One of my favorite groups back “in the day” was Bettina Tizzy’s Not Possible in Real Life (NPiRL). Tizzy gloried in the freedom of Second Life® creation – unshackled from the laws of Euclid and Newton – free to create anything they could imagine. Of course, Second Life has its own laws that result in some things common in real life becoming Not Possible in Second Life. Something quite simple in real life can become very complicated, even impossible, in Second life. One of those things is fringe.
Fringe is one of the fall’s hot fashion trends and promises to be an even hotter item in the spring. However, the physics of SL are not fringe-friendly. Of course, we could have flexi-fringe, but after two years of not having our clothes fall through our bodies, I think that is not the solution we want. We know from reports that flexi-mesh is not even under consideration right now. So I am excited to see Sunami Beck of Emery look for a work around. It’s not perfect, perfect is impossible, but it is a valiant effort that works pretty well overall. This fringe dress is a la page fashion – and it looks great. You can find it at Collabor88 with a bundle of coordinating loose sweaters like the on I am wearing.
As you can see, that from straight on, or posed in a chair at the desk, if the legs are straight, the fringe looks great and works well. Because it is rigged, it moves with you so it even has some of the movement of fringe, though not the bouncy, back and forth of real-life fringe. That would take flexi. By rigging it to the legs kind of like pants, it moves well, but there are gaps. There can also be some funkiness when you bend your knees or curl up in a chair, but most of the time, it works well. The flaws it has are due to Second Life parameters, not poor construction.
My hair and jewelry are also finds from Collabor88. Their is from Exile, the rings are from Yummy and the elemental necklaces are from Schadenfreude. I went I wore the fire sign and Mars signs – being an Aries. They are color change with a hud for seemingly unlimited choices.
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Poses: Ma Vie &* Pilot
Skin: AE Skin Charli Tone A Bare
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – XSmall L
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – XSmall R
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Mid
Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Slink Physique Neck Patch for Visage V1.4
Slink Visage Mesh Head – Becky
Hair: Exile::Dancing Horses
Clothing: Emery Brickell Cardi Grey_XSmall
Emery Vietnam Fringed Dress Grey_Small
Shoes: [L.Warwick] Europa -Slingback Platform Wedges- Silver Leather
Jewelry: (Yummy) Crescent Moon Earrings
Schadenfreude Long3 Fire Digital Alchemy Necklace
Schadenfreude Med2 Mars Digital Alchemy Necklace
Schadenfreude Short Mars Digital Alchemy Necklace
Pilot Dellinger Desk & stool. Apple Fall Artist shelves and sideboard. LeeZu! poster