Spring 2014 Fashion Ad Campaigns Teach Us 20 Valuable Life Lessons

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Ad campaign season is just like Christmas. Every morning, there's a new "present" waiting for us under the "tree" — beautifully photographed, expertly styled, and oozing all sorts of aspirational fashion fantasies ("dirty" hair! male models! je ne sais quoi!).

Best of all, fashion ads are more than just glossy pictures for us to play Spot the Celebrity with. They're valuable tools that mold the psyche of an entire culture, one long tan leg at a time, and I've broken down the important life lessons embedded in 20 of the season's most high-profile campaigns. Grab a mimosa and meet me in the classroom.

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