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Launchpad NYC Dresses Up Its ‘Darlings’ in an Office Outfit Challenge

We’re no stranger to an agency fashion blog. They seem to pop up fairly often, as they’re the perfect way to practice vanity and self-indulgence until Cannes. Matt Van Hoven (former Agency Spy) and his Vitro colleague Jorge Ramirez competed against one another in a playful Best Dressed Challenge with themes like, “Post Wedding Brunch Chic” and “Vintage,” while BBH NY maintained a now-defunct “Working it at Work” fashion notebook.

To add to the collection, Launchpad NYC has their “Office Outfit Challenge,” where “5 advertising darlings get creative with their closets and pull off a fashion magazine miracle.”

If I were Anna Wintour I would put my sunglasses on and promptly exit the room, but as it is I will say that this is a great exercise in hyperbolic showiness. Whether wearing the print of their choice or daring “unexpected color combinations,” these girls push no limits and make no statements. A JC Penney’s catalogue might provide a better image of innovation.

Sure, it’s all for fun. But if these darlings are representing a boundary-pushing creative agency, they should rise to greater challenges.

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FWA People’s Choice Award Coming Down to the Wire

The FWA, which lists the prettiest websites each and every day (even if they’re three months late to the game) is winding things down with its 2010 People’s Choice Award. Thursday, Jan. 13, is the final day to vote for the prize and the shortlist is down to the final 12, which we assume are all the FWA sites of the month from last year. The May inclusion, Lexus “Dark Ride,” happens to be the handiwork of Stink Digital and Skinny, the latter of which lured a certain former AgencySpy editor away last year. But we still don’t mind stumping.

Go to the FWA site, peep all the finalists and cast your vote. There are plenty of goodies to choose from and maybe one might inspire some brilliance. You never know.

Most Popular Stories on AgencySpy of 2010 (Fin)

It’s come down to this, people, the final two items that snagged more hits, page views, what have you than any others this year. We’d like to take a quick moment to thank you all for continuing to read AgencySpy and keep the site thriving. We’ve wavered at times, soldiered through staffing changes and got bombs lobbed at us in the comment threads (when bombs weren’t being lobbed at the subjects of the posts themselves) but we’re continuing to improve and trying to be a thorn in the industry’s side. We can’t win all the time, and we do take your suggestions/hate to heart, so we’ll do our best to be bigger and badder next year, hopefully uncovering more truths and poking fun at an industry that takes itself way too seriously in the process. Anyways, I digress. On with the show…

#2: Behold: The Social Media Sobriety Test


#1 after the jump…

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