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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Fashion World

As if any additional confirmation were needed that High Fashion is a world apart from everything else, Susie sent me this hilarious fashion collection slideshow from the New York Times. They get points for breaking out of industry cliches, but lose a larger number of points for making me want to call the Department of Child Welfare.


On a completely different topic, I participated in the intramural badminton tournament today along with Jeff, a classmate who's from China. It was me, one other white guy, a black guy, and a bunch of Asian people. We got beat soundly most of the time, though not to the point of being humiliated. (I also noted that I was the only one sweating profusely.) We won only one game all day -- the singles match I played against the only other white guy. It was really fun, though, I've got to play badminton more often.

10 comments:

doug said...

YIKES! What the hell were they thinking? Also, that baby totally looks like it was Photoshopped in, but maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me as a way to hold out hope that this is not real.

teague said...

The baby totally does look Photoshopped in the first picture. But it looks less like that in the other ones (make sure to look at the whole slideshow), and I can't decide if it's weirder when the baby is just there for no apparent reason or when she's interacting with it in bizzare ways...

lj said...

"interacting with it in bizzare ways" is a pretty mild way of saying TRYING TO EAT IT, Teague. WTF.

hannah said...

Quick! Save that baby's foot from that scary model! What parents in their right minds would pick a woman with eye makeup like that for a babysitter?! Also, is that really supposed to make me want to buy those clothes? Is the message, these clothes are so chic you can even gnaw off a baby's foot and you'll still look good?

matt said...

Is it just me, or does the baby's size fluctuate wildly between pictures? All I'm saying is that is one giant baby by the end... my vote's for photoshopped (although I have little experience in what photoshop can/can't do).

Also, I agree that badminton is awesome (I managed to take it twice at Carleton). I went to a badminton night here with a friend from China, and there was definitely more Chinese than English spoken in the gym.

Anonymous said...

p.s. - besides, who in their right mind would put a baby's diaper-butt on a $3,000 dress?

doug said...

The lighting still seems off to me. Especially in this photo, which for some reason wasn't in the slide show when I first viewed it.

(Apologies/photo credit to LJ)

teague said...

Doug, sounds like there are some Photoshop skillz to be seen there, but the photo link is broken...

doug said...

Curses! Now the joke's not as fresh. . . . But if you click on the link now, you'll see the stylin' Teague with the Accessory Baby.

teague said...

Oh my...well, at least that baby looks like it has halfway decent dance moves.