Second Life Fashion
Second Life fashion is fabulous. Many Second Life users are only online for the fashion. Wearing beautiful or outlandish garments, designing unique originals, and seeing what others are wearing are real Second Life experiences.
When a new user signs on to Second Life he or she is immediately asked to choose their basic avatar. Your avatar will be your representative in this virtual world. In-world you can design your avatar and designate its hair color, eye color, skin color weight, height, and other physical attributes. Unfortunately, you don’t get the freedom to design your avatar’s first outfit. You are stuck with what the avatar is wearing, however you can customize it through the Second Life interface viewer or screen.
Once you begin exploring the Second Life world you will see Second Life fashion in all of its glory. Wild and out – of- this –world hipster clothes compete with classic designer originals on the avatars you will see walking down the street, working, and partying.
And where do these clothes come from? Fashion is a booming business in the Second Life virtual world. Many creative users design and sell their own distinctive creations in Second Life boutiques and fancy shopping malls. You can purchase these fashions for your own avatar. Find the best of Second Life Fashion in Second Style Magazine.
Many second lifers like extreme clothing. They would never dare to wear in their real life these micro-skirts, big platform shoes, see-through sexy tops, full body tribal tattoos, radical t-shirts, punk red hair but they love to do it in Second Life.
Feeling creative yourself? If you think you are up to it you can even design your own fashion. Linden Lab, the mind behind Second Life, provides users with templates that can be used to create clothing for avatars. These templates are easy to use and allow you to personalize your avatar’s appearance. You can also create new outfit through the Second Life interface viewer or screen.
A “Second” Wardrobe
Many Second Lifers find that they need an entire wardrobe in their “second life”. Fashion rules don’t really exist so you can mostly wear anything you want, anywhere you want.
Jim Matton, an Avid Second Life blogger, designs clothing for his Second Life boutique. “I create entire wardrobes for some of my clients. Some people want their avatars to be the best dressed, others are going for total fantasy. I leave fantasy to the other guys and design the type of clothing I would like to one day sell in the real world,” says Matton.
Do Second Life designers and brands translate between the virtual and real world? In many cases it does. Well-known fashion brands like Calvin Klein and Nike are selling designs in second life. Aspiring clothing designers are creating unique clothing and selling it in popular Second Life boutiques hoping their customers will appreciate their online designs enough to buy them in the real world. Coming soon to stores near you – Second Life Fashion.
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