2 posts tagged "Zelda Williams"
Alberta Ferretti is the latest designer to get the avatar treatment (no, it’s not like Botox) and enter the virtual world of high-end shopping. She may have just opened and fêted a flagship in L.A., but her newest address is in StarPlaza, which is a decidedly more global locale. A Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti boutique opened last week at Stardoll.com—think Second Life for young fashionistas. On the site, users can drag and drop clothes onto their avatars—a process known to Luddites as “trying on”—purchase them with Stardollars, hang them in their virtual closets, and, of course, wear them around the Web. The occasion practically begs for a young Hollywood representative, which is where Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin) and her avatar come in. “They gave me mile-long supermodel legs. You’ve got to love that,” said the real Williams of her animated self. The virtual Zelda (pictured above) will be hanging out at the store and modeling looks. “Zelda embodies modernity,” Ferretti says of her spokesmodel. What could be more au courant than being a spokes-avatar? No slouch in the modernity department herself, Ferretti—a BlackBerry user who claims that device and its Wi-Fi cohorts “have no secrets” from her—met Williams after her Spring 2009 runway show. “I absolutely adore her,” Williams (an iPhone user…awkward) says of the designer. Love like that will undoubtedly translate into some real Philosophy gear for the budding celeb, which, as much as we in the online world hate to admit it, will always trump the virtual kind.