Naked Catwalk (2 of 2)

Following on from Naked Catwalk Part 1, I turned my attention to the use of nudity as part of fashion (it seems that it’s currently ‘in’).

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My research showed, however, that there isn’t much in the way of sexual equality on the catwalk. I could only find one example of male nudity (clearly taken at the same show as the one in which Sophia Cahill appeared naked and pregnant)



So to redress the balance, a little, and virtually, I asked Diane if she could at least have a male model striding his way up and down the catwalk. 🙂


Naked Catwalk (1 of 2)

Forgive me for not being ‘up to date’, but I wasn’t aware of this story until last week, when I happened to find a copy of the paper, eighteen months old now, yellowed and dirty, lining a box in which I’d stored some things in my greenhouse. Naturally I was intrigued, so a little internet reading, a call to Diana to find a model, and a week or so later, here we are!

Nudity, it seems, is now part of ‘fashion’. We do keep telling you, your birthday suit the best fitting, most enduring suit you’ll ever own! One that will never go out of fashion (as a trawl through the annals of Art History will prove).



Yes, it’s a lovely young woman called Sophia Cahill,  a model and former Miss Wales, treading the catwalk while heavily pregnant. And gorgeous she looks too.

The internet is terrific, with the capability to read several different perspectives with the benefit of eighteen months distance, and thus read those supportive of her appearance, and some against it, largely miaowing, claws drawn ‘feminists’ who write in a poisonous manner for many of the UK’s newspapers.

My mind turned to how we might replicate this in Second Life, and so Diane rounded up a model who was willing to be photographed ‘pregnant’ (there’s no virtual pregnancy or Mama Allpa hud thing going on here, the model simply adjusted her figure to suit…in case you were wondering).

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As with Sophia Cahill, our model has chosen to model a hat.

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It must be said that long after any dresses that were worn at the show are forgotten (or more accurately, fallen out of fashion) Sophia’s beautiful appearance on the catwalk, normalising nudity, normalising pregnancy, normalising naked pregnancy, will be remembered.


‘Never run in the rain with your socks on’

I was out and about doing photo shoots for SLN over the weekend, and chanced upon the H220 sim, a dark, rainy location ideal for photography.

‘Never run in the rain with your socks on’, as the sim builders say of it. If that’s not a challenge, I don’t know what is.



The photo hasn’t been re-touched. This is the default light setting at H220, and it’s all rather dramatic, foreboding and atmospheric. I love it!



(Ella adds: This post was in my inbox this morning, and seems entirely appropriate for today, a British Bank Holiday. Yes, it’s raining where I am. That’s not to criticise. I’ve already been out in a soft drizzle this morning, and it was perfect for talking a leisurely walk through the park with only the odd, hardy dog-walker and jogger around).