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


Cherie Parker said...

What Sharron said. :) I'm with ya.

Teena said...

I can't agree more with your post, I've been at a few of the shows shes "critiqued" and outside of bad pose choices...the models looked well done to me. Yes some models haven't figured out how to accessorize properly but i have yet to see one with as ill fitted hair that her viewer is showing.

Also, although many may not know me, since i didn't last on the fashion scene long. I can vouch for your at least half of your training :)

Liane Maertens said...

you look so cute Sharron but please next time use some panties... hope is a mature
sim lol

Honey said...

I'm with you as well. That "blogger" (using the term ever so loosely) obviously has no concept of what models go through in a lagged show. All that talk about "emoters"....I just shook my head as I read it. I haven't bothered to return, because why read stupidity?