ARROGANCE and SCANDALOUS - Fashion Fun
ARROGANCE by Diram was a fun shoot and subsequent film of a fashion show in Second Life that took place earlier this year featuring the "Arrogance" collection by couture designer, djod Karu. Karu is an imaginative, cutting edge designer and a delightful lady who I first met when I did a similar piece (discussed below) for the fashion show based on her "Scandalous" collection. I was flattered to be invited back by her and the folks at AVENUE Models to create this piece.
I've had a nice long association with Rusch, Jesika, Livia, the staff, and the Models at AVENUE. They are an ingenious group of marketing professionals and their fashion shows are always clever, inventive, and exciting.
I had to have some fun with the set, so I created the "crime scene" intro with the help of a few of my regular SSC&C actors, listed in the credits below, to grab the attention of viewers.
The choice of music underlying the show footage was also djod's idea, so I was happy that MFM Booking who owns rights, granted up permission to use the piece, "Bang It!" by Zoo Brazil with Gina Turner. Special thanks to Damien and MFM for expediting the process for me.
djod's sets always help me conjure up the story I want to tell with the piece and this one was no exception. I started imagining what I wanted to do the moment I saw the gritty and detailed location, so I had a good time doing this one. Also, one of my favorite pieces, of my own, was the one I mentioned above created for her "Scandalous" collection last year. I've included links to both pieces in this post, so check them both out, let me know which one you like better!
Fashion Show Produced by AVENUE Models Stage Set and Design: djod Karu
Producer and Choreographer: Livia Mastroianni Assistant Producer and Stage Manager: Emlies Xeltentat
DJ and Voiceover: Rusch Raymaker PR and Publicity: Jesika Contepomi
AVENUE Models: 13 Cortes, Bety Dudek, Jesika Contepomi, Mimmi Boa, Seashell Dench
Film produced by Running Lady Studios Director and Editor: K. DaVette See (SL: Suzy Yue) Title Sequences: K. DaVette See (SL: Suzy Yue) Rob See (SL: GnuEon Aeon)
Camera Operators: K. DaVette See (SL: Suzy Yue), Rob See (SL: GnuEon Aeon)
Intro Film Noir Actors Provided By: Suzy's Super Cast & Crew Actors: Olaf Barbosa, KimberlyAnn Bieler, Lea56 Hyun, Cherry Mahogany, Aisling Sinclair, Dee Theas
Music Bang It! Zoo Brazil/Gina Turner Used with permission Special Thanks to Damien at MFM Booking
Additional Music licensed through Beyond Music www.musicbeyond.com
Featuring "Scandalous" collection by djod Karu of DIRAM. Fashion show production by AVENUE Models.
Producer and Choreographer: Livia Mastroianni DJ and Voiceover: Rusch Raymaker PR and Publicity: Jesika Contepomi
Models Mavi Beck Tatiana Kuri Liane Maertens Vixie Raina Gena Zeiler
Film by Running Lady Productions Directed/Edited by K. DaVette See (SL: Suzy Yue) Cinematography/End Credits by Rob See (SL: GnuEon Aeon) Music Licensed through Beyond Music