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Bill Brent

I'm wondering how small children would react to meeting these creatures outside of Disneyland. My guess is that, when something this large and surreal crosses a child's landscape, s/he goes on the attitude they're projecting. In that case, these creatures would probably frighten them terribly.

--Bill

Ruth

My first reaction to these, after falling out of my chair laughing when seeing them linked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden's weblog, Making Light, was that these just BELONG at a Worldcon masquerade - the combination of paying attention to the world and enjoying great frivolity being hallmarks of what I've encountered by way of science fiction fandom. It should be a hoot.

But do I play it up as the stalking Parisian haut-couture model, or just get down and say "booga!" ? Bill's probably right, on anyone's reaction to the large and surreal. I'll go with the model's stalk-strut. Ironically enough, Worldcon is in Anaheim this year, just about across the street from Disneyland.

Jane

Do the model runway walk, Ruth! As the models know, it's best not to acknowledge that you are wearing an outfit that looks like Harlequin peeing behind a hedge.

Susie Bright

I love the clothes/costumes/fiber art... hate the face and makeup, which is the "sad doll" motif I have had it up to here with. From the neck down, the clothes insinute power and freaky energy, from the neck up, it's infantile. hate that! i love these colors,though. which one is your friend knocking off?

Laura D

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that a bunch of the models are wearing the Glove of Myhnegon?

I thought that Buffy and the Scoobies destroyed it after Gwendolyn Post died.

Ruth

Hi Susie - I'm likely doing one of the ones with the huge right-arm "armor" early in the slideshow, though I like the big blue dress with the sun on it, too. (you looked at the whole slideshow, with the designer coming on at the end for his bow in a space-suit, right?)

I just can't bring myself to do the wretched sad doll makeup, for one thing I'm so two-or-three times what a twig-model weighs it just. wouldn't. Do. Well, that and I'm one of those garden-variety late-70s dykes who doesn't know from makeup, and am much too cheerful even in depressed moments to pull off that look with a straight face (so to speak). Advice?

Greta Christina

-"Advice?"

You mght try the Bladerunner/Zorro/raccoon makeup that they do in the middle of the Dior show (slides 22-29), the kind with the solid black band over the eyes. It'd be less depressing than the sad doll crap, and still at least somewhat authentic. And it'd make you look like a replicant, which is always cool.

-"Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that a bunch of the models are wearing the Glove of Myhnegon?"

Oh, my God! That's where I've seen that look before! Boy, you know things in the fashion world are freaky when they're stealing ideas from Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- especially since they had just about zero costume budget.

DBHoward

Oh.

I've have not laughed so much at anything for a long, LONG time.

Suggested Slogans for this year's line:

Christian Dior. Resistance is Futile.

Christian Dior. Too Bad You Won't Live. But Then Again, Who Does?

Christian Dior. You're Next! You're Next!

Christian Dior. Q'aplaH!

...And of course the models look desperately miserable. They are models. They always look miserable when they're having a good time...

Oh dear.

Bed now. Must sleep. Must sleep...

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