Tased and confused?

June 16, 2010

confused models combo 490

Okay fashion show staff, what the hell went wrong today?

Judging from the pictures of our presentation, the models were confused about which way to go, so they just stood there looking perplexed. The runway route must not have been made clear. Lamar, I blame you.

BRAZIL/Jeez, boss, if you look at this wide-angle shot you’ll see we marked the runway with thick black and white stripes. All they had to do was follow a straight line, then turn around and follow it back!

Well, I guess that wasn’t obvious enough, Lamar. What about that idea of leaving bread crumbs for them to follow?

Remember boss, models are always starving. They ATE the breadcrumbs instead of following them.

So I guess we go to Plan B then, where they just walk off the end of the runway.  Lamar, go out for a supply of bubble wrap. Lots of  it…

You got it, Boss. The expensive bubble wrap, or the cheap kind?

The cheap kind, Lamar. We’re not using any big-name models today…

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Models present creations from Lino Villaventura’s Summer 2010/11 collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week, June 12, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Nacho Doce

More stuff from Oddly Enough

26 comments

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

God, it seems, is an art critic, too.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayt on-news/big-butter-song-adds-verse-after -fire-764949.html

No one ever went bankrupt underestimating the taste of the American public.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

The second one is an optical illusion… isnt it…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The addition of the colorful arm weights to keep them from blowing over in the air conditioning is so thoughtful. Kind of ugly; but thoughtful.

Dress is nice.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

“What’s black and white and read all over? Join the Oddly Enough blog network and see!”

So are we to assume millions of women will be wearing these outfits this summer?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

This isn’t about American taste, gents, it’s in Sao Paulo. Dunno what Brazilians call fashion…

Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

@Spinster – that’s where those spike heels come in handy. Too bad we don’t have a picture of their footwear – climbing boots with spike heels – fascinating.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by robert basler and Oddly Enough, eBusiness BPO Inc.. eBusiness BPO Inc. said: Tased and confused? http://bit.ly/cWWvOI [...]

E (and all OEers):

Happy Bloomsday!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Shoes?? No shoes.. :’(

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Geez, Doc. You’re hard on my puny brain this morning. Just had to read about the tacky statue; an then I had to look up Bloomsday. Where will it all end!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Just a second, Onedoor… This blog is supposed to offer protection from brain work, and it’s a nice coincidence that the headline even mentions tasers. This looks like a job for Shra…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Onedoor, Bloomsday is, ahem, June 16th.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Tase away, Shra!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Shra, are you positive you will be able to spend most of your new job surfing the blog and making timely comments?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Onedoor, some of my relatives seem to think that I’m a smartass. That seems impossible, doesn’t it?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I surely hope so… else I have no idea how I am gonna survive….:(
One,no more learning…this is just in case you do.. zappp!!!
Doc, you are smart…not sure if you are an “ass” though… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Part of me sort of likes the arm things. Sorry.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Not to be sorry, CrowGirl! Actually think they would be fun to wear. Well, when I am not being my mean evil self as that requires wearing black…

Doc, if your relatives are giving you grief, remind them they are related. Then take away their donuts. Good to keep my brain engaged, puny or otherwise. Had the perfect spot for the statue – outside the Tacky Room. You know, the one with the black velvet Elvis paintings?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

If you like smartasses, join the OE Blog Network and send a donkey to college.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Francis the Talking Mule and Mr. Ed were roommates. Think they were into sports – horse basketball…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

You are correct Spin… thanks for pointing that out…
Zaapp… Doc! Behave now!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Vohoo… just when I thought no more zombies.. LOL :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I miss Sarabelle. Waht have you done with her, Bob?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I miss her, too. I heard from her a couple of days ago. She is alive and well, but taking care of some personal stuff. She said she’ll be back here soon.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Thanks, Bob.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

My friend got platinum coloured lenses… she looks scary… but somehow she also looks nice….
BG, I cant think what is scary and good these days… should I say thanks to your “fashion” blogs…? I think… NOT!

Unca,… my zapper battery is charging… will zap ya soon, if ya still need it….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive