Stough

        she looks like she smells bad :(

        • Anonymous

          That was my first thought exactly! Too sad.

      • Anonymous

        Why would you plump your lips at that age? It’s not pretty. I just don’t get it. 

    • Stephen Bornstein

      I find this all rather sad….she just looks vacant and lost, and too high to care.

      • Anonymous

        What you said.  Yes.

      • Anonymous

        You know, it really is so sad. I normally couldn’t care less if a celeb is self-destructive, but I don’t know what it is about her; I feel genuinely sad for her. Maybe it’s because she grew up right in front of our eyes (much like Drew Barrymore, who I also have a soft spot for) or because I truly find her stunningly beautiful and I hate that she’s wasted what so many girls would kill for.

        • Anonymous

          For me it’s because I enjoyed some of her early  movies and anticipated her growth into a real, grown up actress. And she hasn’t made that leap.

          • P M

            If she survives long enough, I would rather she did off-off-off Broadway in a play about her life; or perhaps some sort of cross between Gypsy Rose Lee and Blanche duBois. In some sense, that’s how I see her: someone who’s never really had good mentors, maybe too fragile for her own good, and has had controlling, horrid parents. Actually, nix Gypsy Rose Lee: could LiLo be today’s Judy? Not in talent (Lord No), but in train-wreckedness of her life?

            • http://vvatima.livejournal.com/ murt

              ya and all of that is compounded by the fact that she was a child star and went through the hollywood machine – with all of the abuse that that likely entails.

        • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

          I feel sad for her, too. Mostly because her parents seem like horrible people and she didn’t have a chance.

      • Anonymous

        I maintain it is a bit on purpose. Would she sell the clothes otherwise? 

      • Anonymous

        Are you the guy who writes for LVRJ?

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, her head/neck look really weird in the photo with the palm leaves. Like her head is enormous and her neck way too small.

    • Anonymous

      I just don’t understand who would want her as an ambassador for their brand.  That’s the baffling part.  What, did they get turned down by Jocelyne Wildenstein?

      • Daisy James

        That was what I thought too. I’d never heard of this brand, so now my only association with them is “sad and trashy.” I realize I’m not the target market here, but who is?

        • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

          Probably the Real Housewives and their ilk.  And the people who fawn over the likes of the Kardashians and Hiltons and spoiled, pathetic partiers worldwide.  Sigh.

      • Anonymous

        cuz it got us talking. i’ve never heard of the brand until today.

        • Anonymous

          But are you going to pay money for the brand?  Ultimately that’s the point is to move the product, not just spark a discussion on a blog.

          • Anonymous

            exactly! i think too many PR/Marketing people forget that part.

          • Anonymous

            no, but i’m not going to buy from Bulgari (Julianne Moore,) or Tod’s (Anne Hathaway) either. Too expensive.

      • Anonymous

        I felt the same way about Paz’ drunk panty commercials.

      • Helen C

        Didn’t another brand just got Paz Whatshernamewholookslikeshenevershowers as their ambassador?  And she is much much less well-known than Lindsay Lohan.  

    • Anonymous

      Are beards fashionable now? Maybe I’ll grow one.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, what’s up with beard-guy’s hair, too??

        • Anonymous

          He looks like the love child of Marcel from Top Chef and a Hasidic Jew.  Perhaps this is appealing in advertising, but it is not to my taste (to be charitable about it, to quote the boys.)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

            He’d look fine in casual clothes and a lot less product

          • Rosa Li

            I think beard dude is secretly Joaquin Phoenix

          • Anonymous

            That guy’s actually Zach Galifianakis in his new “sexy” mode…

            • Anonymous

              You made me laugh out loud. This blog is one place I wasn’t expecting to see Galifinakis referenced . . .

      • Anonymous

        It’s supposed to be clever. Even though it isn’t.

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      I can’t get over the fact that she is the same age as me.

      • Anonymous

        Yet she still looks younger than Florence Welch.

        • Anonymous

          Ouch.

        • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

          Florence looks way older than she is but at least she looks like someone who aged well. Can’t say the same for LiLo.

    • Anonymous

      *shrug*
      so mr. plein, whom i had to look up, raises his profile a little. good for him, i guess.
      is it just me or is there a little ‘lana del rey’ going on here?
      “you like your girls insane…” i guess it would be fitting.

    • Melanie Creel

      What. Is. Up. With. That. Beard.

      • Anonymous

        I know, it’s insane, isn’t it? I can’t stop staring.

    • Eleni Lewandowski

      Plus that guy’s beard looks crooked (photoshop fail?) in one of the shots and is odd everywhere else.  I won’t even bother commenting on her teeth in the first photos as she had them capped since then.  All in all, this is tragic.  I doubt many people will be buying his clothes.  The whole campaign feels dirty.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      This makes me a Sad Panda.

    • Anonymous

      Looking at her literally makes me sad. I don’t want to look anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Haha. WAY too many elephants for one room.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      she ALWAYS looks drugged

    • Anonymous

      At this rate she’ll make Donatella Versace look natural.

      • Anonymous

        This is funny, accurate and sad all at once.  

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Honestly, I think these are terrible. She looks nothing like “herself,” what with all of the drugs and plastic surgery. It’s such a shame.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t watch Parent Trap ever again.  I just want to go back in time 13 years, get a judge to declare her parents unfit and raise the kid – and let her be a kid, not my club hopping BFF.  

      • Anonymous

        My sister went to summer camp with her, said she was a great, well-adjusted kid.  It’s so sad.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      christ jesus, in the palm frond picture she looks like Courtney Stodden.

      Oh, honey – for the last time PULL IT TOGETHER.

      • Mary Saucier

        I thought the same thing! And, sadly, both of them look about 45. A well-worn 45. (I’m 44 and even *I* don’t look that old.)

      • Anonymous

        HOLY SHIT, I thought the same thing.

    • Anonymous

      Her red hair is sorely missed….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deborah-Jozayt/100002949685297 Deborah Jozayt

        It’s funny. When I read your comment, it was just 3 Likes. When I clicked “Liked” it went to 6 likes. It’s amazing how many people visit this site :D

      • http://twitter.com/saturnwings Alexis

        YES!  I keep wondering why she’s still blonde.  That red hair was beautiful.

        Also, why hire Lohan if Photoshop is going to be used so much?  This could’ve been any generic model.  No one would’ve notice the difference.  When I’m called on to do graphic design, I’m extremely thankful for Adobe and can’t imagine life without Photoshop.  But then I look at magazine “photography” and wonder what went wrong.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the most photoshopped spread I think I’ve ever seen. In that first one it looks like someone cut and paste her face in it.

      • http://twitter.com/theickfactor Andre Poernomo

         Obviously you haven’t seen her playboy spread.

        • Anonymous

          Excellent point.

    • Anonymous

       Oh yeah the new beards – they’re all over campus …  the I got lost on my way back from the Civil War look.

      • Hetha Innis

        What’s UP with that god-awful look? It’s got an amish vibe.

    • Anonymous

      While I clicked on the link, I am one of those people who wonders who would be inspired to purchase clothes with her as the representative face. I’ve never understood the thought process behind this kind of advertising.

    • Anonymous

      i’m old enough to be her mom and she could pass for my not much younger sister…the only thing she is advertising here is to just say no to drugs and dodgy lip injections…..

    • Anonymous

      She needs to dye her hair back to red and stop with the self-tanner and injectables (both plastic and drug). Then she might really be given a serious chance again.

      As far as the clothes, all I’ll say is Real Housewives of OC.

    • vmcdanie

      Good grief. She doesn’t even look like the same person. The hair. The body fat (that is to say, where is it?) The lips, which look awful.

    • http://twitter.com/myblackfriend myblackfriendsays

      I hope she is able to get the help that she needs.

    • allisankelly

      This must be where she got the idea for the blush she wore to her most recent court appearances.

      My now 19 year old daughter looked like Linds when she did The Parent Trap. Thankfully she no longer resembles her.

    • Anonymous

      Bunga bunga.

    • Anonymous

      She used to be so beautiful. It’s hard to believe she used to look like this: http://beautiful-pics.org/lindsay-lohan/

      • Anonymous

        That sweet-faced picture of her in the striped shirt makes me want to cry.

    • Anonymous

      She always looks like she doesn’t shower quite as often as she should.

    • Anonymous

      Theme: 
      “I’m cool because the sun has risen and I’m just leaving the party , totally hammered. Admit it, you soo wish your life was that careless”  

      Not an original theme, but that decadence works for publicity (for 5 minutes).

    • Anonymous

      What, this ad campaign is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do: sell these clothes to party girls who hope they’ll land a rich, powerful boyfriend/husband and don’t much care if he can’t talk about what he does, as long as he keeps the toys coming.

    • Anonymous

      Sad

    • Anonymous

      a walking cautionary tale…

    • CQAussie

      Tragic.  

    • Anonymous

      Heartbreaking.  Not just for the fact that she’s such a mess, but also because people keep giving her jobs and more money to spend on her drug of choice.  Wake up, Dina, get this girl some real help and make her get restraining and gag orders for her scumbag father.

    • Anonymous

      makes me sad. maybe one day she will find someone who can really help her. 

    • Anonymous

      Looking at that first shot, what came to mind was, “So this is what the world thinks of when it thinks of America.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      She’s going to be a tragedy like Amy Winehouse…except that after six months no one will remember her.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      She makes me want to take a shower.   Ugh. 

    • Sara__B

      Lindsay is the same age as my daughter, which makes her used-up appearance even more heart-rending to me. I keep hoping that somehow, somewhere, someday Lindsay gets to a healthy place in life, before it’s too late.

    • http://profiles.google.com/katelynsypher Katie Sypher

      That one dude with the beard looks like the lovechild of Justin Theroux and Sacha Baron Cohen. 

      Also, what exactly is the storyline behind these shots?

    • Anonymous

      What’s up with Beardy McBeardson over there?

    • Anonymous

      She routinely is photographed looking way worse than this.  That’s what struck me, anyway, that even though she doesn’t really look healthy if you remember her back when she was, she’s been lit and made-up and photo-shopped into looking not-half-bad.

    • Terri Smith

      Looks like Photoshop missed her janked-up teeth.

    • Anonymous

      She looks used and used up. The fact that Ms. Lohan is wearing something would be enough to ensure I would never buy it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Henry/12461714 Kyle Henry

      That hair color ages her completely.  Well, besides the coke. 

    • Anonymous

      The next ad campaign should be “Philipp Plein–for the Russian mobster’s’ girlfriend in your life”.

    • P M

      It’s sad, but the target for these clothes are rich, insecure young women who haven’t found their paths yet, who at the same time are trying to rebel against Daddy.

    • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

      She looks exactly like her mother and what 24 year-old wants to hear that?

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I don’t think it’s the girl at all; I think it’s more to do with the crap photography. This looks like one of Tyra’s “ooh, I wanna be BEHIND the camera” things. Palm leaves? *sigh*. THe seafoam colored dress is beautiful and the shoes she’s wearing with it are funky. I like it. And I like Lilo. Let the girl have her fun; there’s plenty of time to be boring and old.

    • Judy_J

      I heard a rumor that she’s cast in a made for TV biopic of Elizabeth Taylor to be produced for Lifetime TV.  I pray it’s not true.

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      She naturally really pretty, but I’m guessing she doesn’t believe it. Her hair looks like straw and she’s done something horribly plastic-y to her mouth. Makes me sad.

    • Anonymous

      WTF is that first pic?  She honestly looks like Nosferatu!

    • Anonymous

      She makes me sad.  What a waste.

    • Carrie L. Boram

      The hair… it hurts. Make it stop.

    • Anonymous

      To me, the descent of this talented young woman into her current life is so sad and distracting I can’t even see the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      You can put her in a luxe setting with expensive clothes, but she still looks like a cheap ho.

      She needs to completely deconstruct and reconstruct.

    • Anonymous

      “Unresponsive men.” Heh. *I’m* responding to the bearded one, that’s for sure …

    • Anonymous

      it’s the designer’s schtick publicity trick to feature girls who are falling apart, his last one was mischa barton.
      excuse me for being cynical, in some ways i find this worse than the falling apart of the girls themselves.

    • http://twitter.com/BootLadyTeri23 Teri Horne

      Someone needs to convince this girl to go back to her natural redheaded self ASAP. That bleached blonde ages her terribly.

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      The clothes, shoes and accessories are as tacky and tricked out as she is. These are not items for an evening for which you need bother brushing your hair.

      So, it all fits quite nicely.

    • marilyn

      I can’t get past how she has been allowed to flagrantly get away with lawless behavior.  How many more times is she going to be arrested and immediately released, as well as be given one more chance to do her community service.  If she weren’t famous, she would have been locked up a long time ago.  She proves that laws don’t apply to the wealthy, even if they flaunt their illegal conduct in front of a judge and the public.  Maybe this means judges should treat EVERYBODY like that.  Everytime I see her, I get mad because of how she is above the law.  Unfortunately, since law enforcement and the courts think she needs to be out in public, nothing is going to change unless she does it herself.    Everytime she is given another chance, it just means we need to fire one more judge.  This is not how to protect the public.  Frankly, her pictures are as decadent as she is.  Can she even hold a job at this point?  I am so done with her.

      • Anonymous

        i dont think she’s getting away with anything. i think what she’s getting, which she surely needs, is compassion.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GNQDN22ILWWP6HWWEGVNZU2YQM Meredith

      Her hair looks like it smells like last night’s ashtray :|

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Ew.

    • Anonymous

      The IRS has a lien on her for some $90K in back taxes so whatever she made on this campaign has probably already been forcibly taken, and then probably some of her Playboy money too. (They start seizing either 24 or 48 hours after the lien is placed, I forget which, if she doesn’t “voluntarily” turn it over at that point.)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

      LiLo aside (‘nuf said) I don’t like those clothes. I don’t know who PP is, but I think his clothes look like a call girl’s. Then again, that might be the reasoning behind choosing Lindsey in the first place…

      • Anonymous

        Yea, they look like something the RHoOC would wear…to lunch.

    • Lisa

      Know who she looks like?  That tacky Courtney Stodden chick!  And they both look 50…

    • Anonymous

      The third shot from bottom is effin’ hot I have to say. The rest can go back to model 101 class for after school lessons – “lift arm behind head, pout lips and TRY to look like you’re enjoying it….”.

    • Anonymous

      Ewh.

    • Anonymous

      I still keep rooting for her, hoping she’ll get her shit together.  Then again, I’m also a life-long Cubs fan.

      • Anonymous

        Me, too. She’s actually talented and it just sucks to see someone circling the drain like this when they could be kicking life’s ass. I’m mad at her parents.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Trashy

    • Anonymous

      I just turned 40 and I look nowhere near this busted. It’s not about the age, it’s about how hard one looks. 

    • Anonymous

      I can’t get past the collagen-plumped lips. Hideous and scary.

    • Anonymous

      good grief, what a a tragedy

    • Anonymous

      Emma Stone: The grown-up celebrity Lohan could have been.

    • Brad and Anne White

      nasty.

    • Anonymous

      This chick just makes me sad. She used to be so pretty and now she looks old and washed up. She’s my daughter’s age and she makes my daughter look 14 by comparison. 

      Not the best photo shoot.

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      Mmm i love that guy with the beard – it’s not that Garfield Spiderman chap is it? Also, has she got a side burn in that first pic?

      • Anonymous

        the bearded guy looks like a terrorist here- a sexy terrorist, which is a total oxymoron.

    • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

      I keep trying to find a story in the shots; ‘And then her handlers, who were frankly fed up with her antics, pushed her off the boat. The End.’

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

      Well, to add some background information to this ad:

      The bearded guy is the swedish model Christian Göran. He got somewhat famous in Germany for a commercial in which he is shown in a bathing suit looking quite hot.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYpMfgLA0T4

      And Philipp Plein is – you wouldn’t believe it – not just a not very known Designer who desperately tries to become famous in Germany, but he was the TIM GUNN in the german version of Project Runway. Which failed. It was cancelled after only two episodes. I saw one of it and was embarrassed. In german there is the word “fremdschämen”, which means you see this and are substitutional ashamed like in “Somebody is really doing this? And he/she is not ashamed for it? Well, *I* am for him/her now”.
      He had this ad in expensive fashion magazines in Germany:
      http://www.fabeau.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Philipp-Plein_Ad_AW-2011-12.jpg
      Well, de gustibus non est disputandum.

      • Anonymous

        OMG. That was really too much.

        Don’t Germans have the best  words for things things? Like schadenfreud and zeitgeist? (Sure I spelled at least one of these wrong.) Now I know I new one….

         

    • Anonymous

      Child is always precariously balanced … so, dude on the ornate couch: keep an eye on her left elbow.

      • Anonymous

        Yikes!  Good call…

    • Anonymous

      I have to say I love the shoes. Her? So sad.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Are her limps plumped or is her face receding because of the drugs? I am only half joking.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a shame that LL can’t seem to pul herself together.  She’s a stunning young woman and was shaping up to be a decent actress.  Dreadful and depressingly trashy ad campaign.  Very coke whore with means.  Sad.

    • Anonymous

      i know they are featuring the clothes, but there is a notable lack of close-ups. i’ve always loved Lindsay, and i pray that she finally gets it someday and stays clean and healthy.

    • Anonymous

      She has RUINED her face with cuts and plumps ESPECIALLY her lips – stick a fork in them they are done. She has crossed the line and its going to get worse. She’ll be suing the pants off of some doctor she begged to do this to her some day soon.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      no one cares

    • Anonymous

      Her hair drives me MAD.  I want to chop it off with an ax.

    • Anonymous

      giving face?  more like giving butt in that first photo.

    • fallen_ikon

      Before she became a total train wreck she was such a pretty, fresh-faced girl. Now she just looks like she crawled out of a gutter somewhere, no matter how she’s dressed.

    • RocknLox

      Leave her alone. 

    • Anonymous

      I seriously hate her a blonde.  She should go back to red. 

    • fallen_ikon

      I have to wonder..are her lips so messed up now that she can’t close them? cause in every single photo her mouth is in the exact same position.