Back in the heyday of the sculpted prim, anyone who was anyone owned a pair of Tesla Miles' shoes. Her work was particularly well known for her towering stilettos, but her Victorian boots, textured with rich brocade, were also tremendously popular.
Tesla and her magnificent shoes had all but vanished from Second Life, with barely a peep for nearly 5 years. But one of Second Life's most popular shoe designers is back, and with the release of the all-mesh Ziggy 2 it seems like her skills are anything but dull.
Iris Ophelia (@bleatingheart, 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.