A few nice celebrity fashion games images I found:
critical thoughts on "the voice" and how competition is a missing element : leaf macro (2014)
Image by he who would be lost the biggest problem with the fascist television show "the voice", imo, is that it's taking way too long to become a shopping channel. based on the interactive wii game "karaoke revolution", the voice manufacturers vocal copyists whom they ultimately hope will cross over into the creative range. they pit style and fashion and sound together to create marketable role models and to sell songs on iTunes. it is one of the first television shows that actually generates an invisible product that millions and millions of people (even billions) can purchase. however, singing covers is and will always be just karaoke -- or, alternately, kickback royalties in the pocket of a selective songwriter. and the level of actual "competition" on the show is limited and uninteresting. if you're familiar with the format, you'll know that four global music celebrities choose teams of singers and then winnow through them to find the one voice that they believe will sell songs on iTunes and become the winning favorite for the "american public" (which is of course just a strange slice of freaky people who like watching singing shows at night and waste their personal time using voting systems that allow one user to vote 100 times if they so choose) -- see!!! it is just like america!!!!! but aside from this false sense of "competition", there really is no actual competition on the voice. there is selective choosing, but there is never real competition. to make this show infinitely better, authentic team competition needs to be interjected. there needs to be a broader platform that shows off less finished product and more background work with team competition attached -- vocal exercises, genre challenges, rapping, improv, songwriting, etc. teams need to go up against one another in relays and all sorts of manufactured challenges where they can engage in physical gauntlets instead of just boringly singing someone else's songs time and time again on independent stages with background musicians. glam is cool, but it's not staple. glam should be for the end, not the beginning. and people like the glam to be earned, so building up to it is the trend. create the fashion and you will have a million and one monkeys to sell suits to -- monkeys wanna be a part of the lab experiments!!!! they volunteer in human society. so game it up!!!! a point system needs to be developed. in a point system, team leaders can stand out as decision-makers, not just "coaches". they can be ruthless. they are the captains in reality who coach, but their decision is final and there really is no team. on the voice, the "team" leader is currently just the person who owns a stable of horses. they're different creatures in economic terms and value. they are not equivalents. it's queen vs pawns, in chess speak. team leaders can then use those points as a form of economic trade or leveraging -- the ability to take a player from another team by force, not just a "steal" after someone has been rejected (it's not technically a steal in its current form, but rather, a "save". so they need to get their words straight up on the that front). or, using points to save a player who has been eliminated off one's own team -- basically shifting power into select hands is the goal. competition is always based on certain forms of necessary superiority winning out over alternate forms which prove inferior. all this really means is that david can beat goliath if the environment is right -- say, for instance, david brings a gun to a knife fight. or he brings a projectile missile launcher and pulls a roof tap on your home... whatever. not only would it help the manufacturers of the voice to achieve their goals -- creating a strong buying platform for clothing and shoes and hair products, but also padding the fat fking pockets of rich-ass world-class celebrities and paying kickbacks in royalties for invisible-product sales (electronic files) -- it would make the show more exciting for the viewers AND introduce a gaming element which doesn't exist in the current state. gaming is huge. people underestimate the power of gaming. the entire book of the mahabharata is based on loan-leveraging, gambling and loaded dice -- that is so to say, ALL of indian literary culture explodes from trafficking in human slavery and gambling. so who are we to be any different?!?!?! the voice could literally create a massive gaming platform that drew the viewer in -- no one just wants to vote for big causes. real voters want to vote whenever they can so that their opinions are heard all the time. real voters are concerned far beyond the realm of ordinary voters. real voters believe their vote matters. just ask any voting american heheheheh. but don't tell them to study anything about their actual vote. that will just upset them. especially in a country where your vote hasn't really mattered for the past thirty years. but vegas is literally just one step away from this process. how do i know this? because i've turned the voice into a drinking game -- that's how boring i think the end game of the voice gets after all the teams have been established and the competition just turns into long songs sung by people who are not stars and probably never will be. i mean, come on! they're just good singers. if they were stars, they'd be judges or showing up to do the "successful musician" guest spots after all, the fascist construct requires a class heirarchy.
The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Jully Black wears a red gown by Lauren Bagliore - Heart and Stroke Foundation - Red Dress - Thursday February 8, 2012 â" Creative Commons
Image by Jason Hargrove Jully Black is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and performer who loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. With her unique and powerful voice as well as her ability to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds, Jully consistently and effortlessly exceeds expectations, leaving fans inspired, entertained and awe-struck. A charming attitude and charismatic personality have played a large role in helping Jully reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime â" winning multiple Juno awards, penning songs for the likes of Missy Elliot, Nas and Destinyâs Child as well as performing alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall and Alicia Keys. There is no question as to how she has achieved the status of âCanadaâs Queen of R&Bâ, a title given to her by her fans and peers. Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Lauren Hill & Tina Turner, she has combined these sounds with super futuristic beats and rhythms, creating a body of music containing messages everyone can relate to and music anyone can move to. Her new, soon to be released album, entitled (8)IGHT, boasts a fresh, energetic and soulful sound, something that has been described as âthe future of soulâ. Jully Black, a Canadian-born triple-threat (singer/songwriter/performer) loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. Her charming attitude and charismatic personality has helped propel her career and reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime. Among her accomplishments, Jully has opened for Kanye West in Singapore, was hand-picked to perform for the Queen, was a headliner at the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and has won multiple Juno awards. She has also penned songs for the likes of Missy Elliot, Nas and Destinyâs Child and has performed alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall and Alicia Keys. Most recently, Jully was added to line-up for the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Fest alongside Cee Lo Green, Celine Dion, Damian Marley, and others. There is no question how she achieved the status of âCanadaâs Queen of R&Bâ, a title given to her by her fans and peers. Her new, soon to be released album, entitled â(8)IGHTâ, boasts a fresh, energetic and soulful sound, something that has been described as âthe future of soulâ. Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Lauren Hill and Tina Turner. She has combined these sounds with the super futuristic beats and rhythms provided by the albumâs sole producer YoungPete Alexander and the funky creative writing and arrangement skills of Luther Brown. jullyblack.com twitter.com/jullyblack + Calgary-based Lauren Bagliore is no stranger to design. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Lauren has cut her teeth at some of the worldâs most renowned fashion houses, including that of Vivienne Westwood. The legendary designer chose Lauren to come to London and work at her fashion house after she sent examples of her work to Westwood for consideration. After proving herself through her design, talent and wholehearted work ambition, Lauren presented to the CEO of Westwood Studios in Milan and was offered a full-time position working with the avant-garde designer at the time. After working at various New York design houses, Lauren is now starting her own fashion revolution with the launch of her new collection, Un Bagliore di Speranza, which consists of statement pieces designed for self-assured, modern, and fashion-forward women. For Lauren, fashion is not simply a vehicle for style; itâs also a means of giving to those in need. Currently she is working with an organization that is fighting to help end human trafficking globally. A percentage of each piece sold goes toward ending the child sex trade in Cambodia and Asia. laurenbagliore.com twitter.com/laurenbagliore + In 2012, The Heart TruthÂ® marks a decade of commitment to women's heart health. Starting with February's American Heart Month and throughout the year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reaffirms its commitment to increasing awareness about heart disease among women and helping women take steps to reduce their own personal risk of developing heart disease. thehearttruth.ca twitter.com/thehearttruth.com #thehearttruth + Photography by Jason Hargrove jasonhargrove.com twitter.com/jasonhargrove This set is available with a Creative Commons Attribution license for non-commercial use for media and bloggers alike. High resolution commercial use licenses can be purchased on request :)