Sunday, 24 January 2016

Full-time video game character, part-time fashion icon

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With Final Fantasy's Lightning recently announced as Louis Vuitton's new spokesperson, video game characters have seem to have entered the big leagues of high fashion. Characters as models is nothing new, however Lightning's recent stint has made quite an impact and garnered plenty of attention. People have had mixed reactions over seeing Lightning as a model but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the pictures (after I realized it wasn't just someone playing around with photoshop). As a fan of both realms it's certainly fun to see them cross over like this, and I always love to see fashion doing something a bit different.

If this is to become a trend, here are my potential model picks to represent major fashion brands. Also, let me know if you see any fictional character model scout positions popping up and tell me where to sign up.

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Fallout 4's Nick Valentine for Burberry
Valentine is a synth detective who rocks a trench coat like no other robot can.

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Pokemon's Gardevoir for Gucci
Elegance? Check. Gender norms blurred? Check.

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Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea's Elizabeth for any brand
Seriously. She's gorgeous and already incredibly stylish.

So what do you think about video game characters as fashion models? Is it something you'd like to see more of or would you rather the worlds not cross at all? Do you have a dream campaign in mind? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Catching Up

Hello! It's been a while since I last posted. Having a bunch of uni work and an unforgiving stream of unsuccessful graduate scheme applications has left me uninspired and unmotivated. Quick thanks to everyone who warned me about the final year of uni. You guys were right. It's tough.

I have missed writing a lot though. Well, writing that isn't essays and cover letters. Not that I mind them that much, there's just a lot of fun to be had in writing whatever you want on a blog. So now that I'm here, let's catch up!

Since writing my last post, I caved in and got myself a PS4. I missed playing video games and really wanted to branch out of Nintendo, so I went for it. Also, my laptop is sadly just not good enough when it comes to PC gaming but I am determined to play Undertale at some point. I've mostly been roaming the streets of Victorian London in Assassin's Creed Syndicate and I've also become some kind of post-apocalyptic urban planner/side quest addict in Fallout 4. My play style in that can pretty much be summed up as unconcerned parent. I know, I know, I'm supposed to be looking for my kidnapped son but in a world where there are ships stuck on top of buildings and endless settlements seem to need my help, it's easy to get distracted.

I also started watching Mad Men. I have a horrible attention span when it comes to TV shows. Usually I'll get about 3 episodes in and then completely forget about it but Mad Men has been an exception. I love the story, aesthetics, certain characters (you go, Peggy!) but it also makes me glad I wasn't a woman living back then.

As for the blog, I have some beauty reviews I've been meaning to get around to and I have a few outfits in mind that I'd like to post. However, posting will probably be a bit sporadic. I've been trying to think up new kinds of content I'd like to start writing but I don't really have anything figured out yet. I hope I can make this year a good one for this old blog though.

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