I'm a huge fan of Second Life fashion, as most everyone knows. However, I'm not a huge fan of SL fashion shows. Even the smallest ones seem to be incredibly laggy and the models almost never rez all the way. It's very rare I attend shows. But, when I found out that my friends SySy and Shiryu were having some of their designs presented in a fashion show, I knew I'd brave just about any amount of lag to go check it out. Because well, I adore them. :)
This show was put on by a modeling school and so of course, the models were students. I have pretty mixed feelings about modeling schools in SL because the best models I know? They didn't go to school for it. They're beautiful women who know how to edit a prim on the fly and can basically walk a straight line or know how to point their eyes at a prim so a photographer can move the eyes where needed. But hey, if someone wants to pay however much it costs to go to modeling school, that's their deal. And if any modeling school staff would like to talk to me or show me what the schools actually do, I'd be more than happy to check it out. :)
These models, bless their hearts, they seemed to need a little more time in the classroom. Luckily SySy and Shiryu are totally easy going because holy cow...parts of this show were just BAD. I seriously couldn't stop laughing at some points! Maybe that's mean, but what they were dealing with was more than just the normal fashion show lag. One model had on the wrong shirt. Another took "runway" too literal and was running in a formal gown from spot to spot. At one point, one of the models either didn't know how, or didn't notice, but his shirt collar was up in his ears. I wish I were kidding. If I could have stopped giggling, I would have gotten a picture. And then, even though there WERE some transparent bumpers around the runway, another model fell off the runway, flew up, hovered for a while, and then crashed.
But, it was fun to spend an hour hanging with a couple of friends I don't really get to see or talk to outside of IMs because they are often busy working. And although I'm quite familiar with their work, it was nice to see it presented. Huge kudos to both SySy & Shiryu for being so incredibly nice, too, because I know some designers would probably have had a fit by the middle of the show.
Weeee....it's 5am. It's SO bedtime.