Ronaldo and Nadal actually using their skills and doing what they are best at for a new Nike ad! Stick to the day job boys, your modeling freaks me out! Beautifully positioned hand there Cristiano…Peekaboo!

Photos: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott



Eat My Words

I previously posted about Puma’s advert for the world cup which I thought was giving Nike a run for their money, ohhh what a fool I was to make such a sweeping statement. While Puma focus around the African nations and their football teams Nike’s advert entitled Write the Future looks at the pressure of how one move could make a player a national hero or loser. The advert was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the man behind movies such as Babel, Amores Perros and 21 Grams. Write the Future stars a number or players; Cristiano Ronaldo,  who gets transformed into a hideous big statue and has a movie made about him, the ugliest man in football Franck Ribery destroys Wazza’s future when he defends a pass to Theo Walcott and he ends up living in a caravan. I have to say, I was half expecting to see an over weight Coleen and Cai Rooney hanging about in the caravan scene, but even Nike’s budget wouldn’t stretch THAT far!! Another player who stars although not making the Brazilian squad for the 2010 World Cup is Ronaldinho who becomes an online phenomena for his fancy footwork and having a fan in basketball player Kobe Bryant using it as his celebratory dance. There are also appearances from Didier Drogba, Fabio Cannavaro, Cesc Fabregas, Roger Federer, Homer Simpson and actor Gael Garcia Bernal who plays Cristiano in his movie! I’m sure the budget and production of this advert was as big and shiny as the stars in it. Good effort Nike for poking fun at the Beautiful Game and the players in it!!

A spin-off from the ad

One thing’s for sure I think Drogba and Ronaldo should stick to doing promotional ads for Nike and stay out of the likes of Vanity Fair and Annie Leibovitz and her lenses as far as possible. WARNING!  If you boak easily you may need a bucket when viewing the following image!!



The Beautiful Game

I went to see Iron Man 2 this weekend, having not seen the first one I didn’t really have the same love for Iron Man as I do Spider Man, but hey, give him a chance. Shouldn’t have bothered. Apart from my trip to the toilet this was the only other thing that left an impression on me… Thankyou Puma for making those wasted hours not completely pointless.

I think Puma have given Nike a run for their money in this ad.


Love vs. Fitba

Whats a man to do when he is torn between his two loves on Valentine’s day? Puma thinks he must turn to Savage Garden for some inspiration. If you haven’t sent your lady a card or more romantically a text because you have been down the pub watching Fitba, why not email her this, before it’s too late, (you have just under half an hour).

Also, my wee blog is 1 year old today!! Thankyou to all of you who have followed, commenting or just passing by the blog. I have really enjoyed doing it and aim to up the number of posts in the coming year.

Lady Lixa.xx


I have just dragged myself away from which is an online store where artists submit designs and illustrations to be printed onto t-shirts or made into prints. Then it’s put to a public vote to score the designs.Once scored, some of the designs are printed and sold through the online store at VERY resonable prices!! There are some incredible works of art on the site, one of which is by a guy called Balua based in Zurich. Here are a few of his illustrations!



The players hair reminds me of the crest of the waves in Hokusai’s woodblock print of The Great Wave off Kanagawa !!



The whale above was printed on a t-shirt on

Lady Lixa