Second Life Fashion Just Wouldn't be the Same Without Elikatira (NWN Readers' Choice, Top SL Brand)
Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
- Brand name: Elikatira
- [SL Marketplace]
- Estimated average item price: L$220
- Brand owner: Elikapeka Tiramisu
Elikatira's presence on the NWN Reader's Choice Brands list shouldn't surprise anyone. Who knows what the SL fashion landscape would look like without Elikapeka Tiramisu; she's been an institution in Second Life's Fashion community for longer than the vast majority residents have even been in SL. My very first prim hairstyle was from Elika's previous brand, ETD. It was a head full of corkscrewed torii that absolutely pales in comparison to what Elika is capable of these days.
Styles at Elikatira are usually quite casual and natural with mostly straight or wavy hair, and there's a lot available in the store to suit girl-next-door avatars. She's a master of stray wisps and realistically dishevelled locks as well, but even if you prefer edgier styles there are cuts at Elikatira worth demo-ing, like Figure which I'm wearing above. Elikatira has a fairly large Marketplace presence, but for the full selection (including Figure) you'll need to make a trip to the in-world shop, where you'll also find an array of chic shoes to peruse. Whether the hair or the shoes appeal to you more, it's hard to leave Elikatira empty-handed.
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Iris Ophelia (Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.