Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When Fashion calls for desperate measures.

" Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Dietrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine
Grace Kelly, Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers, dance on air
They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katharine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you"

When Modonna released Vogue she hit fashion on the head!
I have noticed that Second Life fashion agencies are scraping the bottom of the barrel with their fashion shows. Just within the last five days, two of SL's fashion agencies have put on some very different type of fashion shows.
One was tat's and jeans, the other "model their best fetish gear" of latex and leather. Now I am sure the models enjoyed the 500 or so Lindens they made from doing the show, but is it fashion?
Believe it or not, it is the designers with the help of the fashion agencies, magazines and blogs who help set fashion trends in Second Life. I know that there are a lot more tats, jeans, and latex being bought than Fashionista style of clothes, but would it be defined as fashion? I would take Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Fashion over tats and latex any day!
So anyone know when an agency is going to do a tee shirt show?


Jula Carnell said...

Hi Luv, I see you are a new writer for the Fashionista blog. I would have to agree with you in some instances. Some of the shows fashion agencies put on are pointless based on would anyone actually wear these clothes in the first place based on the market they are targetting. However I have to disagree with you regarding the jeans and tats show. This was performed by Opium Fashion Agency and was an insight into jeans and tats designers in SL. This was an interactive modelling show where the audience chose their favourite designers and looks. The show was choreographed wonderfully with a wicked set. Maybe you should check this link out and then tell me this isnt a fashion show ...

Luv Rubble said...

Thank you for the lovely comment! Yes I was just hired on as an writer. I did check out the video awhile back.
The whole jest of the article is around the Vogue song. I guess I should have said "High Fashion" since grunge and latex ia a fashion in their own right.