A few weeks back Fully Sick Rapper Christiaan van Vuuren and I chatted via email about his 106 days in hospital quarantine. And how boredom, and a wish to share his TB story, led him to write crazy-head raps. The kid is so heartfelt and switched-on. I rather love him. And the post was re-posted around the world. Hoorah!
He’s now 126 days in …and he’s been driven to produce this distracted fashion clip:
Now, I think I love him even more. This clip’s friggen gold. And as someone who finds the whole Fashion Week caper a not-so-pleasant exercise in The Whole World Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of Them…it’s timely. (As an aside, Fashion Week has always distressed me because I usually hit a point where I look around and see everyone miserable because they are forced so violently into ego-tainted disconnection…but that’s another story).
“This is the future of fashion. And it is the past of fashion. It is both the future and the past of fashion. It is the forever…. It’s fucking fashion infinity.”
“This is so ‘now’, that ‘now’ hasn’t even happened yet until this existed now…..”
It’s whimsy in full flight…and a wonderful lesson in being rendered choiceless. With no choice, you play without rules. My meditation teacher Tim Brown harps on about this…when your choices are taken away from you, you can often experience incredible freedom. To be rendered choiceless is a gift. Which is all very well for me to say. I’m not stuck in hospital quarantine with TB…
Here’s Christiaan’s rundown of the video…he says “I love you” at the bottom. Which I think is really nice. Tears in my eyes…
ChristiaanVanVuuren — May 02, 2010 — Super-mega-ultra-high-end fashion designer Christiani Vanvuriani has designed a collection for the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2010 (May 3rd – 7th), inspired entirely by the hospital gown.
Here you are witnessing the sexy glamorous revealing of the Sicke Collection (pronounced like chic, or seek) by Fashion Channel, FTB.
This collection is set to rock the balls out of the fashion industry, and break style barriers all over the universe. Many have predicted that the sky will fall down in a rain of sexy bodily fluids as soon as this collection hits the shelves. The Sicke Collection will be found only in expensive fashiony stores all over the galaxy. Try and buy it and you WILL BE IGNORED!
So sit back, and let the fashion assault you. Let it make you its bitch and take advantage of you. Let it abuse your eyes, and make your soul long for it… For none of us are worthy of its glamour.
Highly regarded fashion critic and editor of glossy fashion magazines Clarence Ohmygodalot, has said the following about the collection:
OH…. MY…. GOD!
This is the future of fashion. And it is the past of fashion. It is both the future and the past of fashion. It is the forever…. Its fucking fashion infinity.
This is so now, that now hasnt even happened yet until this existed now…..
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Now, it has officially been 126 days all up that I have spent in hospital kept under isolation for Multi-Drug Resistant TB. Although I have some fun with my vids, it is a serious illness, and is a growing threat in the developed world. For any info about TB go to http://www.stoptb.org or for any colloquial discussions or personal questions you might have, please feel free to contact me by sending me a message, or jumping on my Facebook Page.
I love you.