Fashion | Tip of the Day

08 May

Well I for one understand the difficulties of trying to find something fabulous to wear in your inventory when you’ve worn it all or seen it all. It can get boring, staid, and uninteresting. What’s a gal (or man) to do when they can’t find an outfit in their inventory that they haven’t worn before and doesn’t have the money to go on a shopping spree to get some much needed alone time and pampering? It’s quite simple really- mix it up! Who in the world said that you had to wear the outfits you bought as you bought them? I didn’t read that anywhere in the manual or package when I purchased my outfits and I’m sure you didn’t either- unless it had something to do with scripts. But what’s the point of being a fashionista if you don’t want to be creative and make your own outfits? It can be tough if you are in a lag and can’t really come up with some ideas and sitting there sifting through thousands of items can be a bit of a drag if it ends up taking 2 or 3 hours but if you really do love your fashion then this should be a breeze for you and fun to boot!

We’ve gotten so lazy nowadays in second life with our outfits because they are all coordinated for us when we purchase them from the designer which is greatly appreciated- don’t get me wrong- but it makes us complacent in the world of fashion and we can’t truly be ourselves. Sure, you can purchase and outfit that fits your personality but what happened to making it your own? Why not instead of just adding your own accessories you create a whole new style?! And yes, there will be many critiques of your style and outfits- it’s to be expected really so just do your thing and make it your own brand. Mix up outfits from various designers or if you want to have a challenge mix it up with that same designer with various outfits you’ve already purchase.

Not in the mood to do it because you hate having to search through your inventory time and again to recreate an outfit? Oh that’s another easy if not quick fix for that problem. Style cards are a great resource to take advantage of when it comes to making your outfits or styling them. It’s something that many stylists use when dealing with clients so why not take advantage of a well known secret? It’s quite simple to make a style card. All you have to do is create a folder for it that you can find easily. I usually place it at the top of my inventory by putting a few spaces before the folder name and then create a new notecard in that folder. Once you have your outfit go ahead and write down the various pieces that you are wearing and save the notecard. You’ll be able to go back later and pick those pieces out. Also, if you haven’t heard yet, second life 2 has a nifty little feature that allows you to save your outfits and unlike with the old second life viewer or other third party viewers that I know it won’t move your items from their original folders but just create links that will allow you to wear the entire saved outfit in a pinch! What a world huh? This is a great feature for models of second life when you’re creating your quick change folders although I do hear that it slows down your computer a bit if you don’t have a high processing computer so like with all things it has it’s ups and it’s downs.

Well that’s all the time I have for you with your tip of the day. This is a new feature that will be added to the blog. It may not be everyday but it’ll be something to help you out in times of need. If you have questions pertaining to fashion, second life fashion, designers, employment, shows, news, etc feel free to leave a comment and we’ll do our best to get those answered. You never know, it may be a new feature added to the blog as well. We will be in the process of revamping a few things so please stay tuned and be patient as we get those various things in place for your viewing pleasure.

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Posted by on May 8, 2010 in Tips & SL Tutorials


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