Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
- Brand name: The Looking Glass
- [SL Marketplace]
- Estimated average item price: L$500
- Brand owner: Marcus Inkpen
There's a lot going on at The Looking Glass, so it's hard to slap a label on this store and be done with it. There are clothes and accessories and home decor items, most of which will appeal to anyone with an appreciation for a more turn-of-the-last-century aesthetic, but in my opinion it's the prefabs at The Looking Glass that shine the brightest. I can think of plenty of modern fashionistas who would still go gaga over Marcus Inkpen's Parisian rowhouse for example, and the enchanting little moon home pictured above seems like a must-have for the petite fairy avs among us.
It's a real pain in the ass to find nicely made prefab homes in SL if you like something a little more unique than the ultra-modern or ultra-suburban mini-mansions that the prefab market is saturated with, so if you're looking for a home that really stands out you should absolutely consider Marcus'. Even though much of his work is pre-mesh, it remains undeniably well done!
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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.