Saturday, March 5, 2011

Open Anthology: Bloody Fabulous edited by Ekaterina Sedia

It's finally happened. Fashion has come forth and it shall rule! I know that this may seem a bit out of the blue, but I'm interested in couture fashion. Actually, the first attempts at writing fiction were more or less related to paragraphs of how the characters dressed or the infamous magic girl scenes of transformations [Sailor Moon style]. Of course, I have no actual knowledge of fashion. Just the appreciation of aesthetics that can be achieved. Nevertheless, I'm thrilled when a piece of clothing acquires power or importance.

This is why, upon hearing that Ekaterina Sedia will be editing an anthology, where fashion has to be on the forefront, I did a Mexican wave [which is surprisingly easy now that I have characters by the hundreds]. Here is the premise. I think that I will submit something.


“Bloody Fabulous:

Lace. Leather coats. Open collars over exquisite collarbones. A single red drop on paper-white cuffs. Each fiction genre has its sartorial signifiers, and urban fantasy is no exception – from the brocade extravagance of the Unseelie courts to the ubiquitous leather of supernatural detectives to the old-fashioned good taste of wealthy vampires, we are as familiar with them as we are with the supernatural attributes of the protagonists. However, despite the prominence of clothing in urban fantasy, fashion is usually a supporting actor. In this anthology, we want to give it a center stage (or a runway). Let the tales of tormented designers and well-dressed vampires strut into the light, and finally get the attention they deserve. BLOODY FABULOUS is a collection of urban fantasy tales, featuring vampires as well as other supernatural creatures, but focusing on the world of fashion and its intersection with the uncanny. Get ready, get set, get fabulous!”

8 comments:

serenitywomble said...

Oh, that sounds awesome. I wish I knew the first bit about fashion!

T.S. Bazelli said...

I'll have to let my subconscious chew on this one for a while. I know a little, but how to add in a speculative element? Hmm!

Charles Gramlich said...

I am pretty much a fashion illiterate, though I do know what I like.

Harry Markov said...

@ Serenity: It's called research, my darling! :)

@ Theresa: I expect big things from you! So bedazzle me.

@ Charles: I'm the last person to know how something would look on me or anybody else. I just like the oh so pretty or abstract things

Juliette Wade said...

This is awesome. Don't know if I can do it but what fun!

Harry Markov said...

I'm so doing it. Don't care what it takes me to make the fashion super believable.

Leona said...

LOL I have a werewolf series I started located on the Reservation...not sure how much fashion has to do with it!

Jared said...

Brilliant idea. I hope there's at least one tongue-in-cheek update of The King in Yellow included.