I had some fun over at SAUCE, the new installation at LEA 25. The LEA sims are provided by the Linden Endowment for the Arts to allow artists a chance to create big installations to share with the SL community. SAUCE is an installation from Maya Paris and it is a fun, colorful, and surreal place to explore.
I was ready for anything in this fun outfit featuring two items from Baiastice. The skirt was released at Collabor88 this month and the top is from 2013. The skirt was released with two coordinating tops, but I thought it would be fun to find something different to wear with it. Generally speaking, if items are made by the same designer, they will be the same size and have the same natural waist and so on, so when looking for something to coordinate with mesh clothes, it’s easiest to start with the same designer. The skirt is adorable and comes in a range of prints and solids.
I took a little nap today and the entire day disappeared in a puff of pillows and blankets and dreams. Not that I remember the dreams, but I assume they happened. I probably dreamt about shoes thanks to the cornucopia of shoes from Shoetopia which reminds be of the great song from Paolo Nutini, Matthew Benbrook and Jim Duguid:
Woke up cold one Tuesday
I’m looking tired and feeling quite sick
I felt like there was something missing
In my day to day life
So I quickly opened the wardrobe
Pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes
That were ripped around the seams
And I thought these shoes just don’t suit me
Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything’s right
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on
And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting
Oh, short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse
‘Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes
There’s a fun little polka dot dress with a balloon skirt at Les Petits Details cart at Love Donna Flora. I love how the top is gathered, creating a mirror of the bottom in shape, though not in size. Continue reading →
Roleplay, cosplay and well made fashion had a three way and there was a baby. FATEplay was born to bring amazing fashion to a part of the grid less traveled by some of us. It does give one pause, what might we do there, given the amazing offering at FATEplay?
My first thought was I could be a Desdemona seeking my handkerchief? But she ended so poorly, so maybe not. Continue reading →
Our virtual extremities have gone through some extreme changes in recent years. Shoemakers responded to the deficiencies of the avatar mesh by creating sculpted feet with shoes that we could match to our skins. The tinting methods designers employed were varied and highly idiosyncratic and tinting a pair of shoes to match could take anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 minutes, depending on our skill and the sophistication of the HUD interface. This year, with mesh rigged to fit perfectly, a few designers have taken steps to ease our pain and make our desperate clicking about in color selection boxes and frantic sliding of RGB numbers a thing of the past. Because the path of innovation is never straight, two different routes were chosen, but whichever one you take, you end up with gorgeous shoes and skin that matches.
In exploring the pros and cons of these two paths, I am going to look at Gos shoes and SLink Bare Feet with add-on shoes from another vendor. However, N-Core is also following the same path as Gos and I am sure some other shoe-makers will as well. The thing is, these are fundamentally different approaches to how to match the foot to your skins. Gospel Voom of Gos has chosen to provide the foot and shoes as one piece, the traditional way. His innovation is creating a skin color database and a scripted hud that accesses that data and applies it directly to the foot. Siddean Munro of Slink has taken another road, creating a foot that can be tinted and a free developer’s kit for skinners to customize for their skins and allowing shoemakers to use to make their own shoes to her form.
This adorable little sweater dress from Bowtique is so sweet with its peppermint pink striped inset down the front, the double row of ribbons and the pink pearl buttons. However, it is saved from being saccharine thanks to a sharp, flat collar and the ribbed selvage at the bottom. If that collar had been rounded and if there were a ruffled skirt, this dress would rot your teeth. Instead, it satisfies your sweet tooth without causing any cavities.