Friday, January 30, 2009
'Same Damn Thing...'
An interesting challenge, really, when Achariya Maktoum came up with this 'Same Damn Thing' thing. Naturally, it starts with a Plurk... a challenge for everyone to take the same item of clothing and make it their own.
So, how do you do that? I mean... the point of the experiment is really that we each have our own voice; although that can be sometimes hard to hear over the noise that sometimes seems to fill the blogosphere. Is it wrong for two bloggers to blog the same topic/fashion/whatever on the same day? Personally, if I see something blogged already than I'm putting something together for I'll hold off. It's a personal preference... of COURSE it's about originality. It's not, however originality for originality's sake; it's the noise levels.
There's a lot of different kinds of fashion bloggers. You've got your freebie hunters and modeling agencies. There are bloggers who pretty much just list what they're wearing and bloggers with actual technical knowledge and critiques. Actually, the blogosphere isn't all that different from RL publications. There's a big difference between Vogue and Redbook, after all, but they're definitely part of the same market. It's about style... it's about personal expression.
Purely Visual is a fashion blog, no doubt... but it's also a celebration of Second Life and the images, art and design that comes out of it. This experiment is awesome, simply because I think at the end of the day we'll see that fashion blogging isn't about the fashion at all, it's about the creators and bloggers. It's about inspiring each other and taking the time to share a little of ourselves. Even more, it's really about Second Life and the communities that can grow out of it.
So, here it is: Armidi's Cambridge Cuffed Shirt.