SL Petites: Great Avatars... Not So Great Avatar Accessories
Aemeth Lysette has a sharp if probably necessary post on the problems with petites, those pint-sized mesh-based SL avatars which have recently become all the rage in the fashionista community and which Iris recently blogged about here. Yes they're great says Aemeth, but evidently, the buzz is leading to some sub-standard accessories: "A lot of items, clothing, and areas made for petites suck," she writes. "New designers are jumping into the fray to make clothing/items/whatever, and don’t have enough experience to know what looks good in a store and what doesn’t... [there's r]ampant use of templates and obvious photosourcing when it comes to clothes. Some stores I’m actually afraid to buy from, because I wonder where they got those jean and shirt textures from." Sounds like many content creators are still learning how to develop for petites, or are rushing things in an attempt to capture a hot market. Hope it doesn't deflate the excitement around a new kind of avatar (though it might). Read the rest from Aemeth here.