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Project Open Letter

Please take the time to read and sign this if you are able: Project Open Letter

In a nutshell, it is an open letter to Linden Labs requesting that they step up their improvements on existing features before introducing new ones.

April 29, 2007 Posted by | SL Grid Issues | 2 Comments

Fashion Tip – When a non-flexi skirt/dress makes your butt look huge

I recently noticed that when I put a red dress from ETD on my avi, her butt seemed… well, larger. The same happened again when I put on a skirt from Nylon Outfitters. Later on, one of my friends confessed that she and her bf had actually had a brief discussion on whether I’d deliberately made it bigger or not!

none dress fix

We all put a lot of effort into the appearance of our avatars. Hell, I agonized for about two weeks just over what skin to get, as some of my friends can attest. Something like this, then, can be a bit of an annoyance, especially if it seems like it’s beyond our control.

I recently learned a great little trick for getting rid of the dress butt — it’s so simple, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier myself.

1. Put on a non-flexi skirt.
2. Go to Inventory and look for your shape.
3. Right-click your shape, and select copy.
4. Right-click again, and select paste.
5. A copy of your shape will appear; you should now see two identical shapes in your Inventory.
6. Rename the one you are wearing to something like “Shape – Dress”.
7. Edit your appearance, and using the slider adjustment, set your butt to a lower number, as preferred.
8. When your butt is looking normal in the skirt again, select Save.

That’s it! Now all you have to do is remember to wear this shape when you put on a skirt, and then change back to your original shape when you’re wearing other types of clothing like shorts, pants, etc.

dress fix

Now, if it were only that easy in real life! Hehe. I hope someone has found this information helpful. 🙂

April 10, 2007 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hair Fair 2007

Hair Fair 2007 has arrived! I went with Alan the other day, who warned me that “This is going to be crazy”.

Oh my god, he meant the lag. It was incredible; I saw countless grey bald people moonwalking about and booth images took a really long time to rez, with some of them never rezzing the entire time I was there. And I can’t even recall how many times I crashed!

"I see grey people... "

I was IMing with Alan pretty much the whole time. Hair Fair is actually duplicated into two sites so that more people may be accommodated, so I went to one site and Alan had gone to another. He suggested removing attachments so as to lighten the load on the sim, so I took off my hair, jewelry, and AO. I drew the line at going completely naked, though. 😮

Bald, AOless, shoeless, jewel-less egghead!

After multiple crashes and not even being able to buy a demo, I left with the determination that I would return when there were less people logged into SL.

I returned several hours later and although things were still laggy, it was nowhere near as bad as before. Several people were shouting out advice to people to take off their hair, AO’s, and other high prim-count attachments, such as shoes. “Disable your AO, embrace the newbie waddle!” one woman shouted, hehe.

I was able to do much more during my second visit, and let me tell you, the hair at Hair Fest ’07 was worth every damn crash I’d had to endure to get there. Some of the booths were just downright gorgeous:

Naughty Designs Calla Panache Hairapy

I also saw several vendors there that I’d never heard of before. Curl Up & Dye was one of them. Isn’t that a fantastic name for a salon? I chuckled when I saw the booth.

Curl Up & Dye

I picked up a bunch of demos, and now I must admit I find myself in a bit of a quandary. They are all fab! How on earth am I going to choose just one or two?! (The following images are thumbnails with links leading to their respective flickr pages.)

Hairapy - Gwen Curio - Spiky Curio - Daisy Curio - Creepy Bun Curio - Creepy Naughty - Public Affair CS - Macy CS - Annie May III CS - Annie May II CS - Annie May II CS - Annie May Kin - Luv Kin - Bunni

Such tough decisions ahead of me!

April 7, 2007 Posted by | Fashion, Hair | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Post

I started this blog for a number of reasons: to document my adventures and discoveries in Second Life (SL), to discuss whatever topics I come up with that have to do with SL, and of course, to talk about SL fashion. Who knew that dressing up an avatar could be so much fun? It’s like I’ve rediscovered my Barbie doll, only now she’s on a monitor and she can walk, dance, and make funny faces.

April 1, 2007 Posted by | Site Stuff | , , | 1 Comment