Posts Tagged ‘uniforms’

MTA Service Specialists can service me any time!

March 26, 2009

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photo of the MTA Service Specialists by Zandy Mangold (via Staten-Island Real-Time News

No, this isn’t about a plane, or the mile high club, but a) the outfits are hot, b) the campaign is cheeky, and c) the MTA fare hikes, especially combined with what can only be called lackluster service, are absolutely ridiculous. I love this sexy art protest…it only would’ve been better if they were passing out cupcakes!

Who are the MTA Service Specialists? I’ll let them tell you:

Their names (via MySpace) are:

Kae Burke

Kiki Valentine

Lauren Larken

and Anya Sapozhnikova

From The New York Daily News:

The MTA has found yet another way to make riding the subways more miserable.

On top of fare hikes and service cuts, it’s now dumping on “MTA service specialists,” four women who voluntarily ride the rails to help straphangers get around quicker and happier.

Why?

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority thinks the smiling women in their 1940s-style stewardess uniforms are giving riders the idea that the MTA is actually improving service, said specialist Kiki Valentine.

MTA lawyers filed a cease-and-desist order Tuesday giving the volunteers 72 hours to remove a video and make other changes on their Web site, http://www.mtaservice.org, which the MTA says makes unfair use of the agency’s “intellectual property.”

And they have a video:

And another photo by Zandy Mangold, just because I couldn’t resist:

Virgin Atlantic turns 25

February 7, 2009

I like these outfits. And while I know and appreciate that there has been much feminist activism around flight attendant uniforms and don’t think the short short skirts were appropriate, I have to say after perusing some of them, they were pretty hot!

From Virgin founder Richard Branson’s blog, where he writes:

Who’d have thought 25 years ago that Virgin Atlantic would be the leading airline player it is today?

The inaugural flight, VS1 from Gatwick to Newark, New Jersey on 22nd June 1984, was a miracle in itself having been planned in just a few weeks.

Now, we use 38 aircraft to fly six million people a year to 30 destinations around the world.

Our 9,000 staff have built an airline that, after 25 years, is still red hot; an airline that focuses on being the best, not the biggest, and injects customer service and innovation into its daily philosophy.

We thank you for your support over our last 25 years and look forward to celebrating the next 25 with you on board soon.