Monday, August 24, 2009

Late Night Red Wine Post

I know, I know, never log in to SL drunk or post to your blog when not in brilliant control of your facilities, but..... I ask you a question about "SL Fashion Critque". I of course can't speak for her, especially seeing that I am one of those "old" models that was in fashion week.... Question follows this quote from her blog:

"I've been to Paris, London, Milan and New York these last two weeks. RL Modelling has always been an inspiration to me and I would really like to see that happen in SL as well.
Those of us who have never been to a RL Fashion Show cannot fully understand what I say in my blog."

Seriously Y'all, if I had the means to have been in Paris, London, Milan and New York these last two weeks...... why the hell would I even care or know about the SL Fashion scene. My niece that is one of the seasons hot models in our small provincial region of Texas could give a flying leap at a rolling donut about what is going on in SL.

I am not really holding my breath but am amused at thinking about what fashion critique will thrill us with to come. It is not surpriseing to me considering her previous posts that she couldn't shoot any of the shows from fashion week at bosl. Obviously she doesn't have a computer capable of showing her any thing but grey at that location. Notice it is "SL Issues" at fault, not, " I have a piece of shit computer and can't see any thing." that is her reason for not posting.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SL - Fashion Critique is Ignorant

SL - Fashion Critique is Ignorant

There is an old cliche that ignorance can be cured, but stupid is forever". I hope in the case of this blogger she is only ignorant and not as mean spirited and catty as she displays. I don't really want to give her press, but she continues to display her ignorance and prejudice in later posts than this link. My post here is a copy of a comment i posted on:

I wasn't a big fan of Agency Report, but googled fashion critique to see if anyone had blogged the site.

I do agree with some of what Fashion Critique says, but what ever good she says is ruined by her own lack of knowledge and ignorance as to the cause of many of the problems she posts. For instance posting a photo of a model that is obviously “ruthed” then blaming the model for bad shape or prim adjustments. All that crap in the review of the Edo show about models wearing “Emoters”,that silly open mouth thing is a well known bug. (by the way,if someone tells you they see you that way. You can sometimes fix it by shouting)

Every single photo showing bad hair adjustment in her blog is a viewer rez problem that is well known. Every photo in her blog slamming someones shape is a ‘ruthed” avatar.

A very important thing she need to learn is that if you are going to post a photo of someone and critique their pose then GET THE NAME RIGHT. She posted a photo in the styles of Edo show review where she slammed me for hands in the skirt.The photo of a blonde model in green gown, is NOT me.She then went on to blabber that i am well known as a photographer, but where did i get off thinking I am a model. A 2 minute check of my profile would have informed her I am an experienced “old” model that was trained at MODA and INSTYLE. Or, when she was ripping photos off my flicker to use in her blog with out permission or credit she could have checked out my show portfolio.

I do agree with most of what she says about posing. I wish the Maitreya animated poses would self destruct in every models inventory. It is very difficult for me as a show photographer to get good shots of a model that never stops moving. I try to line up a shot to get the outfit to show the best and the model as well. I try to get the models eyes right as well. If there is a lot of lag and the model is changing poses quickly, flexi dresses never settle. I have plenty of shots from shows that show bad and silly poses, sloppy prim adjustment, etc. etc.. I don’t post them…..If it aint good I don’t post.

All that said I think the worst thing she does is use such a catty and sometimes mean tone in her critique,that and the fact that so much that she publishes is just flat out incorrect leaves her with little credibility when she is right.

Just for fun here is a photo of me... on the runway in noob skin and naked. I didn't show up and style for the show this way. It is just one of those sl things that if you are going to be legitimate critic you need to know the facts before you type.

Sharron Schuman