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19 February 2010 @ 03:46 pm
High Fashion is Impractical (picture series)  
So I followed a link from the Chronicle to a story about a college, and from there followed a link to a slide show of "clothes you can't wear to work", and thought most of them ranged from ridiculous to hideous, but there was one that made me think of elisem's jewelry.

So here's the link to the fashion show, and the particular image that struck me is number 11.

ETA April 7 -- link is broken. I found a slideshow on that side called "Clothes you can't wear to work" but the images don't match. Sorry.
QKat: Run awayladyqkat on February 19th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
My observations
#5 would function if you worked for zombies.

#10, #13, #14 look like a game of blind-mans-bluff or a witness protection racket.

#11 would also work off the African coast near Somalia.

#18 Bride of Frankenstein?

#23 is what some people think works well in the SCA.

#25 How to hide the turkey on T'giving if you are a vegetarian.
The World War 1 Flying Acetww1fa on February 19th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
#24 makes me wonder why they couldn't afford a better globe.
LeiaCatleiacat on February 19th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
If 15 is anything like its photo, I'd wear it. Not to work, obviously, but it looks to me like reasonable cocktail attire. (One almost wonders how it ended up in high fashion.)

Also, I want to see more #20. I like the colors.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 20th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, okay, I could see that.
Maggiesillymagpie on February 20th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
I liked #15 too.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on February 20th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
My kids would love it if I wore the headpiece from #16 to work.
Violet Tigressviolet_tigress1 on February 20th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't think high Fashion is meant to be practical.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 20th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
True. I probably should have titled the post "High fashion is impractical. Film at 11."
Maggiesillymagpie on February 20th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
I rather liked #11.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on February 22nd, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
To be fair, I don't think any of those were intended as work clothes. They're formalwear, clubwear, and a couple of them are clearly wedding dresses. Several of them are things I'd consider wearing to cons, either as-is or to work up a costume from.

Either #15 or #23 would make the basis of a smokin' steampunk costume.

I like the hand treatments on #20, but making them attach to a "backless glove" is a mistake -- turn them into a handflower instead.

#25 desperately needs different headgear, but shows promise as a harvest or fertility goddess costume.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 23rd, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
*nods* The "clothes you can't wear to work" is the headline from the newspaper, not mine. And I do know that high fashion isn't meant to be worn to work (unless you're a fashion model!).

You have a point about 15 and 23 being steampunkish. I still don't much like either one as is, but they might improve with other accessories.

My mileage varies regarding the hand treatments in 20; to me, it looks like the model has extra joints and an extra fingernail in the middle of each finger, and I find it disturbing.

[edited to correct one sentence that I mis-edited.]

Edited at 2010-02-23 02:05 pm (UTC)