Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
2012 was a pretty good year for SL fashion, but there were a few notable absences. Some designers downsized, some designers took a break, and some designers were busy fighting high-profile battles in reality. Now that it's 2013, two popular designers have reappeared in the SL style spotlight with new skin lines, and it looks like neither of them have lost their touch. Better yet, neither of these skins will break the bank. Check 'em out:
The bundle comes with as many options as a Curio skin fatpack normally would, including multiple makeups, skin tones, and adorable freckles. I'm wearing the Pure 2 makeup with freckles, since the minimally made-up Pure faces are almost always my favorites. Party Girl is perfect for people who love (and have missed) the sleek, glossy body that is such a distinct signature of Gala's work, as well as those looking for a young and pouty face. Snap it up while you can and look forward to plenty of new releases from Curio in 2013!
If you'd prefer a slightly edgier and more mature face, swing by The Dressing Room Fusion [SLURL], where everything is between L$40-L$70, and snag two new skins from Tuli Asturias of Tuli's upcoming Helena line. I'll admit that Helena doesn't flatter my face as much as Tuli's older Eva line does, but thankfully even if Helena's not to your liking you can now pick up Tuli's older skin lines on the SL Marketplace.
Compared to Party Girl, Helena's body is shaded in a more classic and subdued way and her face is much less of a pout and more of a runway scowl, so if you're more interested in looking ultra-fierce than ultra-kawaii, Helena's your best bet. I'm thrilled to see Tuli back after her break from SL; she's a truly talented designer and I'm sure we can expect lots more eye-candy from her in the coming year!
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.