The end of standard sizes? What this means for clothing in Second Life

There has been a growing number of stores as of late who are opting to only make clothing for specific mesh bodies (e.g. Belleza, Maitreya, Slink), and discontinuing standard sizing. According to a few social media outlets, the reasons why designers are opting to discontinue making standard size clothing are:

– Designers are spending more time rigging for various bodies than actual creation of items.

– Sales have not significantly decreased for those opting to go for specific fitmesh sizes.

– Customers want to shop at stores that have clothing specifically fitted to their body.

Some designers are opting to take it one step further and only focus on making clothing for the current most popular body. According to the 2016 survey conducted by meshbodyaddicts.com, 62.5% of the female residents surveyed currently wear the Maitreya Lara body. Even if you add up the number of people who wear other mesh bodies, they still pale in comparison to the Maitreya Lara mesh body. For this reason, some designers feel like this is enough to not only discontinue standard sizes, but to limit their creations to only one fitmesh size.

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I Got Your Number

…but do you have mine? That’s the real question – ha! 

Another event I would like to share with you is the 30/31 event. According to the website, “This event is designed to promote 2D, 3D, and decorative arts and to introduce people to the amazing artists of Second life! The goal is to bring people to you!”

Chop Zuey is one of the creators that is participating in this event. “I Got Your Number” is a necklace and earring set that is stylish, yet playful to wear for any fashionista.
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Here’s to lessons learned and good times

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately. I had the opportunity to help with the Miss Teen Avi Pageant this month – both as a judge and a backstage manager for the final show. It was a wonderful experience for me. I was able to meet the lovely young ladies that were in the pageant, and gained some knowledge about what goes on behind the scenes.

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Love the Outfit

Hello everyone! I would like to share this blog post with you, because I think the message is something that many of us can relate to as fashionistas and models.

Fashion is art, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. Therefore, the amount of time and money invested in putting together your “look” makes it just as personal as someone would consider a painting, a song, or a sculpture. When we put together our “looks” for our blogs, a photo shoot, the runway, or just everyday life, we take risks exposing our art to the public. How will it be perceived? Do we care if people notice us? How do we handle any negative reactions to what we have created?

I think the challenge of creating art that will be displayed for public feedback is whether your idea, vision, or message can be conveyed through your creation. Part of that is understanding your audience, and listening to the feedback that was said. Sometimes lack of a reaction can be the biggest feedback of all.

However, I think as long as your art is meaningful to you, then that is all that matters. Don’t fall into the trap of creating just for the sake of getting approval. It is not genuine, and you cheat yourself out of the experience.

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– Moni

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(special thanks to the wonderful Monica Querrien for this image)

I didn’t know it could happen. It makes logical sense now but at the time I didn’t know you could fall so deeply and desperately in love with an outfit that it would cause you to react like a jilted lover.

Let me explain.

Audace holds a monthly model competition fittingly called Model of the Month. Fresh after graduation I had entered the St. Patrick’s Day theme. I had entered with all the calm and clarity of a freshman model wanting to learn and gain new experiences. It was a very full and wonderful experience.

In the moments as I stood posed waiting for the judges decision, something gripped me. My heart started pounding. As seconds turned into minutes, my imagination went crazy. What if I were to win? I knew I wouldn’t but what if I did? Then, just fifteen…

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Ghee – Melisandre (Game of Thrones inspiration)

I don’t watch Game of Thrones, so when I saw this outfit, at first I was a bit put off from it. But, at the same time, the dark red color and the hood that hides most of your head and part of your face intrigued me.

Wrapping my scarf around my head, I envisioned myself traveling across the land, free to wander wherever I wanted to go. If I encountered someone, I could choose to be friendly, or engage them in an aggressive manner.  But mainly I pictured my journey to be that of a solitudinous nature. So when looking for a place to take this picture, I pictured land that would expand out into (seemingly ) infinity.

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Outfit: Ghee – Melisandre Gown – Currant
Hair: Exile::Spice (Undercut)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Necklace: Chop Zuey – Moon Women Choker
Makeup:
:[Plastik]:- Makeups- Lip Stripe.
[mock]Liz Shadow in Smoked Seeing Red [eyeshadow]
[mock] Dead of Night Eyeshadow
Pose: Di’s Opera
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Love/116/125/25

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Blacklace gets a revamp!

Hello everyone! For those who do not know, the Blacklace sim has made some renovations  – their main store as well as the stores surrounding it. I will say that the sim does not feel as laggy as it did in the past. After looking around, it seems like re-organizing the store has cut down on any clutter or non-essential items on the sim. In addition, finding your favorite Blacklace item is much easier. For those who are looking for items that are compatible for their body, this layout will make it MUCH easier to find items.

 

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Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Sahara Violet set: Black Stockings

Hair: little bones. Pogo
Skin: Glam Affair – Luna – Jamaica

Accessory: [Black Bantam] – Pome Cotton Candy Stick – Lavendar
Pose: Corpus

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Meet Kismet!

Hey guys! I wanted to show you a skin that was created by alaskametro for Skin Fair 2016 – called Kismet. It is on the marketplace now with more appliers than what was available at Skin Fair.

“Blended handdrawn/photosource elements and optimized for mesh bodies and heads (but, you can also wear this on your Classic avatar!) “Kismet” comes in 8 skintones and features between 2-4 brow colours in a thick, natural style, plus 1 eyeshadow and 3 lipsticks. Freckled and cleavage versions included.”

If you bought Kismet  before the update and would like appliers for Loudmouth, Belleza, and Maitreya, just IM Alaska Metropolitan.

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Skin: alaskametro<3 HYBRID skin – Spice – Kismet brunette freckled
alaskametro<3 “Lana” eyeliner – Black
alaskametro<3 Kismet makeup – lips 03 (dark skins)

Hair: Analog Dog – glamp – DARK BROWNS
Dress: {Indyra} Dakota Dress
Leggings: Ghee Essential Booted Leggings
Pose: an lar [poses]
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kingsport/217/196/22

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