Fashion shows aren’t brain surgery?

November 29, 2010

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I can’t put my finger on it, Lamar, but there’s something strange about the models we’re using for this fashion show. They’re not the usual girls, are they?

FASHION/No Boss, you said we had to save some money, and I had a brilliant idea. You’re gonna love this one.

Oh Lord, another one of your brilliant ideas, Lamar? What did you do this time?

I went over to a hospital early this morning and picked up some women who were scheduled for brain surgery. They’ve already been prepped, and they’re partially anesthetized already!

So they don’t know where they are, or what they’re doing? Pretty much like our regular models?

Exactly, Boss! Only this time we don’t even have to pay them. Plus, it’s a lot easier to do their hair.

I don’t know about this, Lamar….

FASHION/Relax, Boss. It’s fine as long as we get ’em back to the hospital on time…

Hey, great job out there, Candy! The audience loved you! Boss, can you help me out with this gurney?

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Models present creations by Georgian designer George Shaghashvili during Tbilisi Fashion Week, November 23, 2010.

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Posted by Tweets that mention Fashion shows aren’t brain surgery? | Analysis & Opinion | — | Report as abusive

So Lamar is still lost in Georgia, I see. No shortage of zombies there, it would appear. Maybe they have started the zombie apocalypse already and didn’t tell us.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

The zombie apocalypse starts with a fashion show? That’s not how I envisioned it. Where is the horror, the carnage? Where is Simon Pegg to take us to the Windchester?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Has Lamar stumbled on to the once-scret Model Creation Factory, where it seems that ordinary folks are turned into mindless clothes-horses, by means of having their brain removed and one painted on the side instead?

That’s no vacuous zombie, that’s America’s Next Top Model.
Wait… isn’t that really just the same thing?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Nice post, BG. I wish I had thought of it. But then, I’m a little short on brains myself today.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Zombies disguised as fashion models, taking over the world one show at a time! It explains so much!

Not much of a disguise, though.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Don’t you hate it when a song gets stuck in your head. In this case it could be ‘Georgia On My Mind’, or maybe ‘If I Only Had A Brain’ from The Wizard of Oz.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

The zombie apocalypse starts with stick on paper pictures of brains? Really?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

It means, “Fashion on the brain.” Sometimes, these designers are too cute, like this year, when Betsy Johnson had all her models wear a necklace that read, “Ride Me”.

Because they represented the clothes horses. Duh!

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Designers are bonkers, that’s for sure
They take the models down too, as they go…
Fashion shows may be the rage, but they are also a bore…
The models have turned zombies, and now wear their brains on the outside held by a bow…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive