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Old 04-19-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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The full image page with the NY Times' caption.

How to shop in Paris (the story from which this picture was excepted) -- New York Times

We've all seen 'em. Things designed by designers to prove what? That is the question I ask when I see something like this. Now, I know this is mild, but it's recent (today's Times) and the caption is unbelievable! I envisioned myself wearing this thing to what, a garden party, a dinner party, what? What? A wood cutters' convention, a cabinet makers convention--though the grain matching is abysmal, I think--or perhaps a vinyl flooring convention.

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This shit irks the hell out of me.

Half of my clothing has looked like this, all my life, and it's been a struggle to keep the other half without paint, and some dippy broad somewhere is spending good money on this ugly shit.



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On a positive note, I totally have a folder full of FREE wood textures in SL and could make the virtual version of this!
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Lets be fair. If that was made out of cloth (assumedly not of different weaves) so you could actually wear it, it would be a pretty dress.
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Johnny, it IS made out of cloth. Look at the print. The grain repeats with a shift. This is the sort of thing I have seen made by beginning designers who are in the process of learning by mistake. That print might make a nice curtain material, but dress material it is definitely not.

Of course, it is a matter of tastes, but to my taste, that dress is mind-numbingly ugly. The only way I would be buried in it is if you promised to cremate me and it, instead, and buried the ashes, destroyed the photos and negatives, wiped all digital copies, and wrote over all the disk data with 0000000 at least three times to meet DOD data destruction standards.
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Here it is being worn:


This isn't haute couture (I think it is ready-to-wear), but it is done in the same spirit, from the woodgrain to the restrictive sleeves. I think it looks cute on.
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If it was made from a floaty material instead a stiff as a board, it might be pretty. Kind of wears like a tent.
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Here it is being worn:


This isn't haute couture (I think it is ready-to-wear), but it is done in the same spirit, from the woodgrain to the restrictive sleeves. I think it looks cute on.
I still think she looks like her house textures from SL got pasted on her dress in a freak cache-not-loading-properly accident.
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Here it is being worn:


This isn't haute couture (I think it is ready-to-wear), but it is done in the same spirit, from the woodgrain to the restrictive sleeves. I think it looks cute on.
i'd nail her. plane as day. she may be just a sliver of a thing, but i believe she has a big heart beneath that veneer and i knew that from the moment i saw her. she brings a certain timber to my voice.





(yes, certainly, screw wood have worked as well, but the term goes against the grain. i shan't lumber on any longer and will log off now)





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already i pine fir her...
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Wooden you know it?




Jean-Paul Gautier (the strip-tease on the JPG Couture runway with Dita Van Teese):


I wonder if that would do for my derriere what it does for Dita's? Hmmmmmm....
Now actually, I think it's not a horror, but it is mildly shocking to me to see such outside of Victoria's Secret, Agent Provocateur, etc. At my next imprison-Sarah-Palin in my kink filled dungeon party, this would be great, or to a garden party in SL, but, where, outside of venues like those, might I wear this? To the next Cub Scout Den Mothers Meeting? To a south shore soirée? A Pi Tau Sigma engineering society initiation--wait, that might cause actual fatalities due to heart attacks...
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to be serious for a moment (have to ya know... there's already too much too laugh at out there in the e-world) it resembles a collaboration between Gautier and Giger. there would definitely be a market if such a thing ever existed. what i've noticed, for many years, is that the majority of pieces created and shown under the heading of "high fashion" were only created and shown for that runway only, and never to be seen again. that leads to a lot of "one of a kind" (forever) designs, but i suppose it helps pay the bills (and invite a slew of society invitations...)
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You are definitely going to be invited to my next imprison-Sarah-Palin-in-my-kink-filled-dungeon party. Something snug in a 24" waist will do nicely, BYOWhip. Do not, I repeat, do not, wear a faux wood print that makes you look like a butcher-block maker gone mad. Wood cutting--instead of wood-making--tools might be an exciting innovation, however.
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butcher-block maker gone mad.
apologies, but i will only be able to uphold the first half of this request.
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i believe the world would benefit through the use of more Laura Flook designs.



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what i've noticed, for many years, is that the majority of pieces created and shown under the heading of "high fashion" were only created and shown for that runway only, and never to be seen again. that leads to a lot of "one of a kind" (forever) designs, but i suppose it helps pay the bills (and invite a slew of society invitations...)
Except for the completely fantastic (i.e., built for fantasy) designs, it is my understanding that most of what is shown on the runway is available for purchase if one has the money and is willing to wait for multiple fittings and the time it takes for some of these creations to be hand-made. With prices that start at the tens of thousands and go far up from there, nearly anything is available, although some designers will promise one-of-a-kinds (or at least one-of-a-kind for a limited time/specific event). Some designers will also offer radically changed designs to fit and flatter women who aren't 5'8" to 6" tall and extremely slender - all if you are willing to pay for haute couture.
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Except for the completely fantastic (i.e., built for fantasy) designs, it is my understanding that most of what is shown on the runway is available for purchase if one has the money and is willing to wait for multiple fittings and the time it takes for some of these creations to be hand-made. With prices that start at the tens of thousands and go far up from there, nearly anything is available, although some designers will promise one-of-a-kinds (or at least one-of-a-kind for a limited time/specific event). Some designers will also offer radically changed designs to fit and flatter women who aren't 5'8" to 6" tall and extremely slender - all if you are willing to pay for haute couture.
for certain. though haute couture may carry the (much) higher price, prêt-à-porter collections is where the real money is (and not as much of a guarantee of invitations to "society" functions).
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I like off the rack and only wish I had a rack too.

maybe a beewb lift will work out for me one day
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maybe a beewb lift will work out for me one day
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I so set myself up for that one, ugh.

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I'm sorry, I couldn't get passed that part.

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Ugly wood print, ugly dress. Sometimes it seems dress designers hate woman and seek to make us look laughable.
Plus 7 grand for that?
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Sorry -- I know I'm a fashion moron, but my own horrors are the so called gangster outfits I still see everywhere.

First off, all the backward or sideways baseball caps. Didn't that start in the 80's? Enough already. It looked stupid then. It still does.

Second, all you poor fellows who can't seem to afford pant's that fit. Do you think it looks cool? Wrong again. It looks ridiculous. Or do you think it's threatening? How can you possibly threaten me with a cell phone in one hand and the other always having to hold your pants up. You can't even walk, much less run.

If you want to frighten or alarm people, take a lesson from the baby boomers. We did it correctly.
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Sorry -- I know I'm a fashion moron, but my own horrors are the so called gangster outfits I still see everywhere.

First off, all the backward or sideways baseball caps. Didn't that start in the 80's? Enough already. It looked stupid then. It still does.

Second, all you poor fellows who can't seem to afford pant's that fit. Do you think it looks cool? Wrong again. It looks ridiculous. Or do you think it's threatening? How can you possibly threaten me with a cell phone in one hand and the other always having to hold your pants up. You can't even walk, much less run.

If you want to frighten or alarm people, take a lesson from the baby boomers. We did it correctly.
They all remind me of Bazooka Joe.

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Imagine that sagger on a date with the wood print dress girl.

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